I found the inspiration for this 4th of July Red Tricycle Centerpiece and tablescape in a Book called Celebrating Home.
After finding this idea years ago I always wanted to try and recreate it using a tricycle for my 4th of July centerpiece but never had access to one until my grandkids came around.
I am in love with it!
How to create your 4th of July red tricycle centerpiece
Grab your child’s tricycle and clean it up really good before you put it on the table 🙂 Go through your stash of fabric, scarves, tablecloths etc. to find something in the red white and blue look. I found this red tan and cream striped fabric and gathered it up in the center of the table for texture. Placing the tricycle in the center of table on top of the fabric immediately set the tone of fun! I just love how cute it looks underneath my chandelier!
Add More Red White and Blue
I had two fairly large large American flags on wooden sticks that I slipped through the pedals to hold them up. Using left over red ribbon I had laying around, I tied it around the base of the white pedestal bowl. The small bouquet of blue and white flowers are not real but look so cute sitting on the seat of the red tricycle.
This tricycle has a little trunk in the back so I loaded it up with old root beer bottles that have colored napkin rings around them to tell who is who’s! I am thinking I will fill them with lemonade or a fruity drink for fun! Adding in little blue straws makes them look extra special. Who would know they are old root beer bottles!
Fun Red White and Blue Tablescape Details
I folded scrapbook paper into a cone shape and taped them close to hold popcorn for the kids! You could also serve French fries, candy or any other fun snack food in them. They are great because little hands can hold them perfectly. You could also try making these cute old fashioned snack bags from Lia Griffith that I made. The tutorial is Here
For napkins I pulled my white napkins through my beaded red, white and blue napkin rings and placed them in a large red basket for easy grab and go.
Aren’t these silver metal votive candle holders darling? I placed them in tiny red and white striped bowls and I am planning on using them to hold mini muffins or mini cupcakes in them! If is so fun figuring out ways to use things in many different ways rather than just what they were meant for.
I love this red and white silverware…I bought it at Pottery Barn years ago on sale.
The silverware is huge and really makes a statement! I will link to some similar looking ones below in my Shop This Post section.
The tablecloth is fabric from Ikea! No sewing just crumpled all around to look fun!
I turned on the chandelier to take the pic and loved how the light shines down on my 4th of July red white and blue tricycle centerpiece.
Hope this 4th of July red white and blue tricycle tablescape gives you some fun ideas to try for your 4th of July party or any other patriotic holiday party you will be having.
Happy 4th of July!