Fourth of July Tablescape

bandana placesetting

Hello everybody here at Uncommon Designs! My name is Jennifer Carroll and I blog over at Celebrating Everyday Life and as my blog’s name implies, I love to CELEBRATE! I believe you can find reasons to celebrate and make the most of your life! But, I’m super-duper busy so I always look for ways to make it beautiful, fun AND easy! Today, I’m excited to share ideas for a simple summer Fourth of July party placesetting with items you probably already have – bandanas! I love bandanas because they are inexpensive, durable (you can wash them again and again!) and can be used for several themes – from Barbecues to Birthdays to National Holidays – bandanas are up for the job!

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Here I’ve laid a dark blue bandana on the tabletop as my placemat. Next, I layered a red dinner plate with a white salad plate, both with a cheerful scalloped edge.

Summer Entertaining, Bandana Placesetting Inspiration by Celebrating Everyday Life

Festively colored flatware continue my red, white and blue theme, perfect for Fourth of July. But, the red bandana with the burlap napkin ring, embellished with navy blue ribbon and a red checked button, are the stars of this placesetting in my opinion.

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This napkin ring is SO simple!

I used 2″ natural jute webbing  for the base. Trim the webbing to your desired length and wrap around your napkin. There are many ways to get this to hold it’s shape, a few suggestions include:

a) pin this with a safety pin (keep the pin on the inside)
b) glue ends with a hot glue gun
c) attach velcro to each end for a reusable seal
d) just let the ribbon “hold” it in place for you

A simple red and white checked fabric covered button threaded through a piece of navy grosgrain ribbon  and tied in the back complete this sweet setting.

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Add a small American flag to the tableau and you have an instant Patriotic setting perfect for the upcoming Memorial Day and Fourth of July parties!

Geranium, Summer Entertaining, Bandana Placesetting Inspiration by Celebrating Everyday Life

Need some centerpiece inspiration? Look no further than your local garden center for vibrant red geraniums! They offer loads of firecracker color, are low maintenance, and are easily incorporated into your porch or garden, adding style and value to your home all season long!

Summer Entertaining, Bandana Placesetting Inspiration by Celebrating Everyday Life

I hope you have found a bit of inspiration with this fun and festive Fourth of July tablescape! I look forward to sharing even more tips and ideas for Celebrating Everyday Life with you in June! Thank you so much Bonnie & Trish for inviting me to celebrate with you all today!

Jennifer Carroll. Celebrating Everyday Life blog


Gorgeous Fourth of July tablescape! Need a little lighting for that party? How about these…


So simple and adorable American Flag Mason Jar Lanterns.


Burlap Flag Banner collage

 Create a super festive Burlap Flag Banner to welcome your guests!


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  1. I absolutely love this!

  2. Jennifer did a great job mixing those red, white and blue items!! Thanks girls for sharing! ~Sonya

  3. Nicole H. says:

    So pretty and I love the scallop plates!

  4. Super cute, I love that you used red and blue flatware!

  5. Bandanas are so fun to play around with. Want to make a bunting out of pretty girly colored ones for my daughter’s room : )

  6. So cute, and now I know what I am going to do for my Memorial Day party – thanks ladies for the ideas! Take care, Laura

  7. Crystal says:

    I love this!! Bandanas are a great idea for napkins. Love the whole place setting!! Thanks for the ideas!!

  8. Popping in to wave hello girls! What a great day to stop by :) :Hello Jennifer: love the table setting and cute ideas you shared. Red, white and blue scream SUMMER and boy, am I ready!!

  9. I love using bandanas to decorate, great job guys! Pinned!

  10. I love red, white and blue! This is beautiful!

  11. Jennifer, thanks for sharing! The colors are beautiful, and the bandanas are so perfect for the 4th of July! All of the little details go so well together :)

  12. Super cute! I love the burlap napkin rings you used too. Great idea.

  13. Love this, what a beautiful place setting!!

  14. I love the place setting! the napkin ring and bandana are so perfect!

  15. Love this!
    The bandanna adds such touch of fun.

    - The Tablescaper

  16. That’s Beautiful! Never thought of using bandanas before. So versatile! I’m going to see what I can find in florals and copy this for my own style. So great meeting Trish at BBCChar!


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