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10 Quick and Easy 4th of July Decoration Ideas


These quick and easy 4th of July decoration ideas are perfect for your parties, patios, home, and more!

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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.

Grab the tutorial here that includes a FREE TEMPLATE for this easy and festive patriotic banner.

Use it for your mantle!


Or for a 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.

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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. You can usually find inexpensive American flags at a dollar store or on Amazon here.

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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. Grab a few pillows to make your porch, patio, or living area more festive.

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8. Make a Balloon Arch

Are you hosting a children’s bike parade? Or just want to make a grand entrance to your party? Make a giant balloon arch!

What you need: long piece of PVC pipe (found at Home Depot or other hardware store), 2 pieces of rebar,blue, red, and white balloons, and tape. Blow up the balloons and tie. Take 2 balloons, twist them together and then around the PVC pipe. Repeat until the entire arch is covered. Secure with tape.


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.

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And there you have it! 10 Easy and Quick 4th of July decoration ideas. Happy celebrating!


Melissa loves simply celebrating life through holidays, travel, photography, and the simple moments at home. Her best friend Brandon and her are raising their 4 adorable little ones just north of Salt Lake City, UT. Sunshine, gelato, a good run, planning a trip, and an organized house make her really happy. She loves sharing simple ideas to inspire everyone to celebrate life. Simply.

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