Set the Scene: 9 Labor Day DIY Ideas

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Labor Day, initially celebrated in 1882 in New York City,  honors the social and economic achievements of American workers. Are you hosting a last summer hurrah this holiday weekend? We’ve got 9 DIY decor ideas to get the party started.

1) Painted Mason Jars: Stars and stripes are simple but classic.

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2) Mixed-media Decor: Create large fan rosettes from scratch or spice up store-bought ones.

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3) Pennant Flag Banners: You can make these in a snap.


4) Scrap Banners: The more swag, the merrier!

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5) Adorned Tea Lights: Clever and cute.

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6) Sparkler Tags: Every guest gets to light up the night. Be safe!

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7) Red, White, and Blue Wreaths: Welcome visitors by hanging a wreath on the door, an interior wall, or an outdoor fence.

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8) Lawn Twister: Let the games begin!

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9) Cake Toppers: Print, cut, skewer, and pop ’em onto your Labor Day desserts.

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+How will you be spending the long weekend ahead?

Decor for Labor Day 2014

on 08/30/2014

About Rachel K

Rachel is the creative director of The Wood and Watch jewelry and the editor-in-chief of ParentGuide magazine. She knows how to wield a flame to shape metal; loves to travel; and is passionate about art, antiques, DIY, and nature.

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