How to Decorate for the 4th of July

The 4th of July is such a fun holiday. Not only do we get to celebrate the freedoms that we have as a country, but we get to celebrate it with family and friends.

So how do you decorate for an Independence Day party without spend a ton of money on cheap decor from the grocery store? Keep reading my friend!

I love to have the American flag as a part of our home, I have ours hanging on the front porch of our house. BUT as I look at the racks of 4th of July items at the store, I kind of cringe! All of the plastic waste made for one use on that shelf!

The following are pictures that I have saved from Pinterest. You can see my Pinterest page HERE and follow the picture links there for more information.

 

4th of July DIY bag tablescape

It’s the 4th of July, so it’s great to use the flag SOMEWHERE. But I also love the use of the color red here to go with the theme. And the cute goodie bag! LOVE! 

 

Join me today on Starfish Cottage for a Nautical Fourth of July table AND a fun design challenge! http://kristyseibert.com/blog/2015/07/a-nautical-fourth-of-july-table-setting-and-design-challenge.html

Another pretty table showing that you don’t necessarily need to decorate with stars and stripes to put together a good looking table.

4th of July champagne brunch | Using elegant red, white and blue tableware to celebrate July 4th in a unique way | #Designthusiasm

This table inspires me- even if I have no flag decorations, I can still make a beautiful table with items of red, white, and blue.

Red, White, & Oooh! Here's Everything You Need for a Fourth of July Bash | InStyle.com Deck your tables with fresh red flowers displayed in blue glass bottles. You can stick to one type or mix a variety of buds (ranunculus, anemones, and Gerber daisies, for example). Just keep the palette consistently rosy. Arrange the bottles in clusters, or line them down the center of the table.  (Blue wine bottles, Home Brew It, $13/12; homebrewit.com.)

Simple, blue bottles with red flowers- genius! Take ordinary and use it to celebrate!

Decorating for the Fourth of July or Red, White and Blue decor

Simple-red, white, and blue lanterns. Also love the red striped table cloth, red flowers, and rope (great for at the lake/beach).

 

Spruce up an indoor event with a patriotic-themed mantelpiece. Decorate a chalkboard and surround it with small hints of red, white, and blue.

How simple and cute is this! Again, everyday items brought together to make perfect party decor!

Nautical Patriotic Fabric Tie Garland

This makes me want to go shopping for cute red, white, and blue patterned ribbon!

 

southern style(red white & blue)  @ me-I miss front porch visiting.

This porch is so inspiring! Patriotic colors brought together in everyday items- LOVE!

Serving double duty, this 4th of July table topper tastes as delicious as it looks. Get the tutorial at Gluesticks.

Easy. Cheap. A hit with kids of all ages (and most adults too!).

 

4th of july porch decorations | 4th of July Party Ideas / Patriotic porch | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Perfect porch inspiration!

Hopefully you were inspired by some of these beautiful pictures! I know I was! Don’t forget to see my Pinterest page HERE for picture links to these sites. There are these pictures and MORE to inspire your get together!

Hope you feel like there is no need to spend money on cheap decor, you probably have many things you need around the house!

Have fun decorating!