Are you looking for some decor ideas for the upcoming 4th of July? Sure, using the American flag to decorate is great, but there are only so many flags you can hang up without it getting a bit repetitive and boring. So, it is time to think outside of the box for the 4th of July. For this holiday celebrating American independence, families usually gather for barbeques and fireworks. If you know that you’ll be hosting family and friends for the holiday, you’ll want to have your house all decked out in red, white, and blue.
If you love to get crafty while decorating your home, you will love some of these fun decor ideas. There are a few varying levels of difficulty when it comes to these DIY crafts, but any of them should be able to be simplified and personalized depending on your skill level and desired aesthetic. Here are some of the best DIY home decorating projects that are festive and fun for the big holiday. Make sure to check out this fun article from the Pioneer Woman for more stylish 4th of July decorations!
DIY Home Decor Projects for the 4th
Your door, porch, and entryway are often one of the first things that your guests will notice when you’re hosting a party. So, to boost your curb appeal, add a cute and festive wreath to your door. You can create a festive wreath that incorporates the holiday colors of red, white, and blue using many different materials. For example, you can use ribbons woven around a wreath base form. However, one of the most popular materials for wreath-making is artificial flowers. There are many kinds of high-quality artificial flowers that you can use. Wood flowers offer the most variety of flowers in the patriotic colors that you will be looking for. They come in many different styles that imitate real, fresh flowers such as roses, tulips, and more. Best of all, any style of wood flower can be dyed to match the red, white, and blue of your color scheme. Then, simply use hot glue and floral wire to attach your wood flowers to your wreath in a pleasing arrangement. Add a fun bow or some floral filler and you’ll have a stunning wreath that your guests will love!
Woven Table Runner
Are you planning on having a beautiful tablescape at your party? No matter how stunning your collection of plate ware and silverware may be, your table simply won’t look complete without a festive table runner. Luckily, you can easily create a festive and affordable table runner with some strips of fabric or ribbon that are patriotic colors. Make sure to measure your strips so they are all the same length and width. Then, use the plain weave pattern (over, under, over, under) with each ribbon horizontally and vertically. This will create a weave that looks similar to a buffalo check pattern. You can use a sewing machine to sew the edges of the table runner so the weave doesn’t come apart, but don’t be afraid to leave some fun fringe at the edge!
Do you want to imitate the colorful fireworks that light the night’s sky every 4th? Use patriotic colored flowers to create an arrangement of different heights that imitates a floral firework. You can put these fun little bursts of patriotic flowers on your fireplace mantel, table, countertop, or porch for a patriotic touch. Give these arrangements an even more rustic, traditional feel by putting them in colored mason jars, such as blue glass mason jars. You could even paint your jars a matte white and red to match your color scheme.
Do you have a fireplace, wall, or doorway that is blank and needs a little sprucing up? Well, you can easily remedy a boring space with a bright, patriotic garland made out of fabric streamers. These garlands are easy home decor DIY projects. You can even make them as part of a family activity! You’ll just need a long piece of rope in the length of your desired garland. Then, you’ll need to cut strips of fabric twice the length of the streamer that you want to hang from the rope. (You’ll cut them twice the length since you’ll fold each fabric streamer in half when you tie it to the rope with a lark’s head knot. Alternate your red, white, and blue colors to make a spontaneous pattern. Once they’re all tied to the rope, you’ll be ready to hang up your fabulous fabric streamer garland!
American Flag Wall Weave
If you have more of a bohemian style, this American flag wall weave will be perfect for you. This decoration has red and white striped weavings that are similar to the design of the American flag. Adding a strand of blue and white beads can then imitate the stars on the flag and reflect patriotic colors. This is the perfect decoration for you if you don’t love using lots of flags around your house but still want to incorporate the red, white, and blue. You don’t need to know how to do complicated weaving to make a version of this wall decoration. Braiding strands of yarn together to create the red and white stripes can still have the same beautiful, bohemian outcome.
Floral Table Arrangements
There is no better way to celebrate a fun, summer holiday than to use flowers in your decoration. You can create beautiful, patriotic floral arrangements to put on your tables as centerpieces. Use different colors of wood flowers to create the perfect arrangement. Start with the larger flowers, then gradually add smaller flowers, floral filler, and greenery. Secure your bouquet with some floral tape and tie it together with some ribbon. Then, take your arrangement and put it in a fun vase. You can use a wood box or metal to hold your beautiful floral arrangements if you’re going for an especially rustic look. Flowers always make for beautiful DIY home decorating projects.