Decorating Ideas for the 4th of July and Other Patriotic Holidays

A roundup of some of the best patriotic DIY projects, ideas and tutorials! From fabric to wreaths, flags and porches, you're sure to be inspired with this collection of patriotic decor ideas.

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You know what May means right?

Summer's just around the corner! I love to decorate my home with patriotic touches during the summer months and some of my favorite DIYs ever are ones I've made for one of the patriotic holidays we celebrate here in America. 

I'm joining today with some of my blogging buddies to share our patriotic ideas with you! We've got wreaths and flags and vintage Americana as well as decor for your home and porch. I know you'll love seeing what everyone shared. Thanks to Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse for organizing this tour of patriotic DIYs and home decor ideas!

To start us off, I'm sharing one of my favorite patriotic DIYs, this sweet ruffly flag made from fabric scraps.

DIY Fabric Scrap Flag

Cindy at DIY Beautify

While I love to decorate with all the red, white and blue, sometimes it's fun to venture outside of the box! With this DIY flag, I felt like going a little more neutral. This fabric scrap flag that I made is a nod to the good 'ole US of A, but a little more understated.

I used one of my favorite, inexpensive fabrics as a base for this DIY flag... canvas drop cloth! Drop cloth is a thrifty alternative and the perfect color for a neutral loving home. Canvas drop cloth also washes up beautifully and has a nubby linen-like feel that works in pretty much any design! 

I combined the fabric scrap flag with a blue floral quilt draped over the back of the sofa, blue ticking stripe pillows (see similar here), red gingham pillows, and my blue painted trunk. The antique arched window with its chippy paint is the perfect backdrop to hang my patriotic wall hanging made with ribbon and lace. It's a little vintage shabby Americana vibe in this corner of my home.

I crafted this flag with drop cloth scraps, along with some denim chambray and lace scraps. It has a shabby chic feel that I love, and aren't the buttons cute as stars?

If you'd like to see how I made my fabric scraps flag, you can click here for the complete tutorial.

DIY Ticking Patriotic Napkins with Cutlery Pocket

Rachel is a girl after my DIY-loving heart! When she can't find something, she makes it! Unable to find the perfect napkins for her 4th of July tablescape, she made them from ticking fabric and scraps of drop cloth! If you've been following me for a hot minute, you'll know that drop cloth is one of my favorite fabrics to use for thrifty farmhouse DIYs!

Rachel's tutorial is so easy to follow. You can find the full tutorial for her patriotic napkins here.

How to Make a Patriotic Flag Shutter

My friend Jennifer is a true creative and how I wished we lived closer so we could craft together! She is always inspiring me with her ideas, like painting a flag onto an old shutter! I love the coastal twist she added, so perfect for anyone who lives near the beach!

Her DIYs are always well photographed and easy to follow! You can check out Jennifer's shutter flag here.

Fourth of July Galvanized Farmhouse Flag Wreath

Jen's DIYs are always playful and colorful. This creative take on a patriotic wreath is just so darn cute! I love the galvanized wreath form that she used, and it's just stuffed full with patriotic goodness.

Front Porch Ideas for the Fourth of July

Janine's porch is so cute and she shares all the details to achieving this look. It's a true celebration of America with garlands and large paper rosettes. I love how she used a blue gingham quilt (see similar here) on her outdoor chairs, and tucked flags into a basket.

Click here for all Janine's tips on decorating a porch for the Fourth of July.

How to Decorate a Patriotic Table with Baseballs

I love how Shelley repurposed a bucket of old baseballs to decorate her table with an All-American feel! I'm a huge fan of using items you already have on hand to keep decorating costs down. She has a great tip for making new baseballs look old that I want to try!

Shelley's table is sophisticated yet playful, perfect for all ages! To get her tips for decorating with old baseballs, click here.

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

CoCo at  The Crowned Goat

CoCo has a light and airy style that I just well as the cutest She Shed ever!

She has put together a thoughtful post sharing helpful ideas for remembering those who gave us our freedom with their lives! They're simple, yet thought-provoking ideas  (such as stopping at 3 pm for a moment of remembrance). If you have young kids these ideas are a great way to start a conversation about what freedom is but they're certainly a good reminder for us all that Memorial Day isn't necessarily a  happy holiday for so many!

Click here to read all of CoCo's ideas for celebrating Memorial Day in a thoughtful way.

Easy Patriotic Decor with Vintage Flags

Debra of Common Ground

If you love vintage, you will enjoy all these ideas shared by Debra. She used to be an antiques dealer, so she has an amazing collection of old items and displays them all so creatively and beautifully!

Click here to see more of her patriotic decorating ideas using vintage flags. She also shares a DIY tip to make new flags look vintage that I want to try!

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  1. Love all the ruffles and buttons on your pillow, Cindy! They were so pretty. I love the way you mixed it with the denim too. I just sent the indoor/outdoor flag to one of my friends. It would look so good on her new porch. Hope your day is off to a great start! Big hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much CoCo, I appreciate the sweet comments and the share!

  2. If only I saved all the old ripped jeans from when my kids were little! What a great idea to use fabric scraps to make something beautiful! You're so creative! Great to join you in this creative patriotic round up. Enjoy your day!

    1. Thanks so much Shelley! Goodwill is a great place to get kids clothes for cheap! Always fun to hop with you!

  3. Cindy,
    I loved your beautiful scrap fabric flag and the pillow. Your blog is beautifully written and I appreciate all the sweet compliments.

    1. Thank you so much Rachel! Always a pleasure to collab with you!

  4. Hi Cindy! OMG I love your ribbon and denim flag. I want to make one for our front door this year. SO cute!!! Pinned! It was so fun doing this festive tour with you!


    1. Thanks so much Jen! Make sure to show me your finished flag! I just loved your wreath, it is perfect for the summer! I still couldn't find the comment box on your post (maybe because I'm on Blogger?). So sorry! I did Pin it and save it!

  5. Well, you already know I love everything you do!! This is super cute!!

    1. Aww, that's very sweet! Thank you my friend, I love all your creative ideas too 😉


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