Independence Day is right around and the corner and the date deserves the best celebration. Don’t be afraid to go all out, with some 4th of July decorations, colorful dishes, and fun festivities, as the day truly requires it. Here you’ll find some of the best red, white, and blue DIY projects to decorate the house and to celebrate the holiday!
"One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation forevermore!" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Let’s start with one of the most important 4th of July decorations: the centerpiece. Revolving around the three American colors - red, white, and blue - is a fail-safe strategy. In the picture above, you can see spray-painted matching antiques (easily found at thrift stores) in the three colors.
- You can easily make a simpler composition by using a striped runner matched with red, white, and blue tableware
- Take advantage of blue glassware, too!
- Add red, white, and blue flowers combined with planters in matching colors
- You also use patriotic bunting around the edges of a clear glass vase, and fill it with flowers
Let the creativity run wild!
Yarn String Lights
You can easily make some patriotic string lights just using yarn, balloons, and glue. To make it, you’ll need to soak the yarn in a mixture of water and glue, and wrap it around small inflated balloons. Let it dry, pop the balloons, remove the residue, and then attach the yarn balls on string lights! There you go: simple 4th of July decor that looks awesome!
Your mantel can also benefit from a beautiful 4th of July decor, and this beautiful tutorial from Landee See Landee Do is just the perfect DIY, adding just the right touch of patriotism to your home.
Welcoming your guests with this easy Independence Day decoration is a great way to start the day. Buy a few yards of a patriotic patterned fabric and secure the gathers using yarn at every few inches. Use the same yarn to attach the bunting to your porch rail and you’re done!
4th of July Garland
This patriotic garland is probably one of the easiest 4th of July decorating ideas! You’ll only need baker’s twine and some red, white, and blue construction paper. To make it, start by punching stars in the paper and then hot glue them on the twine, about 1-2” apart. Let the glue dry and display!
Painted Lawn Stars
This 4th of July decor idea is perfect for those hosting a BBQ. Make a star cut out from an old piece of cardboard and spray paint the lawn using the star as a stencil. Easy, simple, and awesome!
Of course there has to be 4th of July wreath for the holiday, right? This beautiful one above is made of paper, and you can do it following the detailed tutorial at Blooming Homestead. This idea is a great project for a lazy afternoon! Invite the kids to help and it will become a fun afternoon with some quality-time together.
Mason Jar Luminaries
These beautiful luminaries are great to show patriotism! To make, you’ll need to glue red, white, and blue paper on the inside of a Mason jar and add a LED candle inside. You can also use normal candles but you’ll need to use sand to secure the candle in place. Add a stick flag on the side and you’re done! You can use it on the pathway, on porch steps, or even as a centerpiece!
4th of July Firecracker Centerpiece
Firecracker decor is a must for the holiday! And this one from the photo is actually way easier than it looks: you’ll only need to paint the wood and glue a white rope on top for the ‘fuses’. Use some burlap to keep them together and you’re done! You can check out more details over at Chicken Scratch NY.
This beautiful idea is perfect for a last-minute decor. You’ll simply need some rolls of paper streamers in patriotic colors and string them up on your outdoor lights. It’s an easy, simple, and quick 4th of July decoration!
Bonus: Patriotic Confetti Launchers
Many residential areas don’t allow popping of fireworks, but these confetti launchers are a great way to add a similar effect to your 4th of July party. Besides, they are impressive and they will certainly keep the kids entertained! Check out the full tutorial over at Piikea Street.
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