As Americans, we celebrate our independence on the 4th of July every year with parades, picnics, cook-outs, and other fun gatherings. Nothing screams summer like an Independence Day celebration.
So, in honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought I’d share a few ideas for patriotic decorating.
I found this fun, inexpensive and easy idea on the Better Homes & Gardens website. I don’t know about you, but I grew up with Better Homes and Gardens magazines, and I’m still amazed at all the great ideas that they can stuff into each issue as well as everything you can find on their website. If you’re on a limited budget, you can sign up for their email and get lots of great ideas from that as well.
Decorate Candleholders with Colored Rubberbands: Take a stroll down the office supply aisle for red, white, and blue rubber bands to decorate candles in a snap. Working from bottom to top, wrap rubber bands in alternating colors around straight-side glass candle holders. Vary widths and colors for interest. Of course, this can be applied to any holiday or decor and what an easy way to change color schemes in a flash!
Editor’s Tip: If you’re in mosquito country, place citronella candles in the cups and use outdoors to keep the bugs away.
And don’t kids just love pinwheels? They’re just mesmerizing to watch when the breezes blow and the kids love to run around in the yard adding their own breeze. The Skip to my Lou blog has some creative ideas for pinwheels as well as links to other free downloads.
And here are a few more links with some fun and simple ideas:
Better Homes and Gardens: Easy DIY Decorations
Country Living shares Crafts for the Fourth – country style
Martha Stewart shares some great Fourth of July Traditions that you can begin today.
I hope this gives you some inspiration for the coming weekend. Feel free to mention and link in the comments to any Fourth of July ideas that you’ve posted on your own blog. I’d love to see them!