Fill Your Home With Fun & Festive Patriotic Decorations

 I'm sitting here, trying to drink my coffee while my two youngest kids are chasing each other and the dog around the house.  For some reason, it is times like this that I start thinking about all of the other things I need to do.  For example, now I realize that I have still not put up all of the Memorial Day decorations.  Would that stop the kids from running around? No, but for some reason that is what I found myself thinking about today.  Well, that and the birthday party for my just-turned-6 year old daughter and 20 of her closest friends that is this weekend.  

So, to stop the kids from running around I had to distract them with something more fun- which today is an art project.  For a 1 and 3 year old, there is nothing better than finger painting -  except maybe finger painting rocks.  So, I have them painting rocks they have found around the yard in red, white, and blue paint.  Those will add a very homey feel to some of the decorations we'll be using for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July!

 There are lots of fun patriotic decorations you can purchase that don't require as much work.   I love this Patriotic Ball Garland draped over the entryway and on mantels.  I've also included some other wonderful Patriotic decorations that you can incorporate into your own displays.  They are too cute to miss!

 

Here are some other cute decorations you won't want to miss:

The 6' Glittered Star Garland

The 17" Star Sprays - you can add these to the base of plants in pots around your house or yard, or make a very cute centerpiece with them.

13.5" Hanging Patriotic Bows

And, of course I couldn't leave out my favorite.  This Raz Imports Hydrangea dog is the cutest thing you will ever see for the Fourth of July.  There are still a few left, so be sure to get yours while you can.

A Patriotic Display That Can't Be Missed

 Just what is it about some decorations that makes them stand out from others?  I'm still not sure about this myself.  Whether it is the contrasting heights of elements that are used, colors, mix of patterns--whatever it is, sometimes things just work so well together, you can't help but notice them.  That is how this next display is ---something about it, just works. Oh, and did I mention that the hats light up? Oh yes they do!

This Patriotic Hat arrangement really does steal the show. If you look at the components that make it individually, they are cute. But, when they are all together like this, they truly are magnificent!  Here is what was used:

Raz Imports 10.5" Lighted Uncle Sam Hats

These hats light up and, like moths to a flame, will draw the attention of any child (or young at heart adult).  For the display, we used all 3 hats and stacked them, with the top hat flipped upside down so that some sprays could be placed inside. Yes, even upside down, it still lights up spectacularly!

Inside the hat you can use florist tape to help prop up the sprays, or just put the sprays in to fall where they may. The florist tape (or foam) will help them be propped up like you see in this photo.  You can get florist tape at Michaels and other craft supply stores.

We are out of the initial pom poms that were used to make this display, but these Raz Imports 25" Glittered Patriotic Pom Poms will look just as glamorous. You will want to order 3 of them.

Raz Imports 25" Red, White, and Blue Pom Pom Spray

 

Next, you will want to order 2 red and 2 blue of the silver ball sprays.  

Raz Imports 26" Red, Silver, and Blue, Ball Spray 

 

 

 If you really want to light up your party, be sure to get the lighted Patriotic Garland.  It looks great over doorways, on mantels, and even as a highlight to your buffet table.

 Raz Imports 81.5" Lighted Patriotic Garland

I hope this gives you more ideas of what you can create for the patriotic holidays coming up. Don't be afraid to mix and match. 

Patriotic Decorations Not to Miss!

 This year, several of our suppliers came out with really cute patriotic decorations.  We've combined them and made really cute patriotic displays that you can duplicate at home easily without breaking the bank.

This mantel display is so easy to create and truly becomes the "star" of the show for any Memorial Day, Presidents Day, or 4th of July party that you might have at your house.  This arrangement looks so elaborate, but is so easy to create you and your friends will be amazed.  To create this arrangement, you will need one pot, or, in our case, a blue urn to begin with. Unfortunately, we sold out of these early, so you will  have to be creative in what you start out with.  (I really like something blue or red personally.)

For the arrangement, you will need:

 

30" Star Sprays - 2 red, 2 blue and 2 white

 

36" Raz Imports Patriotic Spray with Balls- 4 total

 

Raz Imports 4' Patriotic Ball Garland- 3 total for our display (but configure to size of your mantel or display area)

 

You will want to arrange all of the sprays in the vase.  I alternated the stars and balls and then, when I had them in the vase, fanned them out to try and make them look as "free-form" as possible.  I put the vase on my mantel, and then took 3 of the Patriotic Ball garlands and loosely draped them across the front of my mantel.  I cannot tell you how many complements I have received on this display so far.  The best part, is how easy it was to actually put together.  My kids are thrilled to see decorations for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and have already begun counting down.  I think they are mostly excited about it being a day off from school, but I must admit that I am proud to be able to say that I have decorations up for Memorial Day that the kids and I both like!  Good luck in making your own arrangements! I'd love to see some different ideas people have come up with, so please let me know what you've done. I'm always looking for new ideas! I'll post another one I came across that I thought was cute in a few days!

 

 

 

 

A Star Patriotic Display

 Presidents Day, Memorial Day and 4th of July all used to be tough holidays to decorate for. Sure, you have an American flag you can hang, but what else can you do?  Well, thanks to PerfectlyFestive.com, there are several different displays you can create for one or all of these holidays.  Here is a breakdown on how to create the display I've pictured here. I've added a cute patriotic dog at the end that I couldn't resist- he is too cute to leave out of any display you might create at home or your office.

This display is a perfect centerpiece for a festive table.  To make it, start with your favorite vase.  This particular centerpiece is using an antique white urn.  Then, you will need:

3 of the Raz Imports 25" Glittered Patriotic Pom Pom Sprays

6 Raz Imports 37" Glittered Firework  Sprays

Optional addition is the green spray that is in the urn.  

These stars are hung on the wall behind the display you have created.  The perfect touch!  You will want to order at least one red, one blue, and one silver.


This Raz Imports 26.5 Patriotic Hydrangea Dog is the decoration of choice if you have children in your household. My kids LOVE this decoration and, I must admit, it moves throughout the house between Memorial Day and the 4th of July.


Check back for other patriotic arrangements that you can make.