Like most holidays throughout the year, food for the 4th of July can break the bank to make sure everyone has enough to eat and even go back for seconds. Decorations may rack up a bill too, but if you are not wanting to spend a huge amount, you can get creative with just a few items that you have on hand or even purchase for a small amount.
Patriotic Clothespin Wreath
You can grab a pack of wooden clothespins, paint, white star stickers and a embroidery hoop to create a wreath that will welcome everyone that comes to your home. Paint the clothespins in red, white and blue, then arrange them around on the wreath to create the look of the flag. Finish up by adding the white stars.
Red, Blue and White Bandanas
There are many ideas that you can create with simple bandanas. For instance, if you have sewing skills, you can stitch the bandanas together and make a outdoor tablecloth. If you have a few mason jars, place one of the colors in a jar, fluff the ends out some and then add utensils to add to your place settings.
Stars and Streamers
Use streamers to create a patriotic theme. With a 1/4 inch star hole puncher, you can randomly punch holes all around. Hand the streamers over your patio, your staircase or over a door.
- Have you thought about decorating the lawn itself just by using flour and a piece of cardboard? See how easy it can be done below.
- Use a metal ruler and a craft knife to cut a star shaped stencil from a large piece of cardboard.
- Mist the patch of grass with a spray bottle of water.
- Place the stencil on the area and sprinkle white flour into the stencil. You can use a strainer or sifter to get an even coating and to keep your hands a little cleaner.
- Remove the stencil careful and dispose of any extra flour that is left on the stencil. Continue until you have the amount of stars that you would like.
Tip: You can also use marker chalk to make the stars.
How do you decorate your home for the 4th of July?
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