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How to Make the Most of Your 4th of July Decorations

How to Make the Most of Your 4th of July Decorations

Whether you’re hosting a 4th of July get-together at your home, or you simply want to show off your American spirit with patriotic decorations, there’s no shortage of unique ways to decorate for the holiday. Here are some 4th of July decoration ideas to get you in the patriotic spirit!

Make a floral arrangement

If you’re lucky enough to have a colorful backyard garden, or you live in an area with abundant wildflowers, make a patriotic floral arrangement featuring the colors red, white and blue. Fill galvanized vases with the colorful wildflowers and fill in the gaps with leafy greens for a beautiful bouquet that reflects the colors of our flag.

Create an Americana wreath

Give your guests a patriotic welcome by hanging a red, white and blue wreath on your front door. You can make one yourself from fabric, mesh, paper or anything else you can think of. Or, if you don’t feel like getting crafty, purchase a red, white and blue wreath at your favorite home décor shop.

Hang flags throughout the house

Have some empty walls in your home that could use some decorations? You can spruce up a space by simply hanging a series of American flags, adding bold pops of color and some patriotic flair. Try hanging flags in a foyer, hallway or any other rooms of the house your guests will see if you’re hosting a July 4th get-together.

Set out patriotic place settings

Preparing to host a dinner party or backyard barbecue for the 4th of July? Make sure your tablescape reflects the spirit of the holiday by putting out red, white and blue place settings. For example, pair white plates with blue glassware and red napkins for fun and festive Independence Day decorations.

Frame a flag

If you’re looking for a decoration you can enjoy year-round, consider framing a flag and displaying it in your living room, kitchen or bedroom. Choose a modern, black frame for a sophisticated look—the stark contrast with the red, white and blue of the flag is a classy take on patriotic décor.

Use a festive tablecloth

You don’t have to go all out with 4th of July decorations—all it takes is a red, white and blue tablecloth to dress up your table for a picnic or barbecue. Add some colorful flowers and American flag napkin rings to complete the look.

Install patriotic bunting

Want to dress up the outside of your home to show off your pride in our country? Simply hang up some red, white and blue bunting to turn your front porch, or any other outdoor feature, into a patriotic display.

Make star-spangled candles

You can create your own candles with a red, white and blue theme with two simple things: plain white pillar candles and a pack of red and blue star-shaped stickers. Star-spangled candles are a great decoration to add to your festive tablescape, and you can keep the theme going by adding stickers to disposable plates, cups and flatware if you’re hosting a 4th of July gathering.

Create a balloon centerpiece

This simple, fun decoration is easy to make. Just blow up red, white and blue balloons, attach them to wooden dowels and place them in a bucket with sand to create a sturdy, eye-catching centerpiece.

Make decorative planter stakes

Dress up your porch or patio for Independence Day by making planter stakes for your potted plants. All it takes is wooden stakes, patriotic-themed scrapbook paper, some scissors and glue to make this festive little project. Cut out shapes like stars or hearts and attach them to the stakes, then place them in potted plants or even in your garden to add some red, white and blue to your outdoor space.

Displaying your 4th of July decorations is easy and fun, and the best part is that you really can enjoy many of these festive decorations year after year. Whether you’re hosting your annual Independence Day barbecue or you’re taking the kids to a local fireworks show to celebrate July 4th, make sure you’re doing it in style with patriotic apparel from The Flag Shirt. From July 4th t-shirts to hats, bags and more, get all the gear you need to show off your American pride!

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