Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Quick and Easy (and Adorable) Fourth Ideas!

I'm so excited about these quick festive Fourth of July projects I threw together for our kitchen the other day! I find great joy in decorating our home but when it happens easily and quickly (and cheaply), I get super giddy. :)

It started with a cute Fourth of July banner in the dollar bin at Target last week. It was three bucks and just adorable. I couldn't pass it up, as with most things in that section. I wasn't sure where I was going to hang it until I opened it up in the kitchen and looked at the bay window:

Fourth of July bunting

It's the absolute perfect size for that spot. It would be easy to make one of these yourself too! You can see the candy corn one I made for fall (and the pennant template I used) here. It would be hard to make it for less than $3 though -- I so wish I had gotten more of these!:

Fourth of July pennants

My second quick project involved an old sweater that I've held on to for years in order to do this project. Literally every year in about September I'll find this in a craft drawer and remember that I meant to do this the previous July. 

I finally remembered!: 

holiday pillow from sweater

I cut out the front and the back of it (it had a stain on the front that I was able to avoid), sewed it up super fast and stuffed a pillow inside: 

sweater pillow

Adorable! It only took me five years to remember to do it!! Check out Goodwill for something similar or Target also had some adorable bandanas in the dollar section that would make super cute pillows too. Dang, wish I had thought of that earlier. :) (Those would also be cute to use for a DIY bunting as well.)

Here's the bay window seat all dressed up for the holiday: 

window seat

This last project I saw while scrolling through Facebook -- it was just a photo and didn't have any source unfortunately. I had everything on hand so this one was free and super easy. I grabbed some little flags we had: 

I removed the flags from the sticks, then put a bit of sand in a few mason jars. I dropped an LED candle in each one and wrapped the flags around the back: 
Fourth of July candle ideas

What a great idea for a Fourth cookout! 

I used some LED candles we have on a remote but if you just have the regular ones you may want to pile the sand a little higher. :) I absolutely love these!: 

4th of July easy candle

And finally, I combined white, blue and pink hydrangeas for a festive display in the kitchen: 
red white and pink hydrangeas

You know I had to incorporate them somehow, duh. That pink bloom was so big it barely fit in there! 

There you go -- simple, inexpensive Fourth of July ideas! I don't like to spend a lot on stuff I'll only have out for a week or so and these are perfect. And in total I spent maybe 30 minutes putting it all together. Love!

Do you do any simple Fourth of July projects this time of year? 


  1. The bunting is so cute! Love all these little festive touches.

  2. I love seeing how the things from the dollar section actually look- I have a hard time picturing it. These decorations look great, and maybe you could even reuse them for Memorial Day, or the Olympics? Happy Fourth of July!

  3. We celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY on the fourth of July!

  4. Love the pillow and mason jar idea and that bunting is cute! Have to go check out Target soon! Happy 4th Sarah!

  5. Love the ball jars with the flags and the sand!!! Have a great holiday! Pinning:)

  6. Super cute, simple & festive!!! Love them all especially because they're actually doable for the average person!!


  7. Love these ideas! I was just at Target last night and totally missed the buntings. :( Also, I literally just stumbled upon the tutorial for the mason jars while trying to figure out if a new Michael's had opened yet. Here's the link in case you wanted it:
    PS-Your candles are cuter. ;)

  8. Love all the great ideas! Mrs. Erica


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