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Memorial Day Crafts For A Festive Holiday

With Memorial Day just around the corner, I like to make some festive decorations to set out for a holiday gathering.  Almost anything goes – as long as it is red, white and blue!

In Michigan, Memorial Day marks the first big celebration of the summer, which means a lot of outdoor activities.  So…most of my decorating is geared for outdoor spaces.

I made this easy centerpiece last year using red flowers, birch branches and white glass pebbles to fill a vase and for a touch of patriotic blue, I simply tied on a navy bandana.  You can’t get much easier than that!

I had to tote this up north to our cabin so I used artificial flowers but this year I am going to try something similar with fresh flowers.  I’ll just use less of the glass pebbles so I have more room for water!

Flags are always popular and here is one that I made using some driftwood and decorative grapevine stars:

This year, I found all kinds of other fun ideas to try so I thought I would share a few of them with you!

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These tin can luminaries do a great job of lighting up the holiday!  This is another great way to recycled too.  Just save your empty soup cans, throw on a little paint and punch out some fun designs that will shine bright when your candle is lit!

Martha Stewart shows you how to make some beautiful candles for your outdoor table.  I love the patriotic stripes!

A must for every outdoor party are some festive napkins and this easy idea by BHG is a definite one to try!

Another great use for those tin cans are these cute red, white and blue utensil holders.  They would complement the rest of your holiday partyware just perfectly!

Hopefully this gives you a little inspiration to start some Memorial Day crafts that will add a little festivity to your holiday!

Happy Crafting!