I love everything about the 4th of July – the stars, the stripes, the patriotism, the flags – EVERYTHING! It’s my favorite holiday and what better way to celebrate our Nation’s independence than with patriotic decorations on the front porch. Here are five great decorating ideas that will have you seeing stars and stripes forever.
1. Red Geraniums
I am in love with red geraniums. Red geraniums as hanging plants, red geraniums in the window boxes… red geraniums everywhere!
After we just had a major facelift and the house painted from beige to blue, the red geraniums (and the flag) really pop against the blue exterior.
2. A Patriotic Wreath
Do you know how hard it is to find a patriotic wreath that doesn’t look tacky? I made a blinged-out wreath last year, but it broke and was held together by duck tape so it didn’t survive. I love this one I found on Etsy. It’s a nod to patriotic colors without being too obnoxious. Perfect to greet our visitors at the front door.
3. Classic Americana Bunting
Does it get any more all-American apple pie than patriotic bunting? I added ribbon with stars and polka dot embellishments to add some extra flair.
4. American Flag
Goes without saying… the American flag should be flown all year long, not just for patriotic holidays.
5. Flags in flower pots.
I’m sure there are many people who agree with me and do this. I’m sure there are many people who disagree and say this is disrespectful to the flag. Hubby served for 25 years in the Army and we love our country and putting flags in flower pots is one of my favorite things to do for a patriotic holiday. Bonus if it’s in a Besty Ross flag ceramic pot.
The red, white, and blue flowers are all used as filler, spiller, and thriller.
More patriotic bunting… it’s such a classic look… I just love it!
Are you Inspired?
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