Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Canada Day Birch Log Centerpiece

With Canada Day fast approaching, I wanted to add some simple decor to my backyard area to reflect this special holiday.  I began by creating this simple rustic centerpiece for the fire bowl table on our patio. Here's some details on how I put it together.

I needed the centerpiece to be easily removable for when we take the cover off the fire bowl to light it or if it starts raining.  Thus, I put the arrangement in a square black tray.

This red maple leaf patterned dish towel was a recent purchase from the Dollar Store and made a terrific themed runner under the centerpiece.

This trio of birch log candleholders (made for me by Mr D a few years back) were perfect for the rustic Canadiana look I was going for.

I tied red/white checked ribbon around them.

A bit of faux greenery with faux white flowers were arranged around the birch logs. 
I also tucked in some red grapevine balls.

These little flag picks were placed inside the ribbon at various heights.

There you have it - a simple rustic Canada Day centerpiece for the backyard.

Here's another simple way to add Canada Day decor to your outdoor space - arrange flags into your potted plants.

It doesn't get much easier than that!

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Mia Coman said...

Dear Lori,
Looks beautiful on your national day decor. It's suggestive and stylish. I would like such a yard with such an inspired decor every time.
I wish you wonderful summer days, Mia

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Barbara Windle said...

Red & White check, birch logs, and Canadian Flags. Perfectly Canadian. Well done. I like the red maple leaf tea towel too.

Alycia Nichols said...

O, Canada! We stand on guard for thee! Well done indeed!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

That's perfect!!! My BIL made us some of the birch candle holders about 10 yeras ago. They move around the house. Have a great evening!!!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Nicely done Lori! The birch logs are such a perfect accent for your rustic Canadian theme. I hope Canada Day wlll be a great celebration!

Jann Olson said...

I love it Lori. The perfect touch for your Canada Day! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jeanie said...

First of all, happy Canada Day this weekend! I love your beautiful country and in fact am visiting Quebec City in August for a few days. My partner Rick has been to BC before and tells me how beautiful it is. So much to discover!

Your centerpiece is terrific and with those great logs I couldn't help but think how lovely that would look at our cottage in Northern Michigan! I may have to borrow the idea, although I'm not sure I can find such perfect logs! And the towel was a great find -- don't you love those?

Happy week. I come from Jann's and hope you'll stop by The Marmelade Gypsy.

Lady of the Manor said...

Beautiful! I really like how you used those birch candleholders!! Happy Canada Day!!

Ann Krucek said...

Lori, your setting looks wonderful! Your centerpiece makes it look like a perfect place to celebrate Canada Day!! Enjoy!

Darlene Gardner said...

Your decorating always inspires me. Great centerpiece for Canada Day - have a wonderful celebration.

jenna meon said...

Happy Canada Day Lori! Your decor is so cute! My husband's birthday is July 1 so we start celebrating then and go on through the 4th! Love the birch candles and all your flags~

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Lori, this is adorable! I love gingham in the Summer! That backdrop looks so inviting and lush! Happy Canada Day!

Sandra said...

Simply perfect! I think it could be used outside all summer!
Sandra @ Dinner at Eight

Christine Graves said...

Happy Canada Day Lori! Your backyard looks just amazing. The centerpiece is so pretty and festive, it makes me want to sit and enjoy your wonderful patio for hours.