Get patriotic with your home’s exterior. There are several patriotic decoration options that work outdoors. Whether you’re hosting a party or just want to show off your holiday spirit, try some of these options.
If you have a front porch or railing, a red, white and blue bunting is a suitable decoration option. You can find premade flag buntings during the summer. Or you can make your own. One simple option is to tie stripes of red, white and blue fabric to a heavy duty string. Or cut pieces of burlap and add flags or red, white and blue designs to the burlap pieces.
Strands of decorative lights give you an option for decorating the home at the 4th of July. Look for strands of specialty lights with covers shaped like stars or flags. Or look for strands of red, white and blue lights. If you plan ahead, you can buy strands of lights that are all blue, red or white at Christmas time. Intertwine the three strands of individual colors to make a patriotic lighting display in July.
For a natural 4th of July decoration, use flowers. You’ll need to plan ahead so you can pot the red, white and blue flowers. If you give them plenty of time to grow, they will be tall and full by the time the 4th of July arrives. Put them in a pot that is red, white or blue to add to the overall look. If you don’t want to grow patriotic flowers, you can use artificial flowers to make a temporary display.
Your front door gets a patriotic look with a wreath. You can buy a patriotic wreath or make your own. Spray paint a grapevine wreath white. Add red and blue accents, such as flowers and ribbons. Or wrap fabric around a wreath form. Add blue to one section. Alternate red and white for the rest. This makes the wreath look like a flag.