Saturday, June 16, 2012

4th of July Style

I know 4th of July is near when the firework tents start popping up everywhere. I live in St. Charles County, a half-hour West of St. Louis and even though it is illegal to shoot fireworks, it is legal to sell them in the unincorporated areas of the county. Nevertheless, fireworks are fun and to me they are a large part of the celebration. Family gatherings, neighborhood celebrations, community festivals and parades give us the opportunity to show our collective American pride. In anticipation of the 4th of July, I give you some of my Pinterest finds to inspire you.




We decorate our cars.




Make your bicycle parade worthy, check out Martha Stewart's tips and hand printables.





Source: google.com via Diane on Pinterest


A Google search for "patriotic bunting" will give you plenty of hits, United States Flag Store offers bunting in cotton, polyester or plastic. The bunting is sold by the yard and they cut to order. Make your house the best dressed this 4th!




A flag made from pallet boards.




And this one, bead board. I'm ready to look over my wood scraps now.




Ribbons and paper crafts make this wreath just pop! The mix of prints and different shades of blues give it a fresh look.


Source: indulgy.com via Diane on Pinterest


Love this idea for entertaining. Wouldn't they look good in red, white and blue too?


Source: google.com via Diane on Pinterest


And we outfit our children, Amazon has a child's Uncle Sam outfit for $13.94.





Even our 4-legged friends are patriotic! Newegg.com has an Uncle Sam costume for $14.99.





Check out this quick tutorial for patriotic nails. Fun!




Give an old pair of cutoffs a patriotic spin.




Scour your home and create a unique Red, White and Blue display that is all your own. Here I used a white bench, red lobster and lantern, and a vintage beverage cooler. Coming soon, 4th of July food.

Now go get your 4th on!




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