DIY Whimsical Patriotic Centerpiece + Tablescape for Independence Day

Celebrate the Red, White and Blue with a DIY whimsical centerpiece for your table. You’ll find additional patriotic table inspiration from 21 table stylists for your Fourth of July celebration.

Red truck flower centerpiece and tablescape for the 4th of July | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #tablescapes #centerpiece #flag #4thofjuly #redwhiteandblue

The countdown to Independence Day is underway and I’m sharing a whimsical patriotic arrangement and table as part of a Patriotic Tablescape Blog Hop! A special “thank you” to our hosts, Chloe at Celebrate and Decorateand Andrea of Design Morsels for organizing this hop!

Red truck flower centerpiece and tablescape for the 4th of July | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #tablescapes #centerpiece #flag #4thofjuly #redwhiteandblue

You’ll find tablesetting inspiration from 21 table stylists for your Fourth of July celebration at the bottom of this post.

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 Vintage Christmas Truck Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

 I gave my Christmas Vintage Truck Centerpiece  a patriotic makeover to celebrate the red, white and blue! The spent greenery, berry picks and pine cones are long gone and I removed the “Noel Farms – Christmas Trees” magnets on each of the truck doors.

DIY flower arrangement with a red truck | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #tablescapes #centerpiece

 A plastic liner in the bottom of the truck bed was refilled with fresh wet floral foam.

DIY flower arrangement with a red truck | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #tablescapes #centerpiece

You can find wet floral foam on the floral aisle of the craft store or online at Amazon. It’s easy to cut with a kitchen knife and trim to the size you need. Soak the wet floral foam in water (or water mixed with floral preservative for longevity). When your foam is saturated, (about 3 minutes or less), place in your truck bed or container. You can use waterproof floral tape to secure the wet foam to your container if needed.

Red truck flower centerpiece and tablescape for the 4th of July | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #tablescape #centerpiece #flag #4thofjuly

Tip: When using wet floral foam, use the “float soak” method and place the floral foam brick on top of the water. Let the floral foam gradually absorb the water until it’s fully saturated. Plunging the floral foam in the water traps air bubbles and will prohibit the transfer of water from the foam to the flower stems.

Endless Summer Hydrangeas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #garden #hydrangeas

Endless Summer Hydrangeas are blooming so I cut some for the centerpiece to join some red and white alstroemeria from the grocery store.

DIY patriotic flower centerpiece with a red truck | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #tablescape #centerpiece #flag #4thofjuly

The inspiration for a patriotic truck centerpiece came this Patriotic Vintage Truck Wired Edge Ribbon.

Ribbon for DIY patriotic flower centerpiece with a red truck | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #tablescape #centerpiece #flag #4thofjuly

I cut (3) 24-inch lengths, making a loop in each ribbon, then used a wired wood floral pick to secure the loop and to tuck the ribbon picks into the arrangement. Wired wood floral picks come in various lengths from 3 to 6 inches and are available at the craft store or online.

 DIY patriotic flower centerpiece with a red truck | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #tablescape #centerpiece #flag #4thofjuly

After adding the ribbon picks, I added a small American flag to proudly wave in the back of the truck.

 DIY patriotic flower centerpiece with a red truck and flag | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #tablescape #centerpiece #flag #4thofjuly

This whimsical centerpiece comes together in less than 30 minutes and is ready for the Fourth of July parade down the middle of your table!

Patriotic tablescape for the 4th of July | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #tablescape #centerpiece #flag #4thofjuly

A stars and stripes runner is layered over red, white, blue checks as a foundation for the table.

Ball Stars & Stripes Keepsake Jars hold a flag, sparklers and straws at each place setting and are ready for patriotic sipping.

Help yourself to some thirst quenching beverages for your Star-Spangled celebration. . .

Land of the Free Lemonade | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #4thofjuly #patriotic #recipes #watermelon

Land of the Free Lemonade

or

Red, White and Blue Sangria, as easy to mix as it is to drink! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #4thofjuly #cocktail #redwhiteandblue

Red, White and Blue Sangria,

and another DIY Patriotic Flower Arrangement using an American Flag.

Galvanized American flag plates, enamel napkin rings and Americana flatware add some additional star-spangled details to the table.

Table Details:

Galvanized American Flag Salad Plates and Napkin Rings / Pottery Barn

Galvanized Chargers / Pier1

Tablecloth / HomeGoods, several years ago

Runner and Napkins / Kohl’s, several years ago

Flatware / Pfaltzgraff Americana

Ball Stars & Stripes Keepsake Jars / Amazon

Click on the links below for more patriotic table inspiration:

Celebrate & Decorate | Design  Morsels | Simple Nature Decor Blog White Arrows HomeCalypso In The Country | Panoply | Decorate and More With Tip  |  The Little Yellow Corner Store Corner of Plaid and PaisleyHome is Where the Boat Is My Thrift Store Addiction | Everyday Living  | Our Crafty Mom | Life and Linda | Living With Thanksgiving | The Painted Apron Belle Bleu InteriorsZucchini Sisters Create With Cynthia | My Family Thyme | Follow the Yellow Brick Home 

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DIY Patriotic Red Truck Flower Centerpiece | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #patriotic #tablescape #centerpiece #flag #4thofjuly

Land of the Free Because of the Brave.

 Land of the Free Because of the Brave | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #july4th

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  47 comments for “DIY Whimsical Patriotic Centerpiece + Tablescape for Independence Day

  1. Sherry T
    June 23, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Love your beautiful tablescapes!! This 4th of July table is a stunner – thank you for sharing❤️

  2. June 23, 2020 at 6:50 am

    I love the remake of the truck. I am finding that a red truck is such a bright spot for so many seasons.

  3. Bonnie Morgan
    June 23, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Mary, I love your red truck all decorated for the 4th of July. The ribbon you found was the perfect touch and adding the flag in the back was just the right finish. The flowers you chose worked so well. Your DIY skills are endless.
    I am constantly amazed that Amazon almost has everything.
    The galvanized American flag salad plates coordinate beautifully with your napkin and napkin ring. Great that you had just the right tablecloth and runner to complete the look. The keepsake jars full of goodies would excite the children of all ages.
    All the patriotic refreshing drinks are impressive. You are certainly ready for a fantastic celebration.
    It is always fun to hop with you playing in the dishes.

  4. June 23, 2020 at 7:10 am

    What a festive table. I love the adorable truck, great ideas! will pin to my tablescape board.

  5. Rita C.
    June 23, 2020 at 7:21 am

    I swear, you have magic in your hands when you create, Mary! This truck has undergone how many metamorphoses already since Christmas, and each one is so smart and sharp! I love it that a ribbon was your entire inspiration. Great looking table, love the runner as the road for the truck’s parade path. Those weighty napkin rings are great with those napkins. All the food and drink links are always refreshingly appealing. Awesome collection!

  6. June 23, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Your table is so darn cute! Love the red truck idea.

  7. June 23, 2020 at 8:27 am

    What a darling and festive centerpiece, Mary! I love all of your red, white, and blue decor and patriotic tablescape! It is a pleasure to hop with you, again. Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  8. June 23, 2020 at 8:30 am

    I love how your red truck looks as though it is leading the parade down the Stars and Stripes road🇺🇸 You have created a post full of awe inspiring images of pure summer fun and celebration!! I hope the weather cooperates for you and you are able to enjoy a boat ride with your puppies before all the booms start!! Enjoy!!!

  9. June 23, 2020 at 8:34 am

    How fun was this! I remember this truck used at Christmas!

    What a fun table with a bit of rustic flare!

    Another fabulous one, Mary!

    Happy Tuesday!

  10. June 23, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Oh Mary, I ❤️ Your darling truck that you’ve enhanced for the 4th of July! It looks perfect on the patriotic runner, along with the other pretty decor of your tablescape. The galvanized pieces at a rustic charm, as do the canning jars. 👏🏻🇺🇸👏🏻

  11. June 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Your little red truck makes the perfect patriotic centerpiece Mary! And that ribbon is adorable! I love it paired with the galvanized flag plates, Americana on your table! The napkins and rings and the flag flatware, wow, I love it! I certainly am going to miss Pier 1 😢 a tablescaper treasure trove…3 cheers for the red, white and blue 🇺🇸❤️
    Jenna

  12. Liz
    June 23, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Wow your truck turned out so cute! Love all the details of your table. Those are great napkins too!

  13. June 23, 2020 at 9:15 am

    You are having fun! Love the flag plate, I have a giant red truck I have yet to plant for years, just to busy putting things together for the long haul to enjoy the perks of the job 😉 right now I have 100s and 100s of apricots on my mind, being seeing orange all week, it’s refreshing to enjoy your red white and blue for a change of scenery!

  14. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    June 23, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Mary, your tables are always stunning, and this one is no exception! The red truck with the floral arrangement is beautiful, and your tablescape is perfectly patriotic! Thanks for the helpful floral arranging tips. I learned something about letting the foam gradually absorb the water. It is always a joy to join you on these blog hops. Take care, and have a Happy Fourth of July!

  15. Clara
    June 23, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Mary, Your arrangement is beautiful. Your little red truck makes the perfect centerpiece with your talent for decorating it. Love the tablescape. The tablecloth paired with the runner is a gorgeous base. Enjoy your day! Clara♥️

  16. June 23, 2020 at 9:31 am

    Mary, your little red truck just keeps on giving gorgeous floral arrangements…you certainly chose wisely! Your table makes my heart sing for the red, white, and blue. Every detail is perfect from the runner to the galvanized flag plates. Thank you for including the refreshing drinks for a 4th of July celebration. I always love hopping with you! ♥️🇺🇸💙

  17. anne
    June 23, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Adorable!! So festive, fun and patriotic. God Bless the USA!

  18. Chloe Crabtree
    June 23, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Mary, you are correct, great minds think alike! You have always been an inspiration for me with your amazing styling talents, I guess you are rubbing off on me! I don’t always have time to leave a comment, but I am always stopping by to see what is going on along the lake! How fun is that patriotic flatware! Your napkins are lovely and the jars with the sparklers a fun touch! I hope you enjoy your holiday!

  19. Susan B
    June 23, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Mary, the little red truck is just so whimsical and festive. Thank you for all the Red, White and Blue today. It makes me proud to be an American! Today more than ever, we need to stand up for our country, and remember those who gave their lives to give us freedom we enjoy today. Let’s please not forget how great our country is and celebrate the Red, White and Blue!

  20. Sue
    June 23, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Mary, you always have the cutest looking tables. You really have a knack of putting together a perfect design, thanks for sharing.

  21. Stacey
    June 23, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Love this patriotic truck floral arrangement! This is one of my favorite of your patriotic posts! You are so inspiring and make me look forward to being creative for the upcoming 4th of July! Here’s to the red, white & blue!!

  22. June 23, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Mary, Let me just start by saying….OH MY GOSH! The little truck and your flowers to the table runner…..I just don’t know what I love more? Very well designed and beautiful for the eye. Love it!

  23. Rebecca Payne
    June 23, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    I love your truck centerpeice

  24. June 23, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Such a pretty patriotic post Mary. I do love the cute red truck and you dressed it beautifully with fresh flowers. How perfect the ribbon is with little red trucks. The galvanized plates are so unique. You find the perfect accessories to set a delightful table. Great tutorial for creating the Patriotic centerpiece. Always a pleasure to blog hop along with you.

  25. Debra Gianoli
    June 23, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I have a red truck on our porch bench and I decorate it for the seasons. Love the centerpiece.

  26. Kathy A
    June 23, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    I want a red truck. Period! I used red truck decor for Christmas here but still haven’t splurged for a truck like yours. I found Valentine material with Golden Retriever’s in the back; I am going to make my secret pal at church a reversible table runner–she loves Goldens. Your table is beautiful and now I know another way to add ribbons to arrangements. Thank you!

  27. JO
    June 23, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Love this patriotic festive tablescape! Always liked the little red truck for Christmas arrangements. It looks lovely with a red, white & blue arrangement, nice way to reuse decorative items throughout the year. Thanks for all the festive ideas!

  28. June 23, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Lovin’ your little red truck all decked out in red, white and blue Mary! That really is a fun item to decorate for all of the holidays-enjoy:@)

  29. June 23, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    So clever and cute — as always! Have a great 4th Mary.

  30. Marion
    June 23, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Mary you are a beautiful decorator. You never disappoint with your blogs. Opening your blog is always a happy gift. Love all of the patriotic things. That ribbon is special.
    HAPPY 4th Of July
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

  31. June 23, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Another amazing tablescape using that adorable red truck. That ribbon could not be more perfect and glad that you found it to be the inspiration for your table. Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

  32. June 23, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    I seriously have to restrain myself from pinning every single photo! Such a cute idea and such a gorgeous tablescape. Love the truck and that awesome ribbon. So great to hop with you again!
    Shelley

  33. June 24, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Mary, your little red truck centerpiece hits a nostalgic spot in my heart since I always rode in the back of one that my uncle owned. There are fun to be in and fun to have as a floral centerpiece to always be reminded of the fun. Your mixture of patterns are bold and vibrant and speaks volumes. Your red, white and blue flatware is a lovely detail and unique. It is a pleasure to blog hop with you.

  34. June 24, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Wow your red truck arrangement could be in a magazine. I really love your plaid pillows in the background too. You really didn’t spare any detail. Your table looks amazing. I really like the star shaped watermelon. Thanks for taking part in the hop.

  35. Ellen
    June 24, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    I’m going to dig out my RED TRUCK!! Great idea!! Thank you!!

  36. June 25, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Your table is adorable and I just love the red truck floral centerpiece. So fun hopping with you.

  37. June 26, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Love the truck! So so cute! Glad to be hopping with you!

  38. June 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Mary, I recognized that truck right away from your Noel Farms Christmas tablescape. I just love how you used it again this time with a patriotic theme. Everything looks gorgeous! I love the red, white and blue buffalo check tablecloth and the table runner. It all goes so well together! It was fun hopping with you again :)

  39. June 30, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Mary, your creativity always blows my mind!! The truck centerpiece is incredible. It is so warm and welcoming! I look forward to seeing your beautiful tablescapes every time! Thank you for sharing your gift with us! :)

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