Today I’m sharing easy ways to decorate for the Fourth. This year the July 4th will be much different than last year. It’s going to be a celebration with our closets friends and their two mini dachshunds. We often refer to them as Reeses and Peanut’s cousins.
Because this year we can celebrate the holidays with our friends and family members this year will be big. As a rule, I make the holidays as festive as possible. As well as a big menu and because last year wasn’t the norm. I completely have every intention of making every holiday the best I can and I begin with easy ways to decorate for the Fourth.
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Before I share easy ways to decorate for the Fourth you may enjoy seeing how I made these flags with easy to follow steps. These are fun to make and are truly much prettier then the flags you find in the stores for vignettes. It’s easy, fast and a budget friendly craft perfect for a July 4th celebration. This are especially worth taking a look at for you celebration of our Country’ birthday. Links are provided for everything that is needed to make these pretty flags.
So let’s begin seeing how I began decorating for the Fourth. Flags are especially important when celebrating our Country’s birthday. I also have always been a huge fan of our flag. Seeing being on display and proudly swaying in the breeze it’s truly magical. It has been my entire life.
Besides flags, baseball, America’s game is also a great to add. Baseball is also a must for us in our home. We are huge baseball fans and never miss a game on television of the NY Mets. Go Mets!!! So, that means baseball is a must for easy ways to decorate for the Fourth.
How I Made The Baseballs Look Old For Easy Ways For The Fourth
Therefore in honor of baseball, I did buy a bucket of baseballs from Walmart. Of course, I had to make them look old, as if they have seen some baseball action. In this case, using dark brown wax to make them look old is applied for easy ways to decorate for the Fourth. I did apply the dark brown wax while wearing gloves. I did this because it’s easier to get the wax coverage evenly on the baseballs. After this, I did rub the wax with a rag removing the excess as well as blending.
Next for easy ways to decorate for the fourth, using a stencil brush I randomly add a touch more wax in spots to add more age because the aging process is never even on old pieces.
What Other Pieces Did I Use For This Vignette For Easy Decorating For The Fourth
Of course, if I’m adding baseballs why not add an old baseball glove? Here, I used my husbands first baseball glove he used in little league. Isn’t this the perfect addition? In addition to being old it’s sentimental and I love having pieces like these in our home. Seeing a glove that he used as a child means so much to me. Having been with my husband for most of my life I treasure sentimental memories.
Incidentally, another item that says summer is blueberries and they say picnics, barbeques and America with their blue color for easy ways to decorate for the Fourth. I also made the crates they are in and you may enjoy reading how to make these berry crates. Additionally, the red and white check napkin adds another touch of Americana. These are easy ways to add touches to your Fourth of July celebration.
The Story About The Transistor Radio In The Forth of July Décor
Incidentally, you can see a transistor radio nestled inside this crate. This is another pierce from my husband’s childhood. He received this for his first holy communion. This picture is from the top of the apartment building he was living in, in Jersey City. He has such happy memories of being a boy in this large City when there were less worries when we were kids.
It’s particularly fun when he reminds me of when he was a boy listening to this radio. He often mentions listening to Met games as a boy during the 1969 World Series.
He was eight years old in a Catholic grammar school. I have asked him how he got away with listening to the game. The nuns had to notice this little guy with a white ear piece in his ear. I also have to imagine a yelp had to come out at times. He says he didn’t get a word said to him about the event.
So adding this to easy way to decorate for the Fourth is perfect.
Another Addition to Ways To Decorate For The Fourth
Vintage Mason jars are super for these types of vignettes. Besides their soft blue color they wonderful to fill as I did with white painted stars. I purchased these stars in a bag of 50 for a great price. Painting two coats of white craft paint and I have another layer to add easy ways to decorate for the Fourth. Lastly, tying red and white string finishes this mason jar off for this vignette.
Also, adding these pieces to a crate keeps this collection cohesive and organized. Because my crate is no longer available I did find this crate.
I hope you enjoyed this post sharing easy ways to decorate for the Fourth. I’d love for you to let me what your favorite part of this post is for you. Also, let me know how you add the Fourth to your home.
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