We are hosting a summer cookout at our house this weekend and I wanted to go ahead and get some patriotic decor up for the 4th of July which is a few weeks away already! I love the 4th of July, it’s such a laid back, fun, summer holiday! I decided to make a DIY 4th of July banner and update our kitchen farm table with some festive touches!
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When it comes to decorating for the 4th of July, I love to do a more rustic look instead of the common, bright red and blue decor. I did this by using more muted red and blue colors for the table linens and banner.
Also, I definitely like to keep it more simple too since I don’t want a ton of decor to store. So, I choose to use more natural elements that are red and also double as good party treats: watermelon, strawberries, and cherries!
For our table centerpiece I filled a pitcher with fluffy white hydrangeas and little American flags that I bought as a 3 pack in the Target dollar spot section.
Originally, I was going to do a tutorial for the 4th of July banner, but the method I used took way too long, and I would do it differently if I did it again. So, I will save the tutorial for another time and different banner!
I do love how the banner turned out though. I used leftover french red ticking fabric from from my DIY Christmas stockings and bought some star fabric at the craft store for a few dollars. I hung it on our oversized chalkboard but I think it would look really cute on our shiplap accent wall in the living room and I may it move it there after our cookout.
Overall, I love how it turned out, sweet and simple! Now I have to get to cleaning and cooking for our cookout! My least favorite parts haha! Although, I do love baking 🙂
- Banner – DIY, similar here and here
- Pitcher – Target
- Chalkboard – DIY
- Table Runner – World Market
- Cutting Board – Crate and Barrel
- Farm Table – DIY
- Berry Colander – Pier 1 a few years ago, similar here
- Cake stand – Home Goods, similar here
- Bentwood Chairs – Craigslist, refinished them, similar here
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