October 18, 2017

4th of July Decorating and Craft ideas


There are so many quick and easy ways to decorate for the 4th. I am always a week late getting my decorations up. So in typical fashion, I went and pulled things down from my attic today.
Yes real time, on evening of July 2nd, and I am posting them an hour later. That means it’s not too late to engage in the festive side of decorating. ๐Ÿ™‚

All-American Basket Centerpiece

For many, it’s a necessity to pull things together quicklyAnd that doesn’t mean sacrificing style. I know many of us have one of these kitchen organizers. How simple and elegant.

Flower centerpiece

Since Patriotic decorations are not something that we typically keep up for long periods of time, USE WHAT YOU HAVE! Do you have white dishes and Christmas red napkins? Throw in a dash of blue and you can set a patriotic plus tone for the 4th.
I hit a yard sale earlier this season and she had decorated her kitchen in flag decor.
I bought 4 of these baskets to use for chips, napkins, ketchup bottles etc.
They were a quarter each.
She also had three of these hanging plaques for $0.50. In 20 seconds, I had an instant “window mistreatment.” I don’t typically decorate with a “country” feel, but it’s perfect for this week.
I’m still looking for my big flag afghan and the flag material that are hiding from me in our attic. I love to drape them across the sofas.
Followers of my blog know that I can not have enough candles. No one can. Outside on our deck, these star candles will be floating in a blue bowl to create cozy night time ambiance.

Yes, an entire box – all brand new….from a yard sale.
Candles are EVERYWHERE at yard sales.
WHY? Burn your candles, my friends.
They are are a frugal decorator’s best friend.

And if you are busy trying to get ready for your festivities, why not let the kids help with the decorating.
Most of us have some clear, flat marbles laying around. Let them have fun and create a masterpiece at the same time.

Pride Pins

Flat glass marbles serve as canvases for mini masterpieces. Using the colors of our flag, making pride pins as gifts is as easy as one-two-three!

Don’t miss the whole week of my 4th of July tradition and recipe ideas.


  1. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    I love the photos, Jen! The one with the kitchen organizer is my favorite! My taste isn't too country either, but I think it's so much fun for 4th of July decor. I love all your stuff. Worth the trip to the attic! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  2. I love the baseball idea! We all have plenty of those lying around.:)


  3. Don't feel too bad! I JUST came in from spray painting something for the 4th. Why be too early, you know? ๐Ÿ™‚ Great pictures!


  4. Southern Fried Gal says:

    OK – glad to know I'm not the only one still putting up decor! I'm finishing up a fun little project tonight and hope it is post worthy – ha! Great ideas – thanks for sharing!


  5. DesignTies says:

    These are good crafting ideas for Canada Day too — just have to remove the blue!! Love the red flowers in the white stacked bowls.

    Happy 4th of July!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies


  6. Smelling Coffee says:

    Thanks for the great ideas, Jen! Happy 4th to you and your family.



  7. Tracey The AVON Lady says:

    My favorite is the red flowers in the white centerpiece.


  8. Don't feel bad, I haven't put mine up and don't plan to.


  9. Porch Days says:

    Love those star candles. Hadn't thought to check at yard sales. Thanks for the ideas.


  10. Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda says:

    Great ideas for festive decor! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe 4th! ~hugs, Rhonda


  11. Great ideas! I hope you and your family have a great 4th!


  12. "Just Me - NC Beth" says:

    Thank you for all the 4th of July decoration options!! I'm always the one that thinks about doing something but never follow through because it seems like too much effort!! But you've proved me wrong!

    Thanks for sharing!!



  13. Vern ~ Inspired says:

    You always find amazing great bargains!!
    One of these days I am going to come visit you and go shopping…that would be so fun!!

    I love the Red, White and Blue and You!!

    Happy 4th My Friend…See you Soon!!!!!!!!!


  14. Jen,

    Great ideas! I love the thought of using white dishes (what we have) and adding to them. Also, your thoughts on candles are so true!!


  15. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says:

    Hi Jen. Hey great ideas. I love decorating for the 4th and we have gone all out this time because we are having a church gathering at our place. Hope your weekend is wonderful. Come over for a visit if you can!


  16. used cars mitchell says:

    We would have 4th of July parades on our block.


  17. Coming back from my blogging break to say hi…and what wonderful ideas for the 4th!
    I especially love that organizer with the red flowers, beautiful!
    Happy 4th of July! ๐Ÿ™‚


  18. Really Rainey says:

    Thanks for all the 4th inspiration! Have a wonderful week end and a fabulous 4th!
    ~Really Rainey~


  19. The Happy Housewife says:

    Love all the 4th of July decorations. Seriously, my next vacation is going to be at your house! Everything looks so lovely! Thanks for all the decorating ideas.


  20. Sarah Markley says:

    i love love love the marbles.

    great ideas, jen.

    so glad to "meet" you =).


  21. Kim... and Her Coffee says:

    What a great way to celebrate! Too cute. Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend with your family!!!!


  22. Jillian says:

    Good ideas, and hope you had a fabulous holiday!


  23. Such pretty ideas! My mom's kitchen is in an "Americana" theme, so she's going to love this post!


  24. Thoughtfully blended hearts says:

    Perfect post for the holiday…and great ideas also…


  25. So cute, love the holiday decore !
    Hugs ~ Kammy


  26. ~~Carol~~ says:

    All great ideas, but my favorite is the centerpiece with the baseballs. How American is that?!! Love it!


  27. Hello Jen – love all of your great holiday decor! Especially those star candles. Thank you for sharing!



  28. Glenda/MidSouth says:

    Pretty! Hope you had a great 4th.


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  30. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Jen, hope ya'll had a great 4th! These are all great ideas for decorating thrifty for the holiday.


  31. Great ideas! I love the baskets! I really need to think about decorating for the 'smaller' holidays! Thanks for the tips!


  32. Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend says:

    Love the pictures…..Just had some blog hopping time and enjoyed reading your blog. I love all the different blog designs and creative people.


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  34. easy craft ideas says:

    wow, these are such great ideas! i wish i would have seen them sooner- maybe i'll try them for next year ๐Ÿ™‚


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