Hey friends! I absolutely love to decorate for holidays, but who wants to spend a ton of money on something that only stays out for a couple of weeks, right!? So I wanted to share some ideas with you on how you can incorporate some inexpensive festivity in your home for the 4th.
I made a Hobby Lobby run this past weekend to see what 4th of July decor they had. And guess what I saw when I walked into the store? Pumpkins! Everywhere. What the heck? We are barely into summer and they are putting out fall decor. This seems to happen earlier and earlier every year. I mean, seriously! We are still in June!!
After my shopping spree at Hobby Lobby, I headed to a few other favorite stores. You guessed it… Home Goods and Target. I found this adorable garland at Home Goods for under 7 dollars. Sure, I could probably make this, but for this bargain, I’d rather buy.
Then I headed to the Target (which is conveniently located next to Home Goods in my town – how lucky can a girl get!). I darted straight to the dollar spot (my favorite spot in the store) and found these cute, festive stars and this battery operated star string lights. I knew this would tie in perfectly with the cute garland I picked up.
American Flags are an easy, inexpensive item to add into your home decor for the 4th. I painted this mason jar that I had on hand with some blue spray paint, cut a strip of bandana to tie around it, added a couple small flags, and set it on top of a red book. Viola! This cute decor cost me less than $3.
Most of you probably already have some items in your home that you can use – any type of jar or vase, any ribbon with red, white and/or blue, blue or red book (you could even stack both colors). Just pick up a couple of mini flags and you’re set. Oh, and chalkboard art is always a must in your decor (disclosure: my handwriting is a hot mess so I always call on my talented sister for projects that require handwriting).
If any of you read my DIY post on making wood bead garland, you know how easy it is to make. If you missed it, you can find it here. To make this one, I just cut strips of red and blue bandanas and used them for my tassel. I painted the wood tag blue and drew a star on it. It added the perfect touch to complete the look I was trying to create on my mantle.
I placed a few pillows in my olive bucket under my mantle and stuck a flag in it. I found that cute little scarf for under $1 at my local thrift store that was the perfect accent for this piece.
This adorable table runner was on the clearance isle at TJ Maxx. It was love a first sight. It has that perfect farmhouse look. Most of the runners I found were a combination of reds and blues, but I went with this red because I figured I may be able to use it again at Christmas time. I’m all about muti-purposing!
This plate setting is what really brings the pop to my table. It is the perfect combination of red, white and blue. I had the white plates already. I picked up the napkins for under $1 each and added the mini flags. Then I added a couple of flags in my arrangement that I already had on my table. I really love the way this all came together.
And now for my favorite new piece. The printer tray! How amazing is this!? It was a recent ‘junkin’ find. I can change out the scrabble tiles depending on my mood, but I figured red, white & blue was the perfect fit for now. It is so easy to incorporate holiday decor into your existing decor so that it doesn’t have to cost you tons of money.
I’d also like to share with you an idea from my sweet friend, Candace. She added a couple flags to her beautiful tobacco basket, along with some red, white and blue straws in an ironstone pitcher. Again, incorporating a few inexpensive items into existing decor is so simple. Candace has an amazing talent for decorating and refinishing furniture. She is such an inspiration to me. If you are not following her on Instagram, you need to head over there now and follow her.
And there you go. All of this decor cost me less than $35 and it brings so much fun into my home. My kids love it, especially the star string lights at night. I’d love to hear your ideas on how you incorporate holiday decor. Please share in the comments below. Have a great week, my friends. Be blessed. xo