These quick and easy 4th of July decoration ideas are perfect for your parties, patios, home, and more!
1. Easy Patriotic Banner
The possibilities are endless with this adorable patriotic banner. You can festify your house by hanging it inside on the mantle or use it as a backdrop for a Fourth of July BBQ.
Use it for your mantle!
Or for a BBQ party outside.
2. Decorated Tin Cans
Speaking of parties, you can easily add a little patriotic flair to your BBQ by creating these DIY Utensil holders. Empty out a can of food, clean well, and fasten patterned scrapbook paper with tape around the can.
And...how cute is this festive garland from my friend Lisa @PostalThreads? If you feel a bit more ambitious, cut fabric circles out of red, white, and blue fabric and attach on white twinkle lights for a fun party garland.
3. Giant USA Balloons
Grab some giant USA balloons to make a big, simple statement. I picked these up from Target, but you can find similar ones on Amazon or your favorite party store.
4. Mini Flag Centerpieces
Create festive centerpieces with mini flags and colored candies like M&Ms.
5. Patriotic Party Ware
You can find disposable gold star plates from Dollar Tree and patriotic napkins from any party store can turn any meal into a patriotic one!
We were on vacation last year on the 4th of July and lucked out having red and white bowls in our condo! We didn't have time for a big breakfast, so frozen cinnamon rolls and fruit were a great option. We love making festive and easy Flag Waffles , but since we were short on time to get to the parade, our gold plates and napkins came through for a festive breakfast after all. Plus, easy cleanup!
6. Use American Flags
Simply add mini American flags to your favorite plants or vases you already have in your house or on your patio. Remember, though, that you want to get your house and patio thoroughly cleaned up before you set up the decorations and not after. Have the patio cleaned by a pressure washing company that can ensure spotless and a like-new feel to your outdoors, so the decor can look that much better! You can usually find inexpensive American flags at a dollar store or on Amazon here.
7. Patriotic Pillows
I was ecstatic to find these red and white outdoor pillows from Walmart for $5! Yep, $5! I placed them on our outdoor bench and it instantly made our patio more festive for the 4th of July.
Add new sliding patio doors or simply change the pillow covers with some other pattern when you are done with the festivities and these can be used throughout the year (with different covers, of course). Know that patio doors are a great addition that can not only add to the overall aesthetics of the house but also increase the value of the dwelling. This means that while selling the house, you could get more selling price and make a profitable deal. That said, if you are really interested, then you check out the collection at Renewal by Andersen (who can also offer New Bern patio door installation service).
Anyway, if you do not want to go about installing a door, then you can stick to some basic changes to make the patio look festive for any other event or when you are expecting a few guests. However, all this would only be possible when you have a shaded patio, to shield this decoration of yours from rain or snow. In case, you don't and are considering incorporating this change, you may be interested in some creative and affordable pergola roof cover ideas for your patio.
8. Make a Balloon Arch
9. Mini American Flags
Mini American flags can be added to anything, and I mean anything to instantly make something patriotic. You can grab an entire pack on Amazon for super cheap here or check out your favorite store.
If you don't have time to make any one of these easy Patriotic foods like Star-Spangled Fruit Skewers, The Most Delicious Flag Cake, or Flag waffles, simply stick an American flag to your food and it will festive! Super easy. Yippee!
10. Free Patriotic Printable
How cute and classy is this free patriotic printable from Moritz Fine Designs? Simply print it off, frame it (I used a cheap frame from Walmart) and display it on an entry table, piano, or mantle. Cheap, festive, and easy to store! That's totally my kind of decoration.