Festive 4th of July Decoration Ideas to Make Your Celebration Even More Colorful
Happy Sunday and happy 4th of July, my dears! We're feeling festive here after I gave our outdoor area a good cleaning. It was due! We have a few get togethers before the 4th of July, so I added some red, white, and blue! And today I'd like to share a few ideas with you! Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white and blue 4th of July decorations. These simple decorations cover every 4th of July theme you can think of - and they're cute, too. Whether you're planning a casual backyard barbecue followed by movie night with the family or a real 4th of July celebration with patriotic desserts and fireworks, no gathering is complete without some star-spangled decorations.
Need something really quick and easy? There are always handy store-bought options, like balloons, banners and pinwheels from stores like Michaels or Dollar Tree. But if you want to fill your home or patio with a little personality, homemade Fourth of July decorations are a great option-even for those short on time.
1. Festive Dinnerware
This red dinnerware will be fun to use in the summer and then I'll use it again in December (the mugs are perfect for hot chocolate!). I also love this glass pitcher for lemon water (comes in a set of 2) and I didn't take a picture of it, but I did pick up this cute utensil holder. Perfect for outdoor meals!
2. DIY Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath
Set the tone for your party by welcoming guests to your porch with a super fun and festive wreath. Save on the expensive 4th of July decorations from the grocery store; it's easy to decorate your porch on a budget, even if you don't have a red or blue front door! We love the way the white wreath (perfect for other holidays, too!) ties the simple DIY planter to the plants.
3. Patriotic Treat Tags
Transform ordinary picnic utensils into adorable Fourth of July decor with simple paper accents. We love the way these fun words and phrases transform ordinary ice cream cones into festive Fourth of July desserts. Just print on plain paper and cut it out to fit on your ice cream cone. Then attach it with a small drop of glue.
4. Patriotic Paper Lanterns
Red, white and blue paper lanterns ($8, Walmart) will make splashy American-themed decorations over your dining room table. Take a long piece of sturdy string and tie each of the lanterns to it. Fold the string in half before hanging to create a layered look. If you're preparing for a star-studded soiree, our free printable checklist will help you make sure you have everything you need.
5. Starry Night Lawn
Give your lawn the star-studded treatment for a Fourth of July party. Arrange the stars near the entrance to your garden for a dramatic welcome. To do this, cut a star shape from a piece of cardboard or buy a reusable star stencil ($6, Walmart). Place the stencil on the lawn and lightly spray the grass with water. Leave the stencil in place and lightly fill the mold with flour using a flour sifter. Remove the template and repeat the process.
6. Printable Patriotic Banner
A bright Fourth of July banner is a quick decoration for any gathering Independence Day. With our free printable template, you can easily hang it for a patriotic celebration - just print it out, cut it out, and hang it up! If you like the simplicity of printable decorations, try printing and coloring our free 4th of July coloring templates and hanging them as signs. Decorate them with red, white, and blue confetti.
7. Flag Centerpiece
Make the flag the star of your 4th of July decorations with this simple outdoor centerpiece. Place an American flag around the rim of a clear glass vase. Then fill the vase with your favorite red, white and blue 4th of July flowers. A base of fresh, juicy fruit serves as a serving platter and adds pretty color.
8. Paper Pinwheel Wreath
Craft a colorful and fun wreath out of paper wheels for the 4th of July in just a few minutes! Make small paper pinwheels from double-sided scrapbook paper, then attach the pinwheels to an embroidery hoop with glue. Hang the finished wreath on your front door, or use it as a festive wall decoration.
9. Flag-Theme centerpiece
About 300 miniature flags make up this eye-catching centerpiece. It's easier to make than you might think. Just wrap a foam wreath form with crepe paper, then tuck the flags inside until the wreath is covered with this simple 4th of July centerpiece.