Ideas for Affordable July 4th Decorations for Patriotic Celebrations
America is celebrating Independence Day on the fourth of July. And in order to celebrate this holiday, there are some simple decorations that you can make at home. Let's start with the easy ideas and throw in a few more to really impress your neighbors and friends.
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Patriotic decor ideas
In most cases, people use a good old-fashioned American flag to decorate their homes for this occasion. A large flag hanging from your porch or a series of flags lining your driveway. Some even get the red, white, and blue buntings (think of those half-circle pleated things that hang from rails) for a nice touch.
Homemade July 4th decorations
I love making decorations for holidays, especially the Fourth of July. It's easy to make stars and stripes or red white and blue shapes. Some simple ideas are:
- Spray paint some glass jars or bottles with red, white and blue spray paint. You can get fancy and put some star stickers on before spraying blue. You can also spray one white and try to make red stripes.
- Make easy flag wind socks. Using a rectangle piece of blue paper, roll it into a ring & staple it (or paint a toilet paper tube blue). Stick on some white or silver stars. Hang some red and white paper strips from the bottom. Some other cool crafts on this site.
- Find some fun craft kits at your local dollar store for some fun kid time.
- Make these fun 3-d paper flowers
July 4th decorations with Chalk Couture
Some really simple ideas for adding some patriotic feeling to your home is to pull out your Chalk couture board and give it a new design. That's the great thing about the Chalk Couture chalkboards is that they clean up easily and let you re-decorate as needed.
I created this patriotic decoration last year on a black canvas with chalk paint and bring it out for July 4th, Veterans Day, and other military holidays.
Some other simple items to make are the star shapes. I love these shapes with the star cutout transfer. You can use them by themself or with a small farmhouse frame. You can also use them on a tiered tray or a decorative centerpiece.
I also love this round sign made with a round board and the America the beautiful transfer.(retired)
Another fun decoration idea is to create stars or small festive sayings on fabric, then cut them out and stuff them to make little “stuffies” to put in your centerpiece or tiered tray.
Farmhouse wood beads are super popular right now and so easy to add some color to your decor. I love this strand with the red and white beads. These are easy to make if you follow the directions on this post.
4th of July decorations ideas
Lots of these Chalk Couture designs can be created with a Designer at a workshop. You can reach out to me if you need to find a designer or I offer “virtual” workshops where we can meet online and make pretty things!
Check back often as I do update seasonal posts with new Chalk goodies. For example – this beautiful transfer was issued in 2022. It sold out very quickly so I hope they'll bring it back. Isn't this so patriotic?
Do it yourself July 4th decorations
There are various ways to make all kinds of patriotic decorations with a limited budget. For example, using the red, white and blue colors as a backdrop for a party can also be done by utilizing simple items like tablecloths and plates. Use a red, white check tablecloth and then accent with blue plates and maybe blue plastic silverware. Red or blue cups and some fun dollar store picks that look like fountains.
More creative ideas include hanging banners made of fabric or paper with the stars and stripes design or making a bunting out of paper stars in different colors.
Oh – and don't forget to check out the Farmhouse Hello sign decorated in patriotic colors!
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