Decorating for a good cause just makes me happy:-) so I will tell you how I keep costs low while still making a statement;-)
I have kinda been doing the new baby thing for the last month and didn’t really focus on changing much of our decor. I’ll be honest enough to say that for a split second, I thought about not decorating for the Fourth of July at all because we weren’t hosting anything anyway…
But I just couldn’t do it!!! I LOVE all the patriotic colors!
So I’m back and doing fun, EASY (because let’s face it… I have four kids and a farm to raise:-), CHEAP (because let’s face it again… I am not made of money!!! Read about that problem here
I have also decided that the Fourth of July is my fav holiday for outdoor decor!!!!
The colors are gorgeous!!!!
The hydrangeas are in bloom!!!!
It’s grilling season at its finest!!!
There are sparklers…
And time with friends and family…
And no matter what you think of our current governing body… We are celebrating a freedom people have died for and continue to die for.
Maybe I am really a softy because every time I watch fireworks with that lovely patriotic music, I tear up!!! Remembering that men and women believe in freedom so strongly they give their life for it, for us, And continue to protect our nation in ways we never see if humbling.
So because I LOVE the colors of our country’s flag and they work so well with white… My fav color, here are a few tips I have for decorating on a budget:
1. Own some hydrangea plants… Or go find yourself a friend that does.
These dry up beautifully and last for YEARS. They go GREAT with vintage decor, including but not limited to the July 4th stuff!
2. Buy cute and adorable things at the One Spot at Target!!
That adorable blue candle holder that I am using as a hydrangea vase… One Spot!
That adorable little silver candle holder… One Spot!
That adorable red star candle… you guessed it… One Spot!!!
Just saying… it’s the place to be these days!
3. Buy 3 spools of ribbon and tie it around things. (This is where knowing how to tie a pretty bow is very useful)
One blue, one stripped or stars, and one with mostly red. VIOLA!!! Tie is around canning jars, vases, whatever floats your boat.
4. A flag is a must!!! Inside and out:-) And maybe WAAAYYYY more than just two flags… maybe try 10;-)
Now, I am just not a fan of a flag hanging off my house. Don’t get me wrong, some people can make this look good… but not me man.
I like my flag on a pole stuck in the ground… just sayin…
Buy a vintage flag for $8 at an antique shop.
Or get one from your grandma;-)….
This flag hanging on my porch wall is a 48 star flag which I feel just adds to its character.
5. Make some banners out of old jeans!!!! FREE decor! And so cute!
6. ALWAYS have a patriotic wreath:-) (if you didn’t know I am obsessed, check this out😉
I made this one for practically nothin!!
7. Have a pallet flag. (I am still working on this one:-) I know these are becoming so cliche, along with flag shutters…. But they are adorable and festive and so vintage!
There you have it!
The decor I put up this year was VERY minimal and took me 20 minutes, including thought processes and moving things around time.
Enjoy this holiday celebrating our freedoms so many people forget about.
If you want to find more on how I decorate for every season, check out some of these posts: