My 4th of July Decorations

4th of july decorations for doors

I am starting the July 4th weekend today and before I sign off for the weekend, I thought I would share some red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations with you to wish you a happy 4th.

Family is coming and I have lots to prepare.

Instead of flying our usual American flag this year
I had to change things up a bit.  The bushes on either side of the door have gotten too tall and the flag gets stuck and doesn’t blow freely.  So to take its place, I put Styrofoam in a flat basket that I bought at JoAnn Fabrics last year and wedged 3 smaller flags into the foam.    I can’t use the usual wreath hanger to hang it since I added a new door knocker.

To hang it I used one of the tricks I used when I worked in retail display. I used clear fishing line to attach it to the door. It is wrapped around the door knocker. If you look closely you can see it. From the street it is invisible.

Summer Entertaining Ideas Wicker Cake Stand for the 4th of july

I will be bringing out this summery cake plate I made last year. It costs  $1.25 to make.  Dollar Store Cake Stand

4th of July Buffet table settings for entertaining

To keep backyard entertaining easy – I tied plastic utensils and napkins to paper plates.  Makes it easy for guests in a buffet line to get everything they need to eat at once.

Impromptu-Party-Tips

 

And last but not least – I shared how I put together a party fast along with some…

Free-Printable-Party-labels-for-Trash-Recycling-Beer-Wine-Soda-and-water…ready made labels for your party coolers and trash cans this summer. You can download them in this post:  Quick Entertaining Ideas – Are You Party Ready?

 Happy 4th!  

Comments

  1. Sharon H says

    Love the way the door looks! But the wind blows so hard here, I’m afraid I’d have to find some other way to secure it.

    • says

      Hi Sharon -

      I normally would use a metal wreath hanger that goes over the top of the door. They sell them at craft stores. I paint mine the color of the door so you don’t see it. With my new door knocker, I can no longer use it. It holds things well in windy conditions.

  2. Sheryll & Critters. says

    Diane, the small flags are just perfect. And oh my, everything you do is so wonderful. I wish I had your energy.

    When you get some time after your company is gone…… can you come up with and idea for my door? It is a plain old door, but with a decorative glass oval and I just never like anything I put on it…… I have the hanger, but it just doesn’t do it with that glass oval. It came with the house and I can’t afford to change it. Although I have been trying to get it painted white……. so far just the white primer….. and I did paint my stoop…… It is low and not what I would call an actual step, and might be just me and my southern heritage that wants to call it a stoop… lol.

    No camera or I would send a picture of it.

  3. Pat Alva says

    What is calcium carbonate and where can I get it? A friend is helping me refinish an old doll cradle with attached chair for a little girl to sit and rock her baby.

  4. says

    It was a really Happy 4th of July for you, eh. I’m totally digging your patriotic decor. Simple yet beautiful. It reminds me of my mom’s New Jersey home.

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