July 4th Candy Centerpiece and Table

I really enjoy playing with centerpieces and have seen many cute ideas on Pinterest.  Over the last few years I started making these candy vases on different holidays to add to my table decorations.  You can make them in any size glass vase but I choose the 16 inch vase so I can really have fun with colored candy.

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I started this vase with 2 packs each of inexpensive cinnamon and peppermint candy. Added a bag of Hershey Cookies N Cream and a bag of berry flavored Twizzlers.

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Two canning jars come in handy, just add the small one in the center of the vase and pack your first candy selection around it. I chose the blue foiled Hershey Kisses. This saves a lot of money on candy purchase as the jars take up most of the vase.

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I added the next bag of candy (the peppermint) and the large canning jar. You can use the large jar to hold the rest of the centerpiece items.

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Finally add the Twizzlers or candy of your choice.

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You can use fresh cut flowers, just add water to the canning jar or use inexpensive silk flowers you may find at a Dollar Tree or a local craft store. I used silk flowers for now but I may put fresh flowers in the centerpiece on the 4th of July. I found cute straws with foil fringe and flags at the Dollar Tree and finished off my vase. I kept my cost down on this vase, really happy on how nice it turned out.

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Most of the table settings are end of holiday clearance items that I have collected over the years.

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Plastic plates, and straws at The Dollar Tree and Michaels.

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Napkins picked up at places like Pier One Imports and Old Time Pottery for 1-2 bucks each. Wrap foil star garland around folded napkins and use as a napkin ring.

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And my adorable red splattered glasses that I found one year at Pier One Imports for $1.50 each on clearance.

Happy 4th of July!

 

 

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6 thoughts on “July 4th Candy Centerpiece and Table

  1. It looks fabulous! I love it. Great job!! Everything coordinates so well. I love the different textures mixed together.

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