This year's 4th of July decorations should still look festive even though our commemoration is limited by the ongoing pandemic. After all, it's the celebration of our great nation's birth.
I'll be showing you how to get your garden dressed-up for an intimate and patriotic 4th of July barbecue or family reunion.
4th of July Decorations to Get Your Garden Ready for the Festivity
1. Red, White, and Blue Wreath
If Christmas wreaths have hollies, then the 4th of July wreath has Summer flowers. The explosion of colors makes it perfect for the 4th of July garden party.
2. Patriotic Planters
Go all-American by turning your planters red, blue, and white. You can repurpose some tin cans or old tin buckets into these cool 4th of July planters.
3. Starry Starry Lawn
This is one cool project kids (and kids-at-heart) will surely enjoy. All you need are water-based paints in, of course, red, white, and blue; and star-patterned templates.
4. Patriotic Trees
Trees are a silent witness to history, so let them in on the festivities by dressing them up in the star-spangled banner painting. Make sure you use environmentally friendly paints.
5. Uncle Sam's Hat Planter
Show off your American pride with this planter reminiscent of Uncle Sam. You can even grow some peonies to flaunt your patriotic spirit.
6. Flag Plant Markers
This one is simple, easy, and fun to make. Bring out your popsicle sticks and paint them with the colors of the flag. This project will get your kids in a festive mood.
7. Star-Spangled Planters
Here's another cool DIY planter for your garden's 4th of July decorations. Grow some fiery-red plants, like the coleus, perfect for the Independence Day celebratory mood.
8. Red, White, and Blue Flowers
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Choose red, white, and blue flower-bearing plants to take over your garden. Red geraniums, blue hydrangea, and white verbena are perfect Summer flowers.
9. Patriotic Pallet Wood Planter
You can never have enough red, white, and blue on this beautiful day. It just has to be in as many items you can think of. Like this upcycled pallet planter converted into a vertical garden for your beloved plants.
10. Flag-Themed Hanging Garden
You can replant your potted plant in this cute glossy-painted teacup, attach strings, hang it up on the patio or your picket fence, and voila! You've got yourself a hanging garden perfect for the occasion.
11. Stars and Stripes Garden Bed
If you got red, white, and blue plants in pots, then you can easily pull off this flag-inspired garden bed, ready for the big day. If not, you can go with plants with colored foliage like coleus for red and blue, and licorice for white.
12. Plants and Flowers for Centerpieces
Your guests' eyes will feast not only on the scrumptious food, but on your charming plant centerpiece as well. It will surely set the mood for the occasion.
13. American Eagle Birdhouse
Spruce up the monotony in your backyard with this amazing 4th of July decorations idea. The sight of the eagle flying will remind your visitors how great this nation is.
14. Window Succulent Box
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This ceremonious planter will do the shouting from your windowpane. Happy 4th of July! Happy birthday to our great nation!
15. Nationalistic Vintage Lantern
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This outdoor or indoor garden decoration exudes a brave and free aura perfect for your Independence Day grill-out. Paint it with a nationalistic symbol like this great American eagle.
16. Star-Shaped Flower Power
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Incorporate your American spirit in your next plant choice. This white star jasmine will do the trick for a low-key patriotic garden.
17. Patriot's Garden Chair
Sitting on this superpatriotic chair while enjoying your garden is enough to set you in a celebratory mood. While chilling, you can enjoy some 4th of July recipe.
18. Firecracker Plant Stand
For some places in America, the fireworks show won't push through. Why not bring the festive spirit in your garden with these giant replicas of July 4th's firecrackers?
19. Clothespin Wreath
Hail the stars and the stripes forever with this DIY 4th of July wreath. Paint the clothespin with red, white, and blue. Add some star accents to complete this beauty.
20. American Boots Planter
Make the founding fathers proud with a set of these painted recycled boots planters. This will surely kick-off a great barbecue party on the 4th!
21. All-American Brick Planter
Got some extra garden bricks laying around your house? Turn them into July 4th-themed planters with some paints and flowers.
Watch this video from Flower School for 4th of July flower arrangement ideas:
Get your garden in a festive mood that will shout, “Happy 4th of July!” with these amazing 4th of July decorations and you'll find yourself still next year's barbecue host.
Happy 4th of July, everyone! With our gardening, let us cultivate this land of the brave and free.
How are you celebrating this year's 4th of July? Let us know in the comments section below.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 24, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.