4th of July Decor

June 23, 2021

The 4th of July holiday is one of those holidays that is harder to decorate for in my opinion. I think a lot of the decor options that you find in stores are tacky and there aren't a lot of cute adult patriotic craft options either.


For these smaller holidays, I like to decorate just my buffet. It requires only a few decorations so it's budget-friendly, requires less storage space, and it's fun and easy to change out!


I did not buy anything new for this display, I just worked with what I had. I did make a couple of things, but I had all the supplies I needed for that already.


4th of July Buffet Decor


4th of July Buffet Decor


Looking for some inspiration for easy, budget-friendly and DIY ideas for decorating for the 4th of July? I've got some cute ideas to share!

I made a fun little slideshow sharing how I decorated my buffet for the 4th 😊



I started with a blank slate and hung up this vintage flag I have as a backdrop for my display.


4th of July Buffet Decor


Then I added a cute little lantern garland.


4th of July Buffet Decor


And began filling up my tiered tray with an Uncle Sam that my mom painted so many years ago.


4th of July Buffet Decor


I added a Dollar Store red tinsel start behind him and some glittery star table scatter (also from the Dollar Store) in a jar.


4th of July Buffet Decor


Next, I added 3 faux fire crackers.


4th of July Buffet Decor


And a metal "Freedom" sign was added in on the top tier.


4th of July Buffet Decor


And finally, a little ceramic pail and another Uncle Sam from my mom. He's painted on a paint stir stick!


4th of July Buffet Decor


I then added some crochet doilies that my grandma made.


4th of July Buffet Decor

4th of July Buffet Decor


I made the little can with flags. I used a recycled tin can.


4th of July Buffet Decor


And the label off of this pickled beets jar! I think some food labels are so nice and pretty! Is that wierd!? 😆

4th of July Buffet Decor


I painted the can blue, added the label with Mod Podge, and cut a scrap of foam that I had to fit inside the can.

4th of July Buffet Decor


Then, I had a bunch of small flags that I've collected over the years and I stuck them into the foam in the can.


4th of July Buffet Decor


And added a few glittery hearts.


4th of July Buffet Decor


The little bear is one that I made.


4th of July Buffet Decor


I had this antique history book and thought it was perfect to display for the 4th!


4th of July Buffet Decor


This book is from my dad's family, F.B. Carroll was his grandfather I believe. When my grandpa passed away, I inherited some of the books he had.


4th of July Buffet Decor


The illustrations in this book are so cool!


4th of July Buffet Decor

4th of July Buffet Decor

4th of July Buffet Decor


The last little project I did for this year involves this clipboard frame that I've had for years.


4th of July Buffet Decor


And one of those small flags didn't match all the others, so I used it for this project.


4th of July Buffet Decor


Easy-peasy!


4th of July Buffet Decor

4th of July Buffet Decor


I hope that this post got your mind working. These are some very inexpensive ways to use what you have (be sure to shop your own house 😉) and get your creative juices flowing with a couple of easy projects. I'm curious if you decorate for the 4th.


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  1. I love that your patriotic vignette is created with sentimental vintage and handmade items. Stir stick Uncle Sam is ADORABLE!

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    1. Thanks Marie! My mom has been repurposing since long before it was popular! lol

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  2. I've never decorated for the 4th of July and probably won't start now. But....I love your old flag and I especially love your grandfather's old book. The old illustrations--they are The Best!!!

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    1. I get it Vikki! I probably wouldn't decorate for the 4th either except... I'm a blogger and that's what I do!! haha!

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