July 4th Decorations: Patriotic Container Gardens, Easy Crafts for Kids, Lighting Ideas & More blog

July 4th Decorations: Patriotic Container Gardens, Easy Crafts for Kids, Lighting Ideas & More

July 4th Decorations

I am a huge fan of Pinterest and have been obsessed lately with finding inspiration for a party I’m hosting on the the Fourth of July. There are so many clever ideas out there, and I wanted to share my favorites with you too. The ideas I’m highlighting here are for creating July 4th decorations for your yard, but I’ve also pinned recipes, table-setting ideas, games and more on the board July 4th Outdoor Entertaining for the Great Garden Supply Pinterest page. Don’t forgot to check those out too!

Patriotic Container Gardens for the Fourth of July

patriotic container gardens as July 4th Decorations

1 — I love this simple idea; find (or paint) buckets that are red, white, and blue.  Add drainage holes to the buckets, and fill them up with your favorite potting soil.

Fill the blue and red buckets with white flowers. Fill the white and blue buckets with red flowers. Voila! An instant July 4th container garden.

2 — Refresh your existing pots and planters with red, white, and blue flowers.  Red and white geraniums mixed with blue lobelia is the perfect patriotic mix, plus it’s an easy care combination for sunny spots.

3 — Probably the simplest idea of all, buy inexpensive mini US flags and place them among your own planters.  Once the holiday passes, take them out, and store them for next year. Easy and budget-friendly!

July 4th Decorations You Can Make with Kids

July 4th Decoration You Can Make

1–This tin can windsock idea might be a little challenging for some kids, but the results are well worth it! What’s great about this project is that you can pretty much use whatever materials you have around the house to make it.  All you need is a can or cylindrical container, some paint, string, and ribbons.

2 — This classic paper lantern project, straight from the archives of MarthaStewart.com, has been around for years, and for good reason; all that you need for this easy project is construction paper, scissors, and a stapler!  You can stick with Martha’s classic design or let your kids design and embellish their own.

3 — This mason jar candle project is the easiest of all! Simply let your kids loose with some glue, red, white and blue glitter embellishments. Once the glue dries, pop in a tea light and you’ve got mood lighting or an adorable table setting idea.

July 4th Decorations with Light

July 4th Decorations with Lighting

1 — I love this idea for pool parties! Fill red, white and blue balloons with a glow stick.  When it starts to get dark, pop the glow stick, blow up the balloon and set them afloat in your pool.

2 — If you have Christmas lights, plastic cups, and tape, you can re-create a version of this  July 4th String Lights project.  I’m a big fan of using string lights to add romance and charm to backyard rooms, and this idea takes it up a notch to create a patriotic look.

3 — I have no shortage of tin cans around the house, and I love the idea of up-cycling them to create festive lighting.  Tin Can Luminaries are cheap an easy.  All you need is an empty can, a nail and a hammer, and some paint.  Pop in a citronella candle, and now you’ve got lighting and mosquito control!

My favorite thing about Pinterest is that inspires me to get creative. And if you want more ideas for gardening or outdoor decorating, check out some of our other Pinterest boards. We would love to share your ideas and favorite pins as well, so feel free to drop us a line in the comments, and if you link us to your own Pinterest boards we will follow you back! Happy Fourth of July!


24th June 2014

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