Decor: Tasteful Fourth of July Crafts

Let's face it. Loads of weddings are held over the long Fourth of July weekend. And many of these weddings choose to utilize the holiday's built-in red, white, and blue theme. This is great but I would caution you to be very careful in the execution. Too much of the primary color elements can be visually overwhelming and less than romantic. Here are a few crafty ideas to help you celebrate the red, white, and blue and your vows.

Red Drinks and Umbrellas (from Martha Stewart and the Food Network Kitchens):

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Top off a Cherry Gin-griawith these colorful (yet tasteful) craft umbrellas.

Red, White, and Blue Sand Candles (from Martha Stewart):
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These simple and easy to make candleswould look great (and not to screamingly patriotic) when paired with lots of white table linens and placesettings.

Red, White, and Blue Buffet Silverware Holders (from Martha Stewart):
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These silverware filled napkin pocketswould be ideal for a buffet.

Red, White, and Blue Containers (from Martha Stewart):
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These inexpensive and easy-to-make containerscan be used in a million different ways (vases, pencil holder, breadstick container, etc.) and, when paired with neutral linens, will really pop.