Monday, July 2, 2012

Patriotic Porch for the 4th!



I finally finished decorating my front porch!  I didn’t want to fix it too early because we live on a gravel road and I wanted it to still look good for the barbeque.  When I did start working on it, I ran out of bows and then nobody had anymore!


I was planning on trying to find some reasonable priced bunting but I found two flat sheets at Goodwill for $1.99 each.  And they were red, white and blue stripes!


I started by folding each sheet evenly into three equal sections and cut them to make 3 panels.


I purchased the large bows at the Dollar Tree.  I used jute string to gather the material and attach it to my porch railing.  After I started, I realized that I would have to have more drapes. Are you following me?  I hope I’m making sense.  I wanted to put a bow where the drape met the porch but I didn’t haven’t enough.  I went to town yesterday and the Dollar Trees were out.  I checked Hobby Lobby for some ribbon to make some and they were OUT!  So I went back to the Dollar Tree and bought the pinwheels.


Hunter hung a flag outside the window upstairs.


My mesh wreath is on the front door.


A view to the left….


and a view to the right.


A close up of the bow…


and a close up of the pinwheel. So, for $15 I have my front porch decorated!  Now, I have to get busy, I still have more to do before the 4th.  Time is running out!

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  1. Love it! Especially the idea of using sheets.

    Hope you and yours have a safe and happy 4th!!

  2. Very unique idea with the sheets and I love how the pinwheels look. Happy 4th!

    Robin Flies South

  3. I love your porch and I've been waiting to see it decorated for the 4Th and it looks wonderful Tammy! Have a very nice holiday!

  4. You have a lovely patriotic display. Your porch looks quite special. Just a reminder that when the American flag is displayed on a wall (as yours is), the blue should be in the upper left-hand corner (as seen by the observer).


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