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Homemade 4th of July Decoration Ideas
Fourth of July marks the day when America was liberated from the clutches of British rule. The American Independence Day is observed as a joyous day when the entire nation celebrates its freedom. In 1776, the United States of America, one of the thirteen colonies of Great Britain was granted independence and from the 4th of July 1776, this day is being observed as one of the most important days in the nation’s history.
At present, Americans all over the world celebrate this day with a lot of fanfare. While political speeches and government functions have become an order of the day, families tend to enjoy this day with loved ones, celebrating the occasion of independence. Concerts, picnics, carnivals, parades and various patriotic functions are organized on this day. Even fireworks are lighted as part of the celebration.
If you are looking to celebrate the 4th of July in style, you can easily make use of some homemade decorations. This will not only lend a unique look to your home but will also offer some money saving opportunities. So, if you are willing to put in a little bit of effort and creativity, you’ll be surprised to find out the kind of decorations that you have successfully created. Read on to find out how you can prepare some amazing homemade 4th of July Decorations.
Homemade 4th of July Decoration Ideas
Start With Your Bedroom
The bedroom is the most intimate space in the home and if you start with decorating the bedroom, you will certainly feel better. So, to bring in the flavour of the American Independence, decorate your room with red, white and blue. Use different types of bedcovers, pillow covers and cushions in red, blue and white to create the perfect ambience for your 4th of July celebrations. Apart from these, you can also add in a few showpieces like candles, lights, artificial flowers and mini flags to your room. If possible, paint the flower vase in the colour of the national flag and then arrange flowers of your choice.
The fourth of July celebrations seem to be incomplete without the paper decorations. So, you must be well equipped to decorate your rooms with some crafty ideas. One of the easiest homemade decorations for this occasion is to make paper streamers. For this you’ll need to cut out red, blue and white kite paper or marble paper in the shape of triangles and then arrange it on a ribbon. Alternatively stick the coloured flags on the ribbon, to resemble the national flag. You can use these ribbons for decorating the exteriors of your house. Also use some strings to decorate the living room by arranging some ribbons on the walls.
Decorate The Windows
The best part of using homemade decorations is that there is no limit to what you can try. And to cash in on this, you must make use of every suitable corner of the house. Often, the windows are not decorated for any occasion. But, for 4th of July you can easily decorate it with some paint. Get hold of stencil from the market and make beautiful patriotic symbols on the window panes.
For this, you need to get hold of a paint that can be easily removed. Draw stars, flags or simply red, blue and white stripes across the window with the help of stencils. They not only look good but will also add a different dimension to your room. Later on, you can easily remove it with wet cloth.
Make Attractive Wall Hangings
Easy to make wall hangings make wonderful homemade 4th of July decorations. To make these, you need to cut out cardboards and paint them in red, blue or white. Cut them in star shapes and decorate it with colourful sequins, beads, laces or other decorative items that are easily available. Use a blue or red ribbon to hang it from your door, just behind the sofa set or on the wall close to the dining table. You can place these wall hangings in different parts of the house and it will certainly enhance the look of your room.
Use Creative Centrepieces
Centrepieces are wonderful ways for decorating your home, especially when you are expecting guests. A very simple way of making an amazing centrepiece is by arranging some red, blue and white rice in a clear glass jar or vase. All you need to do is take about a handful of rice and colour it blue, place it in the jar and then again take another handful of white rice and arrange it over the blue ones. Take another handful and colour it in red and carefully arrange the last layer over the white rice.
Now, take a long white candle and place it at the middle of the jar. This will create a brilliant effect and your centrepiece would take on a completely different look. Another great idea for making an innovative centrepiece is by filling a medium sized glass bowl with some Christmas decorations. If you have some leftover Christmas decoration balls in red, white or silver and blue, drop them into the bowl and keep it on the table. It will not only look good but will also blend well with your 4th of July theme.
Get Hold of Patriotic Chinese Lanterns
When you are looking for 4th of July decoration ideas, the market is oozing with plenty of objects that you can use to decorate your home. Chinese lanterns are a great way of adding colour and light to your rooms. To make them appropriate as 4th of July decorations, search for some lanterns that have been painted like the American national flag. You can also use lanterns in red, blue and white colours. Arrange them alternatively and it will make excellent decorations for your 4th of July party. However, if you are unable to find Chinese lanterns of your choice, get some ordinary ones and paint it yourself.
Make Some Clipboards For The Door And Dining Table
Using a simple red clipboard for greeting the guests is a fantastic idea. Simply take a bright red or blue clipboard and write ‘Happy Independence Day’. Use sketch pens and sequins to decorate the letters and then keep the clipboard just above the doorway.