Quick and Simple Decorations to Celebrate the Fourth of July

The 4th of July will be here before you know it and it’s never too soon to start planning the festivities. Whether you’ll be hosting a backyard bash or enjoying a cozy barbecue for two, adding a few special touches to your decor will help make the celebration even more memorable. Think red, white, and blue! This important event deserves celebrating in style with an assortment of fantastic patriotic decorations. Make your Independence Day spectacular and recreate the magic of fireworks in your very own home. Throw the perfect Fourth of July barbecue or picnic with these great party ideas.

Patriotic Light Up Lanterns:
Turn your yard into a stunning display of red, white, and blue with this effortless idea. Simply fasten double-sided tape to the back of some patriotic ribbon, and wrap around paper lanterns; creating beautiful belts of red, white, and blue. Then you are ready to hang your lanterns up backyard limbs and above the deck; creating a warm patriotic haven.
Red, White and Boom:
Upcycled paper towel tube firecracker favors add instant patriotism to any tabletop. To create, wrap salvaged paper towel tubes in red, white, and blue crepe paper. You can then add your own flare by affixing images over the crepe paper. Next, add your own favors, which could be assorted candies, or even sparklers, then glue a cardboard circle to the bottom to enclose your goodies. Finally, tie the tops off with a red tinsel pipe cleaner for a festive wick!
Patriotic Rosette Picks:
Create beautiful rosette picks and place them everywhere to celebrate Independence Day. Pick out red, white, and blue themed scrapbook paper. Cut down to the size you would like your rosettes smaller and in different sizes. Then fan-fold the paper across the narrow width of the strip. Fold in half lengthwise and tie a red tinsel pipe cleaner around the middle. Open out on either side of the center fold you just made to create a circle; glue. Finally, attach a dowel rod to the back of each rosette with a dab of hot glue. Place these lovelies in vases, flower arrangements, or leave out the dowel rods and create a banner of patriotic rosettes!
Stars and Stripes:
Wave the flag and bring out the red, white, and blue with this patriotic wreath. Simply place mini flag toothpicks (about three packages of 100 flags) into a styrofoam wreath (we used a 10″ styrofoam disk and cutout a 7″ circle out, because some wreaths are extruded and are hard for the toothpicks to push through) until the wreath is completely full and there is no white showing. Then your wreath is ready to hang; greeting every guest that arrives!

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