Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.View Slideshow
Decorate once to dazzle twice. Assemble one of these four fall displays, and with a few simple switches, you'll have a fresh look for winter.
For a fall-to-winter display, use hollowed out red and green peppers to hold white and red roses. Add in evergreens, carrot tops, and kohlrabi along with festive candles.
Get creative. Experiment with real and dried greenery when creating your own unique centerpiece.
Use a pedestal urn in a distressed ivory color as the base of this project ¿ which can be used both outdoors and indoors.
For fall, arrange smaller fruit and veggies with autumn tones into an attractive grouping. This example uses pomegranates, golden beets, pumpkins, gourds, artificial grapes, red onion, apples, and bittersweet.
For winter, Christmas ornaments in sparkly jewel tones replace the veggies and flowers in the same pedestal urn.
Tucking in fragrant evergreens around the ornaments adds a warm touch to this seasonal display.
Be sure to change the candle if it burns low to avoid letting the flame get close to the dried leaves and flowers.
Don't forget to change candles once they burn low enough to come close to the dried flowers and leaves.