Super Easy Patriotic Decorating Ideas For July 4th Gatherings

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Will you be hosting a get together for July 4th at your home?  When I was getting ready for a cookout last year, I decked my screen porch out with everything patriotic!  The really nice thing is that I’ll be able to use it all again for this year’s bbq.  Maybe you’re looking for some inspiration for your own gathering, so for this week’s edition of The Best Of Worthing Court, let me share all of my super easy patriotic decorating ideas with you.  

Super Easy Patriotic Decorating Ideas For July 4th || Worthing Court

July 4th is just around the corner and I’m happy to share my screen porch all decked out for Independence Day with you!  I’m tickled to be able to put all those patriotic crafts that I’ve shared over the last few weeks to good use.  I love vintage Americana and have managed to amass quite an assortment of chotchkies over the years.   I exercised restraint though and didn’t use every single thing in my stash.  Some of it’s kind of tacky.  lol

A farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

The first spot that I worked on is the side of the porch holding my chairs (with chalk-painted cushions) and the small chest that is actually the bottom half of my mother-in-law’s kitchen buffet.  (Check out what I did with the top half HERE).

The black lantern came from Ikea, the burlap flag hanging came from Michaels, the painted blocks flag that fills an old Coke crate is one of the crafts that I shared recently and everything else came from my stash.  I sure do love using old bifold doors as a backdrop and wish I would run across more!

A farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

It was super easy to create a couple of patriotic pillows!  I purchased the red and white pillows (from HomeGoods) and simply wrapped them with a piece of patriotic fabric that is pinned with safety pins on the back side.  The neutral pillows came from At Home.

Don't buy holiday or season specific pillows. Simply wrap existing pillows with a piece of fabric and pin it with safety pins on the back side!

 

Don't buy holiday or season specific pillows. Simply wrap existing pillows with a piece of fabric and pin it with safety pins on the back side!

These wrought iron rockers are my fave chairs on the porch – so comfy!  A couple of outdoor poufs from Target act as a coffee table, when we aren’t using them to prop our feet up.  

A farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

We’re ready to celebrate with a bucket full of sparklers!

A farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

The pillows that normally live in these chairs were wrapped with red and white ticking fabric and with more patriotic fabric, then tied with twine to keep the fabric in place.  You’d never know that the smaller pillows are actually covered with a snowflake pattern!

Don't buy holiday or season specific pillows. Simply wrap existing pillows with a piece of fabric and wrap twine around it to hold the fabric in place.

 

Don't buy holiday or season specific pillows. Simply wrap existing pillows with a piece of fabric and wrap twine around it to hold the fabric in place.

Our round table is all set for serving pimento cheese bacon burgers from the grill and for having ice cream for desert!  The table is set for four, even though I’ve only used two chairs in the photos.

A patriotic table setting on a farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

I knew when I made the super-duper easy flag banner garland that this is where I would use it.  It’s makes a great backdrop to the setting.  Click HERE to see how I made it.  Trust me, this banner is easy enough for anyone to make!

A patriotic table setting on a farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

Let’s see…the black lantern came from Ikea, all of the table linens, dishes and glasses came from HomeGoods (I hit them early in the season!) and everything else is from my stash.  Did you notice Uncle Sam hiding out in the lantern?

A patriotic table setting on a farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

I love, love, love to layer linens and use stacks and stacks of dishes!  And how adorable are the wooden ice cream spoons???

A patriotic table setting on a farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

The packets of silverware are wrapped with a patriotic paper napkin and tied with a bit of ribbon.  Cute little plastic rings from Dollar Tree are clipped around the ribbon for an extra added bit of detail.  

A patriotic table setting on a farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

I set my vintage wooden stepladder in front of the table to fill in the empty spot where a chair will ultimately go, but it will get moved somewhere else once all four chairs are around the table.  I think that the red lanterns came from Target and the little lighthouse candle holder came out of my stash.

A farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

I added a couple more wrought iron chairs to the side of the porch that looks out over the deck since I first shared my porch with you (click HERE to see the before and after).  Nothing fancy, but the extra seating sure does come in handy.  Maybe you can see the birds at one of our feeders in the background.  We get quite a variety of birds visiting our feeders!  The bay windows that you see are where my breakfast nook is and makes a wonderful spot for bird watching.

A farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

We’re lemonade drinkin’ ready over here!  I set my take-apart patriotic craft and a flag banner that I made and used at our previous home on the railing.  Click HERE to see how to make this fun take-apart craft and click HERE to see the vintage Americana vignette where I originally used the pendant flag banner and buckets.  

A farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

The lumbar pillows in these chairs were wrapped with red napkins and tied with blue and white check ribbon.  You can see that the napkins don’t completely cover the ends of the pillows, but they still work fine for a temporary seasonal display.

Don't buy holiday or season specific pillows. Simply wrap existing pillows with a piece of fabric and tie in place with a bit of ribbon.

I know this is a lot of photos, but I’ve added a couple more that I snapped with my wide angle lens to give you a better idea of the whole porch layout.

A farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.
A farmhouse porch filled with loads of red, white and blue vintage Americana patriotic decorating ideas for Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th.

Happy July 4th, my friends!  Do you have any special plans to celebrate Independence Day?

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38 Comments

  1. Love your patriotic porch!

  2. It looks so festive! I love Uncle Sam in the lantern! Happy 4th ??

  3. mattsgramma says:

    Your porch is wonderfully HUGE! Such clever ideas; especially love what you did with your pillows.

  4. Wonderful patriotic post. I love the pillow ideas.

  5. Great ideas for your porch! I love the patriotic theme!

  6. I love your large porch! I soo wish for one. It is lovely.

  7. O MY GOLLY! I want to come spend days and days on that porch. It’s so patriotic and beautiful. LOVE IT!

  8. I like room decorate for the 4th of July and I really like your idea for wrapping pillows in fabric for a temporary change. I also plan on making one of your banners. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. WOW!!!! I am amazed…everything is so terrific! I love the napkin pillows with the bit of ribbon. How clever. Thanks for the wonderful ideas! Happy 4th!

  10. I don’t know where to start on what I love most about this! I love all of your pillows and what you did with the ones you already had with the twin and adding fabric is brilliant Thank you for sharing…I want to host a 4th of July party now!!

  11. Pam Cates says:

    Just so cute and colorful! America the Beautiful on your porch!

  12. I love it. Super easy and super cute!!

  13. I absolutely LOVE your porch! I only have a small front porch so I can’t do some of the things that you did, but I’m going to sure steal some ideas. Would you mind doing a tutorial on how to wrap and tie the pillows some time? Love that idea!

    1. Hi Shelley. I basically just wrapped the pillows with the fabric as if I were wrapping a present, then held things in place with my hands while I tied the twine around them. Once the twine is tied, it holds everything in place. Hope this make sense and that it helps!

  14. We host a neighborhood party on the 4th; it’s my favorite part of summer! Thanks for the ideas,

  15. Anne Marie says:

    So festive – when does the party start???

  16. Beautiful! Simple to do and so festive. I did spy the galvanized salt and pepper on the table . . .where did you find that little gem?

  17. Connie Meints says:

    Love it – love everything you do:)

  18. Alexis Koonce says:

    I wish we were setting out on that porch having a glass of that lemonade and catching up on old times. It’s beautiful Suzy…….love ya

  19. Carol Elkins says:

    Everything looks so festive! I love the bucket filled with boxes of sparklers – what a cute idea.

  20. Love your screened in porch! Wan this for myself! Very clever way to get seasonal themed pllows – got t try that!

  21. Thank you for sharing your talent. Love to see all those lanterns in use — makes me feel better about having so many 🙂

  22. So many nice ideas! I’ve been making pillows lately, and these really caught my eye!

  23. I love all of your decorations. The table is adorable with the way you have used the dishes, too! Love it all!

  24. Super cute and I love everything! Your screened in porch is huge and I only have a cubicle! I stress how to decorate it because of the size! Maybe you give give suggestions for individuals with small spaces.

  25. Marilyn Holeman says:

    I really like your ideas for “temporary decorations,” using what you have. Thanks for the great ideas.

    Our little town has a parade every year, and our church passes out free water to everyone. It’s a lot of fun!

    Happy 4th of July!

  26. So many great ideas, not only for July 4th, but Flag Day and Memorial Day as well!

  27. Julie Briones says:

    Love the wrapped and ribboned/twined pillows. VERY cute.

    I’m such a party-pooper. I’m awful when it comes to RWB decor. Just REALLY doesn’t appeal to me. =/

  28. Love the Ideas , simple and easy and yet fun that’s my kinda decor. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Love your patriotic decor! These look like simple additions to your already-lovely summer look. But, the overall effect is charming and festive for the July 4th holiday. Enjoy!

  30. Looks fabulous and I’m sure you will have a great 4th July. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I’ve shared on social media. Have a great week and see you next week.
    Sue
    Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  31. Your porch looks wonderful! I love the idea of wrapping the pillows you already own with fabric or napkins! Great idea!!

    Virginia
    More to Mrs. E

  32. What a fabulous and patriotic display, your porch is amazing!!!
    Dont forge to share on #OMHGFF Linkup!
    Happy 4th of July!!

  33. Lovely patriotic inspiration and decor! Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight party @DearCreatives Pinned & sharing. Have a happy 4th of July.