Patriotic Buntings and Decorations to Celebrate the Fourth of July

by Digby_Adams

Red, white and blue decorations scream patriotism! You'll love the way your yard looks when you decorate for the Fourth of July celebration in your hometown.

I love the way our town looks when we all gear up for the Fourth of July. It's such an uplifting celebration that signals not only the beginning of our country but the start of summer as well. We're a small town on the northern coast of Maine. As is true for lots of New England communities we have lots of white picket fences. They are made for patriotic red, white and blue bunting. American flags fly everywhere and you can smell the hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill. Many of our residents are only here for the summer, so it's a time to get reacquainted with old friends and get caught up.

If you're all thumbs with decorating, you'll love how easy it is to hang a swag on your fence. A hammer and some nails and you're good to go. This is one of the easier holidays to decorate for. For Halloween and Christmas, I always feel the need to come up with themes and elaborate motifs. Perhaps it's because Summer living is just so much more relaxed and easier, but you can drape just about anything in a red, white and blue bunting and consider yourself ready for whatever July 4th brings your way.

July 4th decorations are also easy on the budget and can be stored for next year. Just remember to pull out the nails carefully and you can get a few years out of a bunting. I usually put up our patriotic decorations twice - once for Memorial Day and once for July 4th. No I don't leave them up for the entire month of June.

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Bunting

Uncle Sam Outdoor Decoration

You can add a "human" element to your patriotic design flair by adding an outdoor Uncle Sam to your yard or garden. These easy decorations are all set to go - you don't even need a hammer to sit one in your porch rocking chair. You could even stand one by your front yard gate or driveway to welcome guests to your Fourth of July party. You'll see Uncle Sam waving a flag or simply waving to passers-by.

One of my favorite things about Fourth of July decorations is that they are SILENT! While some people have the need to play Christmas carols to augment their outdoor Christmas decorations, so far none of my neighbors has started playing patriotic marches.

I understand the I don't want to put up and take down decorations twice frame of mind. If that describes you, then I would suggest a red, white and blue patriotic wreath as one of your go to Spring decorations. Put it up in late May and take it down after the Fourth of July. The vibrate primary colors will be a great pick-me-up for your front door.

And while you're at it decorate yourself with a patriotic Hawaiian shirt. They're the perfect way to dress to watch the Fourth of July Parade and to welcome guests to your party afterward. You'll feel festive without being over the top. Wondering what to get dad for a Father's Day Gift - this is the perfect solution.

Patriotic Wreath

Updated: 07/26/2015, Digby_Adams
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katiem2 on 06/21/2012

Nice, I always decorate with flags and buntings for the fourth of July. It looks so nice to drive around enjoying the patriotic vibe this time of year has to offer, truly summer time.

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