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Hi Friends! It’s the first week of #DIYyour4thOfJuly on Instagram! I’ve teamed up with some awesome other bloggers and Instagram accounts to bring you some crafty goodness for the 4th of July. You know my favorite crafts are printables, so of course I went ahead and created some printable 4th of July Decor.
This week we are all about the American flag and so I’m sharing some printable straw flags and a 4th of July banner that you can download and use to decorate your own home. Take a look at how I styled these pieces, jot down the drink recipe, then scroll down to download the files for yourself.
Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. We usually have a BBQ with family or friends, grill up some hot dogs and hamburgers, play lawn games, and enjoy cold beer and delicious drinks.
It’s always fun to decorate for the holiday, and our patriotic colors make the perfect color combination. Whoever did the branding for the United States did a great job. Great colors and patterns? Hats off to Betsy Ross and all who contributed to the US flag.
I recently got a new potting table for my backyard. In case you are interested it’s the Coral Coast Outdoor Potting Table from Hayneedle.com or you can snag it over on Amazon. I’m so excited for the versatility this new table will bring me in styling parties outdoors.
It has a couple of top shelves and a nice big bottom shelf, as well as a wire back that is great for hanging. On the front I hung this inexpensive Flag bunting.
That wire back became the perfect place to hang this 4th of July printable banner. Taking inspiration from America, The Beautiful, the bright colors and large flags look perfect clipped to the wire back of the potting table.
I love how using the mini clothes pins saves me a few minutes from assembling the banner together, and I’m able to stagger the flags exactly how I want to.
America, The Beautiful
by Katharine Lee Bates
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
4th of July Sangria and Straw Flags
It’s getting super hot in Minnesota, already. We usually don’t have such hot and humid days until August, but it’s only June and we are already breaking the 80s and 90s with high humidity. Many people don’t realize that we have crazy weather differences from Winter to Summer.
It might even be hotter here than where you live!
I wanted an easy and refreshing drink that could be made ahead of time so I could enjoy the time with guests. There’s nothing worse than being stuck in the kitchen or behind the bar. This Rosé, White, and Blueberry Sangria was the perfectly patriotic and refreshing combination. To be honest, I didn’t really follow a recipe, but here’s what I did to put this together.
Rosé, White, and Blueberry Sangria
- Strawberries, sliced
- 1 Apple, peeled and chopped
- 1 bottle of Rosé wine
- Approximately 1/4 c of brandy
- Seltzer water (I used 1-2 cans of Cran-Raspberry LaCroix)
Mix and chill. When it’s time to enjoy, fill glasses with ice and top it off with a patriotic straw flag.
I love these super sized acrylic wine glasses which I found at Home Goods, but you can get this similar set.
These straw flags are so easy to put together. Just download and print your file on card stock. Cut out the straw flags and use an adhesive to attach to some 4th of July straws. Voilà!
Oh so refreshing and easy to put together!
Thanks for following along as I shared some 4th of July inspiration with you. Check back next week for more — there might be another free printable to snag! Now go grab your banner and straw flags and get decorating for the 4th of July. Enjoy!
Download the Printable 4th of July Decor
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