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The 4th of July is just around the corner. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, beaches across the country are closed, as are various other gathering places. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t take the festivities to your home.
There are many decorations that you can put to celebrate America’s birthday. From flags to table settings and everything in between! Not only can these decorations make your home more festive, but you can also bond with your children as you get the house prepared.
Are you interested in learning more? Continue reading, and we’ll walk you through the best decoration ideas for the 4th of July.
Here are the decorations
1. Patriotic Lollipop Topiary
In just about ten minutes, you can effectively and easily add a big pop of color to your 4th of July party. In order to do this properly, you’re going to need:
- a five-inch foam ball
- one galvanized bucket, five inches in diameter
- forty red and blue lollipops
- hot glue, optional
It’s best to use a foam ball that’s slightly smaller than the opening of the bucket. This way, it will fit nicely without you having to glue it in place. You can glue the ball if you want, but you might ruin the bucket.
For the lollipops, you want to make sure that the wrappers are nice and tight. Twist the lollipops at the base before you insert them into the foam ball. This will make them easier to insert, and they will stay all nice and secure.
Start by poking the lollipops into the center and then make a line, working outward. For a five-inch ball, you’ll need around forty lollipops.
2. Homemade Brownie Flag
This homemade brownie flag makes for a tasty and patriotic treat. By covering the brownie with white frosting, sliced strawberries, and fresh blueberries, the brownies will be delicious and colorful!
This takes a total of around forty-five minutes to make. The ingredients you’ll need are:
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 (16-ounce) containers white frosting
- 12 tablespoons butter
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
The first thing you need to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9X13-inch pan with tin foil. The foil should go over the sides of the pan so that you’ll be able to lift the brownies out of the pain.
Spray the foil with cooking spray. Then, melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the cocoa powder and sugar.
Making sure that the mixture isn’t hot, whisk in the vanilla extract and the eggs. Stir in baking powder, salt, and flour. Then, fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for around 25 minutes. After you take it out, let it cool completely.
Lif the brownie out of the pan and move it to a serving tray. Spread a thin layer of the frosting over the brownie.
Arrange the blueberries in the top left corner and then make five rows of sliced strawberries.
Put the leftover frosting in a large pastry bag that’s fitted with a big star tip. Pipe frosting between the rows of sliced strawberries.
Then, just refrigerate the brownies until you’re ready to serve.
3. Patriotic Flags
Nothing quite celebrates America like having a big flag. Flags are great because you can hang them anywhere. Put them on your walls, on a flag pole, or just about anywhere else.
And you don’t need to just stop at the American flag. You can hang the Gadsden flag, the Pride flag, a Biden flag, or one of the many Trump flags for sale. No matter what your political affiliations or beliefs are, a flag is a great way to show your love of America and the principles that its many flags represent.
4. Patriotic Bandana Wreath
Everybody loves a wreath. Why not spend the afternoon making a patriotic one? To do this, you’re going to need:
- 16-18″ Wire Floral Wreath
- Rustic Tin Stars
- Small Wire Cutters
- Glitter Spray Paint
- 6 White, 6 Red, 6 Blue bandanas
- 18 Gauge Galvanized Steel Wire
- White Spray Paint
- Fabric Scissors
To start, unfold all of your bandanas. Then, cut each bandana in half. Fold the bandanas in half.
Put each bandana under the wire wreath. The centerfold should be on the outside of the wreath.
Take the two ends and bring them over the wreath through the center loop. Do this around the wreath, alternating between red and white bandanas. Once you run out of those bandanas, use the blue ones.
Then, spray paint the metal starts with white paint. Dust each start with glitter.
Attach one end of the gauge wire to the back of the start with glue. Cut the rest of the wire to give the impression that it’s a shooting star. Do this with all of your stars.
Now, just hang your wreath and enjoy!
The Importance of Decorating for the 4th of July
By decorating for the 4th of July, you’re celebrating America and the principles of freedom and justice for all.
Whether you’re throwing a big party or just celebrating with close family and friends, everyone can appreciate a decorated party. But no matter what, it’s important to remember that it’s not about how you celebrate but who you’re celebrating with.
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