24 Patriotic Themed Ideas for Summer! You’ll love these!
Summer is a great time to get together and celebrate! Many families decorate for July 4th, and also for Memorial Day. I wrote a blog post in 2012 about Decorating with the United States Flag, and I’d love to share some additional ideas with you today. Blogs have come a long way since 2012, and cute ideas are everywhere! I want to reiterate that some people believe that using the American flag as decor is actually unpatriotic, and even tacky, but for the purpose of this post, we’re going with the opinion that everyone who shared these ideas only wants to show love for our country and is in no way being intentionally disrespectful. Thank you for allowing us to have fun with decor, and showing patriotism in our own way! 🙂 Please click on the blue/gray links to be taken to the original source with all the directions and further pictures.
Let’s get started with the red, white, and blue! You’ll see sections for your porch, crafts, clothing, and food.
1. GORGEOUS AND SIMPLE AMERICAN FLAG PORCH DECOR BY HOME STORIES A TO Z
Let’s start with classic decor for your porch – hanging flags is a great way to show patriotism. Simple and gorgeous decor that would be great for the summer months.
2. WHIMSICAL 4TH OF JULY PORCH DECOR BY BHG
The blue swing and shutters are perfect for this 4th of July theme! Now everyone wants to paint their shutters, right? So cute!
3. OUTDOOR 4TH OF JULY TABLESCAPE BY THISTLEWOOD FARM
I love how Karianne used bandannas as placemats and throw pillow covers! She also made an adorable table runner. Go see it all!
4. HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN FLAG BY LANTERN LANE DESIGNS
This rustic American flag is great for your porch! Full tutorial for this project over on Lantern Lane Designs.
5. RED WHITE AND BLUE PILLOWS BY BUSY BEING JENNIFER
Adorable pillow for your porch or your living room! I love the pom pom detail.
6. DIY BALLOON TOPIARY BY HOME STORIES A TO Z
Learn how to make these balloon topiaries for your backyard party!
7. GALVANIZED BUCKET BEVERAGE COOLER BY KNICK OF TIME
I love this barn quilt painted on a galvanized bucket! Find great ideas on how to help age your shiny galvanized bucket. Go check it out!
8. PATRIOTIC BANDANNA WREATH BY COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE
If you haven’t made one of these cute wreaths yet, now is your time! Go see how to make this fun wreath for your summer door.
9. PATRIOTIC TISSUE PAPER SPARKLERS BY SALVAGE SISTER AND MISTER
This is a great way to use up old tissue paper! Really inexpensive, and adorable craft! Kids would love waving these sparklers around the yard.
10. OUTDOOR PATRIOTIC TASSEL GARLAND BY THE SCRAP SHOPPE BLOG
This tassel would make for a great photo prop. So cute!
11. MAKE AN AMERICAN FLAG OUT OF RECYCLED WOOD BY I SHOULD BE MOPPING THE FLOOR
Making a flag with leftover wood is perfect for an outdoor summer project. Full tutorial!
12. MINI BURLAP PATRIOTIC FLAG BY TEEDIDDLYDEE
This flag banner is so cute! Full tutorial for this banner can be found over on TeeDiddlyDee.
13. DIY PATRIOTIC BIKE FLAIR FOR JULY 4TH BY SATSUMA DESIGNS
Decorating bikes for a town parade is a fun tradition for many families!
14. PATRIOTIC PENNANT BANNER BY STUDIO KNIT
Great pattern for anyone who loves to knit. Free pattern and video tutorial included!
15. FREE PRINTABLE TEMPORARY PATRIOTIC TATTOO BY KLEINWORTH & CO
You can print temporary tattoos with your home printer with tattoo paper! Go read all about how to make these temporary tattoos!
16. PATRIOTIC SHIRT PATTERN BY THE SCRAP SHOPPE BLOG
Everyone has a friend that makes vinyl shirts these days! Make some of these cuties with this free pattern.
17. DIY PAINTED SHORTS FOR JULY 4TH BY LE CULTIVATEUR
Great tips for painting a flag on clothing! So cute!
18. AMERICAN FLAG CAKE BY SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS
These American flag cakes have become a classic in the summer. Adorable!
19. RED WHITE AND BLUE PINWHEEL COOKIE RECIPE BY ANN’S ENTITLED LIFE
These cookies are so festive and yummy!
20. AMERICAN FLAG MARSHMALLOW POPS BY MY UNCOMMON SLICE OF SUBURBIA
Perfect 4th of July treat for kids!
21. JULY 4TH APPLE PIE BY THISTLEWOOD FARMS
Perfect July 4th dessert for entertaining!
22. PATRIOTIC CAKE COOKIES FOR JULY 4TH BY TUXEDO CATS AND COFFEE
These cake cookies are great to make ahead of time so you can have fun with your family and guests during July 4th.
23. PATRIOTIC TRAIL MIX RECIPE BY KLEINWORTH & CO
Great snack to have in between meals for July 4th!
24. RED WHITE AND BLUE FRUIT SALAD BY CINCY SHOPPER
Healthier option to have on hand for July 4th entertaining.
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