Fast and Easy July 4th Decorations

Are you hosting a 4th of July get-together this year? Try these super fast and easy ideas for July 4th decorations for your celebration.


July 4th Wreath


I’ll let you in on a little secret.

I really love easy decorating! I love it when I can throw things together and whip something up without having to run out and buy a lot of dedicated holiday decor.

If I let you peek  into my home decor storage closets and containers you would find the most random selection of ribbons, and flower stems, and vases and such that I can pull out and add a touch here and there, and voila … we’re all decorated for the holidays!

And here’s another little secret of mine — I get kind of lazy during the summertime.

I get lazy with cooking.

And, I get lazy with decorating!

So, when July 4th rolls around, I like to go all easy-peasy with my holiday decor! The easier, the better!!

One thing I’ve found that is super helpful, is starting with a great base of color that’s easy to build on.  For me, it’s all about blue and white (as you probably could have guessed if you’ve been around here a minute.)

And starting with blue and white makes it super, super  easy to decorate for the 4th of July!

Add a little red to the mix, and you’re ready to go!!

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My Best Tips for Fast and Easy July 4th Decorating :


July 4th Wreath


1. Add some red ribbon to a front door wreath.

This summer I found the prettiest white floral wreath from Kirklands for my front door. At the beginning of the summer, I added a simple blue and white gingham ribbon. I loved how it looked with my freshly painted blue door in Sherwin-Williams Endless Sea (SW 9150).


Blue Door with Summer Wreath


When I added the wreath to the front door, I knew it would be super easy to turn it into a great patriotic wreath for the 4th of July by simply adding a splash of red ribbon to it!


Patriotic Wreath



Easy July 4th decorations - centerpiece


2. Alternate red carnations and white hydrangeas in bud vases.

This bud vase holder was the best purchase this year! It makes it so easy to create simple, but beautiful centerpieces for your table for every season! To create the perfect July 4th centerpiece, I simple added white hydrangeas and red carnations. It’s super easy, and the flowers last for days!


July 4th Table Decorations



Pretty Bud Vase Holder Options



4ht of July Tiered Tray


3. Decorate with red and white dish towels in your kitchen.

And yes, they can be the same ones you  pulled out for Christmas, and Valentine’s Day! I know it’s kind of silly, but I love new dish towels for the kitchen. The beauty of red and white dish towels is their versatility! Just think of all the holidays you can use them — Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, and of course Independence Day!

I like to roll them and add them to my three-tiered stand!

Get the Look!



Blue and white painted cachepots with topiary on countertop


4. Place your kitchen topiary in a blue and white cachepot.

This little blue and white hand-painted cachepot DIY project has certainly come in handy! I’ve used them in tablescapes, as mantel decor, and here on our kitchen countertops with a cute little topiary. It’s certainly easy to incorporate all of your blue and white decor pieces into your July 4th decorations!


Easy July 4th decorations using red, white, and blue paper fans


5. Add some red, white, and blue paper fan decorations to your potted plants or kitchen buffet. (I use these year-after-year.)

Pick up some inexpensive red, white, and blue paper fans to decorate for the 4th! I’ve had these for years, and they are so easy to add around your house for the holiday. I’ve added them to our kitchen buffet here, but I’ve also hung them from chandeliers, or tree branches outdoors to add fun splashes of patriotic color!


Easy July 4th decorations.


6. Add small flags to your plants and arrangements.

Of course, no July 4th decorations would be complete without Old Glory! Add small flags to arrangements, centerpieces, and potted plants to celebrate the holiday.


4th of July Table Decorations


7. Add all the blue and red foods! 

Nothing is better than fresh berries in the summertime! How perfect that blue and red berries are in season at this time of year. Fill bowls with gorgeous ripe blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, or raspberries for a fresh pop of color. Or, whip up a yummy dessert with these beautiful berries!


Easy July 4th decorations.


8. Plant some red and white flowers in blue pots. (Bonus points if you thought ahead and chose this color scheme back in May when you planted your summer flowers!)

I love blue glazed flower pots, and they look so pretty for the 4th of July full of beautiful red or white blooms. I especially love to use New Guinea Impatiens in my blue pots on my front porch which is shaded from mid-morning on. Red and white geraniums would be lovely in the blue pots in sunny spots!


Easy July 4th decorations.



4th of July Table Decorations


9. Add a blue and white plaid paper runner. (I keep a roll of this.)

I love this roll of blue and white gingham paper! It’s perfect for a 4th of July tablescape! Of course, it doesn’t have to be paper. You could certainly achieve this look with a cloth table runner or tablecloth. The beauty of the paper runner is easy cleanup after backyard bashes!!


4th of July Table Decorations



Hydrangeas in Blue and White Vase


10. Fill your blue and white vases with hydrangeas. 

Blue and white ginger jars and vases are perfect for any holiday, and are beautiful filled with white hydrangeas! Our Annabelle hydrangeas are snowy white and plentiful this time of year, so they’re the perfect July 4th addition to a blue and white vase!


July 4th Bunting


11. Add flags or bunting to the front of your house.

I think bunting is the perfect addition to your home’s exterior for the 4th of July. I hang ours from our windows, but I love it hung from front porch railing. I purchased this larger 2 x 4 foot bunting this year to hang from the window over our front door. It’s excellent quality!

Last Minute Red, White, and Blue Decor!

4th of July Bunting for front of house


No matter the season, holiday decorating is always easier when you start with a great home color palette and staple decor accessories to which you can make simple changes to bring in touches of the new season or holiday. 

You can find some of my favorite decor pieces on my Shop My Favorites page.


Shop My Favorite Home Decor


And, if you love blue and white as much as I do, check out all of these great blue and white decor staples.

Blue and White Home Decor


I hope this post provides you with some simple ideas for last minute July 4th decorations to add a little red, white, and blue patriotic spirit to your home this weekend!

Are you hosting any Independence Day festivities? Let me know in the comments!


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Thanks so much for stopping by, and Happy Celebrating!!


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