The summer holiday season is finally upon us. Fourth of July decorations really help to show off your patriotic spirit with red, white, and blue. Decorating for the holidays can be tricky and expensive. Though it may seem hard, there are many ways to make your home look good on a budget. Honoring our country and our military heroes on the Fourth of July is one of the easiest things to do as long as you follow a few simple steps.
First, you need to plan ahead so that any shopping you need to get done for the Fourth of July is finished early. This is the best time to find sales on decorations because when the holiday gets close everywhere will have items available, but the decorations are more likely to be retail price. Running around at the last minute to buy decorations can be a pain but shopping early can save you from that and help your budget by finding better deals. Before buying though, plan out whether the party will be indoors or outdoors and how many people you plan to have so you know how much to purchase, and what kind of decorations will be needed.
Making sure your decorations fit and flow together is the second step. Matching items like table runners and matching placemats stand out, and show that your theme is coherent. The easiest way to make sure your house has flow with its decorations is to match the decorations by room. Simple, patriotic red, white, and blue is the decorating theme for Fourth of July, making it one of the easiest holidays to decorate for. In true patriotic fashion this Fourth of July, decorate with stars and stripes. Fireworks and Uncle Sam can be popular themes as well for Independence Day.
There are also plenty of crafty ways to make your own decorations. For a more unique use of budget items, dollar stores often have a wide selection of goods like holiday tablecloths that could be used as wall decorations. Using decorated and laminated construction paper, you can make your own custom placemats. Paint holiday decorations onto plastic cups from the store to not only fit the theme, but make each person’s cup easily recognizable. There are so many options to give your home flair with Fourth of July decorations while staying on a budget. As long as you show your patriotism in some way this Fourth of July, your house is sure to look great!