The fourth day of July and the accompanying weekend is for many people the epitome of summer. A fun holiday filled with food and friends, drinks and family and plenty of sun. Whether you are throwing a large barbeque party with your friends or having an intimate get together of close family members, These decorating ideas are sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit!
Painted flowerpots are a great decoration for your 4th of July table, countertops and entryway. Take any size of flowerpot – terracotta is a wonderful neutral surface to use – and ensure that all surfaces of the pot are clean and dry. Paint red and white stripes with blue stars or white paint with red and blue stars, using a high gloss latex paint. Allow the pots to dry and plant festive flowers in each. Smaller pots can be given to guests as a take-home gift.
Sidewalk Chalk Adornments
Before the celebration, cut various sizes of star shapes from a stiff material such as poster board or cardboard. Get the kids involved and helping by handing out these stencils along with red, white and blue chalk. The sidewalk will add to the celebratory feel and the kids will love the activity!
Once the kids have started helping with this activity, they can be further involved by decorating banners. Help them to cut out large triangles of red, white and blue poster board. These can be further decorated using glitter, stars, stickers, etc. Or create a large hanging sign with “Happy 4th of July” in large letters. These items can then be taped or glued to a wire or thin twine. Place this in an area near your celebration or the entrance to your home.
Stars on Mason Jars
Select any size of Mason jar. These are available in a wide number of stores. Begin by painting a clear glue-sealer product on the outside of the jar, then roll the jar in red, white or blue glitter. These festive jars can be used to hold cutlery, napkins, candy, sparklers or anything else for you party!
Creating your own Fourth of July decorations can be fun – for you and the whole family! Get everyone involved and the celebration will be better for it!