Last Minute Decorating Ideas for the Fourth of July

Last Minute Decorating Ideas for the Fourth of July

This Fourth of July, gather with your family and friends for good food, games, conversation, fireworks and lots of laughter. If you’re hosting this year’s Independence Day extravaganza, we have some tips on how you can make your home decked out with American pride.

Don’t have much time to prepare for the guests coming to your house for the holiday festivities? No worries!

Here are some last-minute decorating ideas for your Fourth of July party.

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! They are the perfect Pinterest DIY— 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.

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 a colored or patterned twine to give them extra pizazz. You can place these on your tables to complete your theme or by the buffet. Now feast!


Anthuriums make a great Fourth of July centerpiece because of their bright red color and heart shape (representing heroic love and patriotism, in addition to general hospitality). Plus they'll keep their blooms for up to two months, long after Independence Day is over. Add a blue ribbon or a paper flag to the pot to complete the theme.

Fourth of July Decorations for Around the House

If you want to impress your guests and keep the red, white, and blue theme going throughout your home, we have some simple ideas.

Clothespin Wreath

















Wow your crowd from the very start by making a Fourth of July themed clothespin wreath. This idea is a simple and easy way to spice up your entrance way. Wreaths don’t have to just be for winter holidays; you can change them up to fit every occasion!

Ribbon Flag Wall Decoration

















This DIY ribbon American flag wall decoration is perfect to hang on the outside of your house! Put it up on an empty wall and take the sweetest pictures with your loved ones. This will become the perfect backdrop to host all your photo-worthy moments.


DIY American Flag Candle Log



















Whether you place this rustic piece on your table or on the porch outside, it is sure to make a statement! Cut circular divots into the log and place candles in them. The painted American flag design on the wood is a beautiful way to show off your patriotic pride. We suggest adding citronella candles instead of regular wax candles to help keep the bugs away. This little hack makes your decorations multifunctional.

Show off your patriotism to your guests this year and try one of these easy DIY projects to make your Independence Day a little more special.