Friday, June 24, 2011

I'm loving....Red White & Blue

OH MY GOSH!!!!! Can I just tell you all....
I am in love with the fun 4th of July stuff going on in blogland right now!
I am such a isn't even funny!


 You see that really cute vase in the middle...yeah, that is what I'm talking about!  I made it...ok, filled it..but cute right!?  It is a really Cute and inexpensive idea for using kidney beans (red) great northern beans (white) and black beans (blue) to make a flag in a glass jar!  Do you just love or what!  I am so excited because it was so easy,cheap, and Cute!  Did I mention that it was cute?  I found this at linky party and I instantly became a follower of her blog because I seriously fell in love with these!    To check out her blog  go to this  link. Makoodle. These are so easy and they look Fantabulous as decor.  Here in Utah we celebrate the 24th also, so this cutie gets to stay up for a while!  YAY! 

OK so what you need to make this is:
-Vase,Apothecary Jar,or anything that would be glass and "see through" so you can layers the beans
-kidney beans
-white beans
-black beans

I loved this tall vase!

I used 3/4 cup of each color of bean alternating the red and white.
You only need the black beans for the top.

Now, here's the thing, as I was filling it I didn't "shake" the beans to make them even
so it's kinda uneven...I was ok with that on this one. So if you want the beans to be straight
be sure to shake the jar and look at it from all side to make sure the beans are sitting evenly.

The more I looked at this vase just knowing that it could be all nice and even...Yep...  I HAD to fix it.   I poured all the beans out and sorted them!  and this time I used a 1/2 cup instead of 3/4 c.  So worth it though!  Here's how it looks now....{SIGH}  I love it even more now! 

I have some cute pedestal canisters that I change up for the seasons... I just HAD to do them too. 
This is how I made these:Pedestal Canisters
Summer filled Pedestal Canisters

Here's these cuties!

These sit in my kitchen...I L.O.V.E. it!  Can you tell? 

On these jars I used 1/3 cup of each color of bean.

Pretty darn cute...I mean CA-UTE!

I'm linking up here:
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  1. I saw this on her blog too! It is the cutest 4th and 24th of July decoration I have ever seen. I want to copy it too! I wish I had some cute glass containers to put them in! Yours turned out so cute!

  2. Wow what a cute idea! I use candy in those tall jars to decorate often but I love the beans!!!!


  3. SUCH a cute idea, we love it! and thanks for your comment over at our blog! (by the way your blog is adorable!)

  4. LOVE the jar full of beans...what cute red, white, and blue decor!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm your newest follower! =)


  5. I am featuring this on my site today!! Love your blog! Following you back! :)

  6. The muted colors of the hatboxes and beans is a great take on the red white and blue. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I am happily following you back!! I need some 4th decor. This would work great. Thank you for the sweet comment! And your salad looks delish. I LOVE salad.

  8. Love your jars! Such perfect 4th of July touches. Coming over from Met Monday and your newest follower!


  9. I LOVE this! I am going right now to the grochery store to look for beans!

  10. LOVE IT!! I was having a hard time geting into the patriotic decorating spirit--this will do it! thanks so much. I am your newest follower--I would love if you'd come over to my blog and follow too

  11. This looks great! Such a great decorating idea for the 4th of July. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

  12. These look fantastic! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now:
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  13. I was trying to think of a unique gift for my neighbor that picked up my mail while I was out and town and this is PERFECT! This will fit in her house perfect!

  14. Super cute!!! I they really do look like red, white, and blue....great idea! I love your whole Americana vignette. :)

  15. A.DOR.A.BLE!! Love all Americana decor - please come to my house :) Please post this entry at my Patriotic linky party that I'm currently hosting. It's a perfect fit! (Share any others patriotic/Americana posts you may have too). Thanks and have a safe and Happy 4th!!

  16. I love this for the 4th of July and I LOVE those pedestal canisters! Thanks for stopping by my blog and being a follower! I am now following you, also. Happy July 4th!

  17. this is way cute!!!

  18. Super cute....wish I'd done it...too late now! Next year for sure! Thanks for linking up at my party! Happy 4th to you!


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  19. Thank you so much for linking up to Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured, so grab yourself a button and get your brag on!

  20. I love link parties casue they put me on to GREAT blogs like yours!! I love this Idea! My kitchen is americana all year round so this is a must have:) I am your newest follower!

  21. Im going to feature these on my blog they are just toooo cute:)!

  22. Wow, this is really creative! They look great.

  23. I FEATURED them on my blog!!!! LOOOOVE them !

    Come by and see!! XOXO Andrea

  24. What a cute idea!! Cute blog!! I am having fun looking at everything!

    I host a Friday link party I would love if you linked up at sometime if you are interested!


  25. What a great idea! I love the beans you used

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party that I'd love for you to join in on by adding your link!

  26. Great idea...I love using natural things and this is so easy and cute. Following you back from

  27. Love how you layered the beans. Such a simple and inexpensive way to decorate but it makes a big impact.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. :)

  28. So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following! Cute site! I love your nickname.. Mine is Rex and we don't know where it came from either!

  29. Thank you for your Patriotism and for posting this link at my Patriotic linky party!

  30. Your amazing idea has been featured on our blog! =) Come check it out and grab our button!

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  31. Thanks for your sweet comment on my Wash Your Hands Sign! I came back to see your blog and I love your ideas. The cookie bars, yum! The patriotic canisters, amazing and the canister tutorial- perfect! I am now your newest follower. Have a great day!

  32. Wow! It turned out really cute. You could do the red and white and split peas for Christmas too! Brilliant! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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