Memorial Day Craft – DIY Decor

Truth be told, I don’t usually decorate for Memorial Day.  I also don’t usually decorate for Fourth of July because I’m always in Utah.  But for some reason, I saw my little flags in the hutch drawer and I really wanted to do something with them.  I also wanted to do something with my old jars. It was time to try a Memorial Day Craft!

Memorial Day Craft- Colored Rice Table Decor -

Memorial Day Craft – Memorial Day Ideas

I thought about what I could fill the jars with that would be festive for either Memorial day or Fourth of July.  I wanted to use something I already had.  I grabbed my bag of rice and food coloring and colored me some rice.

Memorial Day Craft- Colored Rice Table Decor -

I wanted to do about 5 of these and set the outdoor table,with a long line of jars. But it was raining, so my indoor display will have to do.

Memorial Day Craft- Colored Rice Table Decor - Coloring Rice:

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This was the simplest idea I have ever done.  I poured the rice in a glass bowl, dropped a few drops of food coloring right on the rice and mixed until well blended.   Once blended, I poured into my jars by color. Done!

See?  Simple.

The beauty is that I can leave this up til after the fourth of July.  Sweet!


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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





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  1. says

    I love the colored rice!!! You could do that for anytime of year with different colors. I’m thinking Halloween & Christmas!!! Pinned it.

  2. Amanda says

    OMG KIM, I love this idea and am totally “borrowing” it for our Memorial day BBQ. How fun!! Thanks for always having such great ideas.

  3. says

    I saw this in a linky party and loved everything about it. I’m getting the food coloring and rice out tomorrow! Great ideas!