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Easy Decorating Ideas for the Fourth of July

June 8, 2023

Is it your turn to host this year’s Independence Day extravaganza? July will be hot, but you don't need to sweat the decorations. There are many simple ways to deck out your home and outdoor space with American pride, even if you don't have much time (or energy) to prepare. From simple DIY projects to strategically incorporating plants to add a festive flair, these easy July 4th decorating ideas are sure to delight your guests! 

Fourth of July Table Decorations

Your Fourth of July centerpieces should be simple, yet elegant. It's easy to turn ordinary household items into patriotic decor with some red, white, and blue paint or accessories.

Mason Jar Centerpieces

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We love these mason jar centerpieces! These Pinterest-perfect DIY table decorations are simple enough for even the not-so-crafty folks. Mason jar decorations allow for conversation to flow without trying to look around a giant centerpiece. Mix and match the patterns to make them best fit your table. Here's how to make them.

Red, White And Blue Wrapped Silverware

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Keep your silverware clean while making a statement: wrap your cutlery in patriotic colors! Craft stores sell cheap bandanas in an assortment of colors. Get as many as you need for the amount of guests attending your Fourth of July party and wrap them around your forks, spoons, and knives. Pair with colored or patterned twine to give them extra pizazz. You can place these on your tables or by the buffet to complete your theme. Buon appetito!

Festive Dishes

4th of July Decor Plates

If you're looking for an eco-friendly alternative to themed paper plates, don't overthink it. Red or blue-rimmed plates or glasses add a classy touch and will tie in nicely with the other July 4th decor. Best of all, you can use them for other holidays (red for Christmas or blue for Hanukkah) or simply whenever you feel the urge to add color to your dining table.

Decorations for the House or Backyard

While themed streamers and paper fans are easy July 4th decorations for both indoor and outdoor spaces, why not try some less run-of-the-mill decor this year?


Anthurium Mistakes JAI Blog PostIn addition to making stunning centerpieces, the bright red color and heart-shaped leaves of the Anthurium plant will make a statement wherever you place them.  Add a blue ribbon or a paper flag to the pot to complete the theme.

But it's not just their color that makes Anthuriums great July 4th decorations. This versatile plant represents hospitality, heroic love and patriotism! They'll keep their blooms long after Independence Day is over and can even do triple duty as home decor for Christmas and Valentine's Day as well. What a bargain!


4th of July Decor Flags in Plants

Ok, this might seem obvious, but the creativity is in how you use this simple, patriotic decoration. You can add a flag or two to your anthuriums and outdoor plants as pictured above, or place them in glass jars that you strategically place to add a festive flair. If you buy nice quality flags, you can reuse them every year.
Are you ready to show off your patriotism to your guests this year? Try one of these easy decorating ideas to make your Independence Day a little more special.