Trend Tuesday: Fourth of July Decorations
July 4th is one of my favorite holidays when it comes to decorating. I love the color combination of red, white and blue and once you throw some stars and stripes into the mix, the design looks great. It’s amazing how one color combination can show our patriotism and announce that summer has truly arrived. Unfortunately I’ve been so busy getting Katarina’s Paperie ready for its opening in a couple of weeks, that I haven’t had time to decorate. But that doesn’t mean I’m not dreaming of a red, white and blue July 4th holiday! So for this week’s Trend Tuesday, here are some decorating ideas that will have you singing the Star Spangled Banner out loud.
Photo by Gradin Road
Buntings don’t always have to be swagged a long the front of the table. Consider wrapping your table in a patriotic inspired fabric bunting instead. It will add some great breaks in color and fun patterns that will catch the holiday spirit!
Photo from Home Sweet Home for a Year
I love decorating with paper, so these rosettes are the perfect addition to my dessert table. Simply fold a strip of paper like an accordian fan and assemble into a rosette shape. Attach the two sides together with a strip of double sided tape or glue dots. Attach a thin dowel, wooden lollipop stick or vintage straw to easily display.
Photo from whimsicalmodparties.com via Donna Schulhof
Gumballs make a wonderful vase filler. They add great color and can easily be layered into patterns. These red, white and blue ones make a great showcase for the flags and guests can nibble on some sweets as they pass by!
Photo from The Style Sisters
Place settings are just as important as table scapes and dessert styling at a party. A blue or red bandana creates an easy napkin option. Add a floral accessory for the napkin ring and you’re setting will add the perfect patriotic touch to your table. The American flag is a nice accent and sweet thank you for guests to take home!
It’s great when the Fourth of July and summer decorating ideas merge into one design like this flower arrangement. I love repurposing the red sand bucket as a vase and the daisies add another touch of summer. Instead of going out to buy new decorations, think about ways you can reuse the ones you have from last year.
What says more quintessential Fourth of July than a classic white farm house decked out in red, white and blue buntings and flags. Although this might be more than you want to do for your outdoor decor, you can add some simple patriotic spirit without a lot of work. Place little flags in planter boxes, drape an Americana bunting along a railing or put red, white and blue flowers in a vase. Happy Birthday U.S.A.!
Those are just a few ideas to get you started. If your looking for more red, white and blue inspiration, check out my Pinterest board Patriotic Thoughts. I think some of these are just easy enough that I can get at least one done before next Wednesday.