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Do It Yourself Independence Day Designs

Feeling a little red, white and blue?

Themed decorations can be easily incorporated in a space, and a little visual motivation usually sparks ideas that don’t require a big time price tag.

Sometimes adding specific elements to a room can be as easy as doing a home based treasure hunt to find objects you already have in the desired color palette. Or it can be as simple as upcycling finds in the recycling, or even breaking out the colored duct tape.

Below are a few resourceful ideas and various designs for integrating a little Fourth of July flair.

Simple projects revolved around the recycling bin are a free activity in the making. Paper, tin cans and leftover objects are perfect for themed decorating. After the holiday they can always be stored until you want to break out your independent side or placed back into the recycling.

Turn bottles and cans into star centerpieces in minutes. Print out free clip art onto paper and tape or glue to a container for an instant accessory that can hold or display tons of items.

Do It Yourself Independence Day Designs

Image source: marthastewart.com/271266/can-do-cans?search_key=red%20white%20and%20blue%20clip%20art

For Fourth of July inspired printable clip art check out Martha Stewart’s selections of labels, pennants and fun bike art.

Have tape? Will design.

Perfect for impromptu flag displaying, colorful tape stripped to a display board, frame, cardboard or cereal box can be made into any country’s flag.

Do It Yourself Independence Day Designs

Image source: http://www.52mantels.com/2012/05/easy-patriotic-artusing-washi-tape.html

Do It Yourself Independence Day Designs

Image source: craftsncoffee.com/2013/06/13/patriotic-flag-crafts-diy-a-duct-tape-flag

Here is another idea for a vintage flag that is a good way to use up fabric remnants:

Do It Yourself Independence Day Designs

Image source: craftsncoffee.com/2013/06/11/patriotic-flag-crafts-make-a-vintage-ruffled-flag

If displaying a flag, remember to be respectful of proper flag etiquette and how to correctly fold a flag. Check for specifics on each different flag as procedures may vary accordingly.

Want to do more than just add a few decorations?

Entire rooms can get the look by grouping like colored items throughout. Also, red, white and blue doesn’t have to be so, well, red, white and blue. You don’t always have to have a stars and stripes parade to work the colors in.

These rooms add the colors in a refreshing way:

Do It Yourself Independence Day Designs

Image source: decoratingfiles.com/2013/05/decorating-with-color-red-white-blue

Do It Yourself Independence Day Designs

Image source: decoratingfiles.com/2013/05/decorating-with-color-red-white-blue

Need more room inspiration?

To keep the eyes busy, houzz has around 40,000 red white and blue roomscape photos.

Don’t save the fun for inside, bring it outdoors, too. Empty that forgotten about paper shredder, then cut the strips into bits for filling up balloons. Great for little ones that won’t be up for late night fireworks displays, balloon fireworks are a temporary but delightful design.

Do It Yourself Independence Day Designs

Image source: marthastewart.com/269413/balloon-fireworks

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