Festive July 4th DIY Centerpieces!

 Can you believe it is almost time to celebrate our nation's birthday? I can not believe the month of June is almost over and we are getting ready for cookouts, fireworks and family time! I am all about quick and easy projects to transform a party. Last year I posted these easy DIY centerpieces and they were a huge hit, so I am bringing them back. Chances are you have everything you need right in your pantry for this project and if you have little hands that love projects, make sure to enlist them for some summer fun!

red,white, and blue


White Rice
2 Small Tupperware Bins
Red Food Coloring
Blue Food Coloring

Measure 1 cup of rice, place in Tupperware.
Add 1 tbsp vinegar and about 12 drops of food coloring. 

SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE! I enlisted some very cute help!

kid approved DIY

Spread out the rice onto the cookie sheet, allow to dry. I used foil on mine so I wouldn't have to clean up blue and red cookie sheets! I also popped mine into a fridge to expedite the drying. 

Wait about 1 hour and start layering! I decided to put little candles into the mason jar, along with the rice, I think they will be perfect outside!

When you are done decorating for the season, throw them in a bin and have some sensory fun! We love to have trucks and ping pong balls in the rice, but the possibilities are endless. Things can get a bit messy so having a sheet under the bin is a must! 

I love a fun DIY! Hope you have as much fun making this as we did! 
Happy July Fourth!


Happy Diy'ing,

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  1. The dyed rice is always a hit with our little guy. I used it for a sensory bin and it allows him to play for a good 45-60 minutes.