With the 4th of July right around the corner, people are searching near and far to find something fun and creative to decorate with for their holiday cookouts! Our stores are never short of fun and funky things to repurpose into table decorations, place settings and even everyday around-the-house items. We jumped in a few of our stores across Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, where we found these four items that you can upcycle or even just use as is to help put a little more flare into your fun 4th décor.
Goodwill 4th of July Find #1: Glass Star Dishes
We were walking up to the checkout line when we found about 20 of these great star-shaped dishes on an end cap right beside the register. This is funny considering that we had been walking around for 15 minutes searching for something to use either as a festive snack serving dish or a centerpiece. These would be ideal to fill with nuts or small candies that your guests can snack on as they wait for juicy burgers. If you already have way too many serving dishes (like we are guilty of…) then use these as votive holders from our 4th of July Pinterest Board. Just place some citronella candles in them to keep those pesky mosquitoes away during the warm summer evening. Either way, at $2.00 each, these are a great find!
Goodwill 4th of July Find #2: Metal Door Hanger
You’ve got to make a strong first impression if you’re inviting friends over for the 4th. We found a metal door basket, originally $13.99, for only $3.00! Fancy this up with a few flowers or flags, and hang it on the front door to say “Happy 4th of July!” to your guests.
Goodwill 4th of July Find #3: Festive Ice Bucket
This ice bucket was initially playing hide and seek with us, avoiding discovery back behind a much larger item on the dishware shelves, but we were lucky to spot it and scoop it up for our cookout! While we recognize that people usually need much larger coolers for ice during the 4th, this can alternatively be used as an ice bucket that you fill with a few beers, bottles of water or even a bottle of wine to set at the table, keeping the drinks cool while they’re waiting for eager hands to reach out and grab them! It’s definitely more convenient than having to get up and trek to the cooler. At $4.00, it’s definitely something we didn’t want to miss out on, especially considering that similar ice buckets start around $10.00 new.
Goodwill 4th of July Find #4: Croquette Set
What better way to keep the kids out of your hair while you’re cooking then sticking them out in the yard with a croquette set! For $10.00, this complete set is a STEAL! An easy way to explain the game is as if it is mini golf. Even better, the green tags were only $1.50 this week, so I paid $1.50 for a mint-condition set. Mind blown, wallet kept full!
Goodwill is a great place to find good deals on gently used items. We were able to find quite a few items for under $10 to decorate for the 4th of July- what have you found? Let us know! Happy Deal Hunting!