Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Red, White and Blue for 10 on the 10th

There is something so festive and patriotic about red, white and blue!  It is very easy to find decorations, dishware and ornaments to celebrate our nation!  

You can actually keep this decor out all summer to celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July and Labor Day!

Our "10 on the 10th theme" this month is RED, WHITE and BLUE!

I doubt many will have large parties, but this is a cute idea for holiday favors:

I took a few flags I bought at our local dollar store (6/$1.00)...

...and I stitched plastic to the front of them, cutting the plastic a bit larger than the flag.  You can use an old clear table cloth, a zip loc bag, or purchase a small amount of plastic at the fabric store.  I used a zip loc bag this time.

Before I sewed it closed, I slid a few peppermint candies in between the plastic and the flag.  (You could also use red, white and blue M&Ms. ) I trimmed the plastic to the size of the flag to neaten it up:

They make a cute favor!

These adorable paper pockets with wooden flatware are from Target (4/$3)

Another idea which costs under $10 is a candy bouquet that I made last year for our 10 on the 10th post and you can learn how to make it HERE :

And how many of you enjoy corn on the cob?  Make up some cute, festive herbal butter stars:

Simply mix softened butter with fresh, minced herbs from your garden and press into a mold, chill and pop out onto a plate!

And this is a freebie idea.  Use your leftover spice cans for vases for your mini flowers from your garden:

The cans leak, so simply line the tin with a zip baggie, cut off the top, insert into can and fill with water:

Stop by to visit these clever bloggers to see their take on Red, White and Blue while spending less than $10:

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. How cute and adorable are all of your red, white and blue ideas for this challenge, Patti! I think I like the spice can vase idea the best - although all of them are super cool! It's always fun and amusing to see recycle items used in creative ways!

  2. Oh Patti this is adorable. Love your dishes and the pepper can turned into a little vase is so stinkin' cute. I love it.

  3. So many good ideas! I love them all.

  4. Very cute ideas, Patti. I bet you meant 6 flags for $10. Love those wooden utensils.

  5. You have so many great ideas, Patti. I think my favorites are the butter stars and the spice can...don't make me choose!

  6. Patti so many cute ideas in one post! I don't know where to start... The butter stars are genius. You always have the cutest things in tins...And how did I not see those wooden utensils at Target? Definitely need to make a visit soon. Those American flag favors are just too cute. Gives me a ton of ideas. Thanks!!!

  7. Love each and every idea! Especially the molded butter and flags with peppermints! Super cute.

  8. Great ideas. That candy holder from the flags is genius.

  9. Patti,
    You are one talented Lady. I love all of the ideas here and these precious Americana favors too.
    Love the Pepper can turned into a vase!
    Great to blog hop with you!

  10. Such cute ideas for celebrating patriotic holidays this summer. I have stars in red, white and blue I need to pull out. Thanks for the inspiration....

  11. Sewing the plastic on the little flags to make "fireworks" out of pinwheel candy is genius, Patty!!! LOVE IT!!! Very cool ideas and a couple I remember seeing before ~ always good to repost. :)

    Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas for rwb decorating,
    Barb :)

  12. The flag treat bags are too cute Patti, and I love the pepper vase!!!

  13. Cute ideas! I need to pull out some of my red, white, and blue patriotic things. Perhaps this weekend.
    The 4th will be here before we know it!

  14. I love all of your ideas, Patti. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!

  15. Patti, love these patriotic ideas for favors and decor... especially that spice tin suggestion! Too cute! Pinned, and happy to be featuring you at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow!