Thursday, June 25, 2020

July 4th Dessert Bar with thrifted dishes

Are you planning a 4th of July party?  Well, then you're going to need to do a dessert bar.  Because really, isn't dessert the most essential part of any party?  It is in my opinion.  So I put together a 4th of July Dessert Bar using thrifted dishes.


July 4th Dessert Bar - ideas for dishes, decor and treats


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This year I have been so excited to decorate my home for the 4th of July.  Last week I shared my Vintage Farmhouse 4th of July Decor.  I had such a good time putting those vignettes together, that I decided to do a dessert bar in my dining room.

How to Make a Dessert Bar for the 4th of July



We host a 4th of July party every year.  I always have candy and desserts available, because as I said, it's my favorite part!  I also put together a bunch of decor around the desserts! 



Dessert Bar for the 4th of July with dessert stands and candy holders made from thrifted dishes


How to Make Candy and Dessert Holders from Thrifted Dishes


First up, I wanted to find something to hold candy and desserts.  My first stop was the thrift store, of course.  I found some awesome red enamel plates and a glass candle stick, that I thought would work really well together.  Any type of plates and candle stick would work for this project.


July 4th Dessert Bar - DIY dessert stand from thrifted dishes


I placed the candle stick in the center of the bottom plate and used hot glue to hold them together.  Hot glue is not permanent, so the plates will come apart and can be used in another project.  If you want to hold to be permanent, use E6000.  


July 4th Dessert Bar - DIY dessert stand from thrifted dishes


I placed store bought sugar cookies and Oreos on the dessert stand.  It is the perfect place to display cookies, cupcakes or anything else you could ever serve at a party.  When the party is over, you can pull the plates off of the candle stick and store everything super easily.


July 4th Dessert Bar - DIY candy dish from star glass bowls


I also found glass star dishes at the thrift store.  I fancied them up a bit by hot gluing ribbon around the edge.  As with the dessert stand above, hot glue is easy to remove from glass.


July 4th Dessert Bar - DIY candy dish from star glass bowls


I also grabbed some white bowls from the thrift store to hold candy too.  To give them height, I placed them on wide candlesticks.  To keep the dishes from sliding off the candle sticks, I hot glued them as well.  Hot glue is a miracle worker when it comes to party decor.


July 4th Dessert Bar - DIY candy dish from star glass bowls, DIY dessert stand


This dessert bar is on the side board I made in our dining room.  And the shelves above the sideboard make the perfect spot for some fun decor.  


July 4th Dessert Bar - vintage 4th of july decorations - wagon tray


I used the same process for decorating these shelves as I did when decorating my house for the 4th of July.  I grabbed all of the red, white and blue dishes, bottles and other decor items I had.  I found so much in my stash that I didn't need to purchase anything at all!



July 4th Dessert Bar - vintage 4th of july decorations - wagon tray


I had an old Flexible Flyer Wagon in my stash that was falling apart.  So I took off the wheels and handle, added felt pads to the bottom and use it as a tray now.  It's the perfect place to display vintage mason jars and soda bottles with flags. 


July 4th Dessert Bar - table centerpiece - red shutters


The dessert bar and decor tie in with our table centerpiece as well.  I simple placed some more small flags in vintage springs.  Then I layered a red shutter on our table riser.  I display our current candle on the cute metal stand (also purchased at the thrift store).


July 4th Dessert Bar - DIY dessert stand and candy dishes from thrifted dishes


When I put together this dessert bar, I left tons of room for more desserts.  Yay!   I'm not above removing some of the decor to place more of the yummy stuff too!  

Hopefully you can use these ideas for make a July 4th Dessert Bar with thrifted dishes for your upcoming parties!  


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