Despite what you may see all over Pinterest and craft blogs, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or effort decorating your house for every single holiday. Take for instance with July 4th decorations for your home.
Hello, Mommyaholic friends! My name is Leslie. I’m the writer/creator at the blog From Play dates to Parties. There you’ll find my all of my adventures. These include parenting, decorating, and planning parties for my family. I’m so pleased to be here at Janine’s corner of the web. She and I connected a little over a year ago when she helped design my new site. So, I’ve been hooked ever since.
But let’s get back to decorating for the holidays, shall we? Independence Day is quickly approaching. If you’re like us, July 4th is all about spending time with friends and family at a backyard barbecue. As much as we love decorating for parties around here, I’d rather spend my budget on food and fireworks than July 4th decorations that will either be used only once or need storage space after the fact.
That’s why I’m so excited to share with you a few easy July 4th decorations, These can be put together in only minute. Plus you can use items you can easily find at any craft store.
Easy July 4th Decorations
July 4th Pomander Ball
Pomanders instantly make a space feel more festive. Bonus that this is possibly the easiest pomander I’ve ever made. All you need to do is pin the end of some holiday themed tinsel garland to a 5-inch styrofoam ball and start wrapping. Just keep pinning the garland down as you wrap. If you do you’ll have a fluffy, sparkly pomander ready for Independence Day.
Pomanders are also really versatile. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
- Place it in a vase or margarita glass as a centerpiece.
- Or place a dowel rod in a well-supported pot or vase. Then, push the pomander on the opposite end to create a topiary.
- Pin a ribbon loop to the top. Next, hang a single pomander as a kissing ball.
- Make multiple pomanders. Then, hang them over a table as a festive chandelier.
Flag bouquets are also easy July 4th decorations. See I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used this set of flags as a bouquet. One package of small flags makes a big decorative impact. It also acts as favors for guests.
My girls love this vase because it reminds them of fireworks in the night sky. We just used a few July 4th patriotic picks from Michaels. The, we placed them in a tall, narrow vase. (You may have to cut, or bend the ends to get the height just right) A couple sets of red, white, and blue mardi gras beads in the vase. This actually adds color and hides the base of the picks for more simple, but festive July 4th decorations.
All three of these easy July 4th decorations took only about 30 minutes to pull together. Plus, they have just the right amount of impact for large or small gathering. I hope you are inspired to use a little creativity to avoid the Pinterest time-trap decorations. This will allow you to spend your time and energy on more important things. If you want more tips, crafts, and recipes, you might want to subscribe to my Bloglovin Feed or Facebook page.
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