I bought 2 packs of red, white, and blue pinwheels at the Dollar Tree. I used one set outside as planter decorations on my front porch....
Need a closer look?
With the other set of pinwheels, I grabbed a metal tin from Target's Dollar section, stuffed it with some cotton batting (the foamy stuff for floral arrangements would be a much better solution, but I didn't have any), topped it with a little red burlap and just stuck in the pinwheels!
It's sitting pretty in one of my latest yard sale finds, our new 7-Up Crate, keeping one of the remotes company (the other is still missing.)
On to the checklist...
Patriotic? Red, White and Blue....check.
Easy? Buy pinwheels. Stick them in something. Check.
Cheap? $1/set, for a total of $2...(plus $1 for the bucket, but I already had that). Check.
I think it's cute, but next year I'm definitely going to "splurge" and get some of the floral foam!
**Don't forget...tomorrow is the last day to end my first ever giveaway!!**