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Fourth Of July Decorating Ideas

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By on Aug 24, 2020
Fourth Of July Decorating Ideas

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Fourth of July is coming up quick, are you ready? Many are hosting their own parties and backyard BBQs to celebrate Independence Day, and to make your party the talk of the town, you’ll want to have the right décor that helps everyone celebrate.

To prepare for this fun time, you can make your indoors and outdoors party-ready. From DIY décor ideas to easy hacks you can use to make your home beautiful. Here are a few Fourth of July Decorating Ideas you can use this season.

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Fourth Of July Decor

Fourth Of July Décor

If you think of Independence Day, the first thing that comes to mind is likely the red, white and blue of the American flag; Not to mention the glitter from fireworks and sparklers. This is what you should keep in mind when it comes to your décor.

“Show off your American spirit with red, white and blue,” Ashley Lipman, marketing specialist at Best Online Cabinets, said. “That doesn’t mean going overboard with the flag but look for unique ways to add patriotic colors into your current designs!”

Here are a few ways you can add red, white and blue into your already beautifully decorated home and backyard:

  • Floral Centerpieces
  • Flag Banners
  • Mantel Décor
  • Fabric Streamers
  • Hanging poufs
  • Festive Party Foods

DIY Floral Centerpieces

DIY Floral Centerpieces

In every season, there’s a floral centerpiece that can really be the statement that impresses all your guests at the table. Whether indoors or out, you can create a simple but beautiful DIY floral centerpiece for your July 4 celebrations. Your local florist should be selling flowers in red, white and blue. I like to arrange mine in simple mason jars for an outdoor BBQ, but if you’re keeping things inside, consider a silver vase. Arrange with flowers in all three colors, working from the inside out so they lay just right.

DIY Banner

DIY Banner

I love banners because they are a great party décor accessory both indoors and out. Depending on how creative you want to be, you can simply cut your design out in craft paper, punch a few holes, and add some string. But, if you’re feeling particularly crafty this summer, you might want to try to test your crafting skills. I love using burlap in my home décor, so when I saw this tutorial from Crafts Unleased, I knew I had to try it to decorate my home this season. See how you can make this DIY Fourth of July Banner to brighten up your home décor.

DIY Mantel Decor

DIY Mantel Décor

If you’re decorating your living room, the mantel will be the perfect place to focus your holiday décor. I really like the idea of using rustic looking signs to spruce up this area. Adding a few faux plants and vintage items can help you get the look you want. If you’re looking for a DIY mantel décor project, I like the idea of creating your own flag sign you can use over and over again. The idea room has a great tutorial on how you can make your own Fourth of July DIY Wood Sign.

DIY Fabric Streamers

For Fourth of July party hosts, you might be looking for the perfect easy décor that matches your whimsical summer BBQ style. I love mixing patterns and colors, and the Forth of July color scheme is the perfect time to play with this! Making fabric streamers is an easy DIY décor project you can do for your party in as little as two hours, depending on how long you want to make them. You’ll need to go to your local craft store and pick up various fabrics in red, white and blue patterns you can mix. Here’s a great tutorial at Eye Full Of Lovely that you can use to help make the perfect fabric streamers.

DIY Hanging Puffs

Another great and easy backyard party decoration is a hanging flower puff. While they make a big statement, these hanging poufs are so simple to make. Suggested colors again are red, white and blue, but if you can find a metallic tissue paper in silver or gold, I’d suggest making a few of those as well. Hang from trees, lattices or even attach them to deck posts to enhance your celebration. Here’s a tutorial from Living Well Spending Less on how you can make this simple party décor.

Festive Party Foods

If you’re having a backyard BBQ for Forth of July, you’ve likely figured out your main course. It’s likely going to include a burger or chicken dish, as Americans spend $800 Million on beef and $371 Million on chicken, according to Market Watch. “Don’t limit your decor to material objects and DIYs,” Lipman said. “Consider adding a stars and stripes element to your favorite party foods as well for an extra splash!” You can have a little bit of fun with summer desserts to make them festive for Independence Day. Here are a few ideas:

  • Make a fruit salad and slice your pineapple into star shapes using a cookie cutter.
  • Make a cobbler out of blueberries and strawberries to serve as dessert.
  • Sugar cookies are a great summer snack. Cover with white icing and drizzle with red and blue glaze.
  • Add blueberries and watermelon balls in alternating order and top with a squirt of whipped cream.


Celebrate this summer holiday in style with a few DIY tips and tricks. If you’re throwing a part, you’re sure to have a great time entertaining with a well decorated home!

Looking for more seasonal decorating ideas? Read Home Decorating Ideas For Each Season.

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