The 4th of July is here! I’m loving the long weekend and all the festivities that surround the holiday. I’ve already seen fireworks and been to outdoor cook-outs and it isn’t even the big day. So if you’re a little behind or stumped for your 4th celebration (because it’s already been done), check out the video and how-to’s below for easy 4th of July tips and last minutes tricks with some new twists on fun food and decor originals…..and all for less time and dollars. Happy 4th!
|Happy 4th of July!|
|Gourmet DIY S’mores Bar|
Use yard sticks and Christmas lights to make a “two for” holiday star. This star may be used for the 4th and also Christmas – and it’s easy to assemble!
The photo below tells the story. You’ll need 5 yard sticks, spray paint (or markers and glitter), small nails, and thumb tacks. Paint the sticks and nail them together in a star pattern with small nails. Use thumb tacks or electrical tape to affix the lights to the back and presto – a star for less than $6.
|How-to star style|
The smaller stars are super simple. Spray paint stirring sticks (they’re free) at any hardware or discount store that sells paint. Use wood glue to glue them in a star shape. These are great because kids may decorate them with markers or stickers or glitter and they’re a great project to keep the little ones busy.
|How-to stars for kids|
And to end on a yummy star note……frozen star watermelon pops! Cut star shapes from slices of watermelon. I added a lollipop stick and froze them for a good-for-you popsicle! Frozen watermelon chunks in lieu of ice in cocktails or flavored water is also delicious. Send the kids outside with a holiday treat that they’ll love – plus they’re inexpensive and take minutes to make. So, so good!
|Frozen watermelon pops|