DIY 4th of July Decor

Embarrassingly enough, I have been so busy that I hadn’t even thought of details for our intimate Fourth of July barbecue (hence the last minute patriotic dessert ideas). So today, I decided to look around the house for some inspiration and boy did I find it — RIBBON! I have about 50 yards of American flag print ribbon lying around and decided to put it to good use today.

This is a simple 4th of July place setting. I just used to clear glass plates and layered strips of coordinating ribbon inbetween them. Paired with a navy blue linen napkin — simple!

I used strips of ribbon to make these DIY ribbon cupcake toppers. These took maybe 5 minutes and I just used ribbon I had on hand. Check out these DIY instructions for more detail on how-to make these.

I even incorporated the ribbon decor outside since that will be where we are cooking and hanging out. About 6 strips of red, white and blue ribbon make up this decoration. I hung it from a tree and it looks really nice blowing in the wind.

I hope I have inspired you to look around your home and revisit supplies you have on hand when thinking of decorating. Remember, your party can look thoughtful … even if you just do a few simple touches.

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11 Comments on DIY 4th of July Decor

  1. genevieve lebel
    July 3, 2010 at 7:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Ok chica!!! Now you need to STOP!!! Those tiny “flags” made from ribbon… OMG! So flippin genius!!! LOL

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  2. Nancy Pfeifer
    July 3, 2010 at 11:30 pm (4 years ago)

    WOW!! Brilliant!!! Why didn’t I think of this??! LOL…Love it!

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  3. Bird
    July 5, 2010 at 1:41 am (4 years ago)

    Again, the “why didn’t I think of that” speech is soooo appropriate here!! :)

    LOVE IT!!

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  4. Melissa
    July 7, 2010 at 10:43 pm (4 years ago)

    I love those little flags on the cupcakes. They are such great little detail to add to your festivities.

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  5. Melanie
    July 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm (4 years ago)

    Aww, sweetie! That is just perfect. Maybe you can do something similar for Labor Day, too?

    Melanie at shareholidays

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  6. Katie Meyers / Meyers Styles
    July 3, 2013 at 10:42 am (1 year ago)

    Love these ideas, Tori! Especially layering them on the plates for a simple, yet festive addition to the table! I’ve got more ribbon around my house than I care to admit so will definitely borrow this idea! Enjoy your 4th.

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