Jun 30, 2013

Printable 4th of July Tags

I love making simple and inexpensive holiday decorations from vintage art tags.

Last year, I made some napkin rings for my Independence Day table, which was my first ever "tablescape." (You can see more of my 4th of July table in this post here, and the easy directions for my napkin rings in this post here.)

I also used the vintage artwork for super simple vases for my front porch. (You can see more of my 4th of July front porch in this post here and my back yard decorations in this post here.)

Can you tell what I used for these vases? They're beer cans with the tops removed using a can opener. I told you they were super easy! I painted them with a couple coats of craft paint and decoupaged on the artwork using Mod Podge. One year later, after being packed away in the basement, they still look great.

This year I'm filling them with dollar store pinwheels. (I put some un-popped popcorn kernels in the bottom to weigh the cans down.)

 I tied last year's napkin rings around my new blue ball jars to hold some flowers this year. 

There are so many fun and easy ways to decorate with vintage tags, and they make cute party favors, too. 

To print this tag-sized artwork for your own projects, just right click each photo, and when it opens in a new window left click it and save it to your computer.

 I hope you make something fun! Come back and leave me a comment if you do. 

I'd love to hear about it! 


  1. Love the beer can vases! Happy 4TH Laurel!

  2. Ha!!!! I love your beer can vases how fun are these. Great recycle!!! Have a happy 4th of July.

  3. Your printable are have a great vintage feel! And I love the way you updated your projects. The beer cans - so cute with pinwheels and super thrifty too! And of course I love the mason jars with flowers! Hope you have a wonderful holiday week Laurel!

  4. Your printables are great. I wish my printer was working, I would definitely have used them. My son is born on July 4th. Have a wonderful holiday. Alaina

  5. O.M.Goodness! You are too cute! I love these with the spinners! I have to do this!

  6. Your printables are really cute and I love those pinwheels. Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th!

  7. Love this post...everything is lovely!!!!!!!

  8. What a nifty and cheap idea! I'm still thinking of those door stoppers.

  9. Laurel, thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Your beer can vases and pinwheels are such a cute idea. Love creativity on a budget! Happy 4th!

  10. Love your beer can vases! Pinned in my Americana board:) New follow. You can follow back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/bicycle-basket-up-cycle.html

  11. Great tags Laurel, I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!

    please visit; http://www.glassslipperrestorations.com/2013/07/02/super-sweet-blogging-award/

    Thanks, Cindy@GlassSlipperRestorations.com

  12. Laurel, Love them all! Thanks for sharing all the great ideas! So cute! Happy 4th! Thanks for stopping by with all your inspiring comments, makes me so happy!


  13. What fun decorations for the 4th.

    Have a great holiday!

  14. Your Printables are Great! Thanks for sharing them! I'm showing a portion (collage) of your printables as heading for my post today, with a link to your post! I found you via Elizabeth and Co. (we're neighbors at the party!) I'm looking forward to using these on projects for next 4th! Again, Thank You! ~Amber of WhatAmberLoves.com

  15. I love these. Thank you so much for linking up to my linky party. Hope to see more from you next time.


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