6 All-American Decorating Ideas

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I love Fourth of July weekend! For me it means that the summer is officially in full swing. In my family we would all get together and play games, eat food and of course, light some fireworks.

It’s also the weekend when you spend most of your time outside: barbecuing, drinking, playing horseshoes. Which got me thinking, what are the best (and easiest) ways to decorate your home inside and out for this holiday weekend? Here are my favorite, DIY decorating ideas that won’t break the bank.

Rosette Banner

Hang it on your porch or inside your house. All you need is crepe paper, ribbon and letters that you print out on your computer. (It’s easy to make!)

Bandana Napkins

I love fabric napkins. I use them all the time. They are better on the environment and they are easy to clean up, just throw them in the wash and you’re done. But instead of going out and buy regular old red white and blue napkins, why not use bandanas? And if you are afraid they might fly away, tuck the silverware into them (here’s how) or stick them inside of everyone’s mason jar/glass.

Star Spangled Banner

Create this easy banner using colored paper and string, then cut out the stars using a star shaped hole puncher and use the stars to decorate cup cakes, hamburgers or whatever you plan to serve outside.

Make it Gingham

A simple red gingham tablecloth can add an instant festive look. They are inexpensive and easy to find.

Red White and Blue

Plain, vintage, blue bottles with red flowers make an easy Independence Day statement.

Paper Votives

Light up the summer night sky with these easy votive candleholders. You can even use candles that repel mosquitos like Citronella and Lemon Verbena. Just use a little double-stick tape and square paper like origami paper to make a plain votive candle something festive.

Happy Independence Day!

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