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DIY Labor Day Barbecue Decorations

Written by Safari Ltd. | Sep 2, 2015

The end of summer is near! No worries though, you can still have one last awesome cookout on Labor Day! Get into the worker’s day spirit with these simple decorations featuring USA TOOBS®!


What you need:


Needed materials for Jar


  • Rice
  • Vinegar
  • Red and Blue Food Coloring
  • 2 Zip Lock Bags
  • Jar
  • USA Toobs®

Step 1: Color the rice

In order to create red, white and blue rice, we need to color two separate batches. For every cup of rice you use, you need 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Pour 1 cup of rice, 1 tablespoon of vinegar and generous amounts of food coloring into a zip lock bag. Shake well.


Here we have the rice dyed in the zip lock bags.


Step 2: Dry the rice

Once you’ve shaken both your bags of red and blue rice, take them out of the bags and leave them out to dry. We suggest using a tray to dry the rice. Wait an hour or two for the rice to dry.



Make sure to leave the rice out to dry!



Step 3: Pour the rice into the jar and add the figures!

Pour the red rice into your jar, followed by the white uncolored rice and then the blue rice. While you're pouring the rice, add the figures!


Fill in the Rice Jar. First pour red, then white and lastly blue.


Step 4: Add the USA TOOBS into the jar

Place the figurines inside the jar (between each layer of rice, as seen in step 3). Try placing them near the edge of the glass so they can be seen!

Step 5: DONE!

And you’re done! You have a simple DIY decoration ready for your Labor Day barbecue!


Done! Proudly display your USA Rice Jar!



DIY USA TOOBS® Burger Toothpicks

We have a simple Burger decorative toothpick DIY that’ll give you pride to be in the USA!

What you need:

  • Toothpicks
  • Tape

Step 1: Tape our figurines to the back of the toothpick


Don't forget your toothpicks!



Tape the toothpick.


Simple. Just tape the toothpick behind the figurines.

Step Two: Stick them in your burger!

That’s it! Now you have simple decoration that you can insert inside the burger. Bon Appetite!


The liberty bell makes an awesome decoration!


Have a safe and happy Labor Day!