Summer is about more than just enjoying the nice weather. It is also the time for patriotism. Holidays like the Fourth of July and Memorial Day are all about celebrating the opportunity to live in such a wonderful place. There are a lot of different ways that you can make your yard or garden more patriotic, providing the perfect backdrop for your summer celebrations. Here are some tips that you can use to begin designing the perfect space today:
Use painted Mason jars to bring patriotic colors into the space.
You can find inexpensive Mason jars at thrift stores or at just about any grocery store or mass merchandiser. Applying a quick coat of red, white, or blue paint to the jars can transform them into the perfect accessories for your outdoor space. Try using them to hold flowers or to display tiny flags.
Create a patriotic wreath for your front door that incorporates the colors of the flag.
You can use a variety of different materials in your wreath ranging from fake flowers to weather-resistant fabric. OutdoorArtPros.com have a whole section in their blog entitled ‘How Patriotic is your backyard’, that has some interesting topics discussed.
Enhance your outdoor furniture with red, white, and blue pillows.
Throw pillows are a quick and easy way to bring color into your outdoor space. Just make sure that the pillows you choose are designed for use outdoors so that they don’t fade in the sunlight or get damaged if they get exposed to the rain.
Choose plates and cups that feature patriotic designs.
Usually, the easiest option is to use disposable plates for outdoor get-togethers. Look for plates that have pictures of the flag or that have other patriotic themes to enhance your party.Add patriotic accessories to your table.
Although the food that you choose to serve is the highlight of the event, you can make it look even better by scattering American-themed accessories around the table. Vases filled with patriotic floral displays, small American flags, or other accessories can create a beautiful tablescape.
Serve red, white, or blue beverages.
When choosing beverages for your party, be sure to look for ones that come in patriotic colors. Bottled juice, soda, or adult beverages that are blue or red can provide the perfect finishing touch to the festivities.
Use card stock to create your own unique decorations.
For instance, you can cut star-shaped pieces of cardstock out and tape them up outdoors to add yet another patriotic element to your space. You can even create your own banners or you can make a custom garland by stringing pieces of cardstock that have been cut into patriotic shapes together.