Thursday, June 28, 2012

Decorating for the 4th of July

With the 4th of July just days away, it's time to start planning your Independence Day decorations, if you haven't already. Here are a few easy decorating ideas for both inside and out.

Fabric wrapped wall display - Using either plywood board or canvas, wrap fabric around it and using either tacks or staples secure the fabric to the back. This is a great idea because it is so easy to change with the holiday or room decor.

For a fun and festive 4th of July place setting, use denim pockets to hold utensils and napkins. Cut out pockets from old worn out jeans, stencil a star onto each pocket, add your utensils and a bandana napkin and voila! A patriotic place setting your guests will love.

Spell it out - Go to any local craft store and pick up some wooden letters, red, white and blue acrylic paints and polyurethane. Get creative and paint each letter how you like then coat with polyurethane for durability; Inexpensive, takes very little time and reusable year after year. Now that's an idea everyone will love.

If you have some scrap fabric lying around wrap each letter in fabric instead of painting. Still cute and festive and you use those leftover fabrics you didn't know what to do with.

Dress up your railing - buy several yards of patriotic fabric and secure to your railing with red, white or blue yarn, string or cording. It's fast, easy and can be used year after year.

Dress up your front door - The front door is the first thing your guests will see. Get them into the 4th of July spirit before they even enter your home with a patriotic, fabric wreath.
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Happy 4th of July from all of us at