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12 Vintage Decorations for the Fourth of July

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“I’m proud to be an American!” Share your pride this Fourth of July with colorful and patriotic decorations. We’ll stick with the traditional red, white, and blue, except these items have a vintage flare! These faded tones and old-fashioned fun are sure to make you fall in love!

1 Vintage Patriotic Canisters

Old cans, jars, and gift packages can be re-wrapped in red, white, and blue paper as a vintage fourth of July centerpiece! Trust me, it really is as simple as wrapping a gift! Fill with silverware, flags, candles, and more. Can’t find scrapbook or wrapping paper in your taste? Don’t overlook the internet, which has a plethora of options that you can print right from your desk!

2 Patriotic Pin Wheels

Goodness, aren’t these just adorable?! Can’t you already imagine little ones blowing these around in the backyard while fireworks sparkle overhead? Instead of making these by yourself, host a little craft party and get those ting hands involved.

3 Vintage American Flag Bunting (from old blue jeans!)

Don’t take that bag of old clothes to GoodWill yet…pick out the blue jeans, cut them up into triangles, and have fun painting stars and stripes on them. Use the seam as a ribbon, and your vintage blue jean American bunting is sure to be a hit in your home this summer!

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Vintage American flag banner

4 Burlap and Button American Flag

Burlap offers such a textured, weathered, old-world charm. But the bright red, white, and blue buttons pop with such personality! Design your own little American flag of mismatched buttons on a swatch of burlap. Frame optional!

5 Burlap Stars and Stripes Pillow

Just like the Burlap and Button American Flag, a burlap pillow with starts and stripes is vintage Americana too! Feel free to express your flag in a nontraditional way – the stars and stripes don’t have to align just right (after all, vintage isn’t always perfect!)

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burlap American flag pillow

6 Patriotic Paper Wreath

Pull out your construction paper for this festive craft. A wreath sets the perfect tone for every holiday, so the Fourth of July is no exception. Simple paper tubes are vintage and colorful, plus an easy DIY craft!

7 Mason Jar with an American Flag

Mason jars are vintage because they remind us of a past day when canning in jars was an essential way to survive. Summer gardening was transformed into mason jars to be stored through the Winter. But wash out your old jars, clear, blue, or milk-colored, and attach a bright flag to the front. Patriotic, vintage, and cute. Don’t forget to add a candle inside for evening ambiance under the fireworks!

8 Printable 4th of July Banner

DIY doesn’t get easier than printing and cutting! This adorable Independence Day banner can be printed from your office, cut-out into triangles and stars, and simply strung with ribbon. Grab your kids to do this fun project together!

9 Vase with Red, White, and Blue Buttons

Goodness, Grandma’s vase will look so nice displayed with bright red, crisp white, and navy blue buttons. Although there are no instructions with this picture, I have a feeling you (or your little ones) could figure out this beautiful design!

10 Fourth of July Vase with Ribbon

Scrapbook paper, fabric, and ribbon come in every possible color combination and pattern. Go to your local craft store and pick out your favorite patriotic ribbons, cute a few strips, and attach to a vase/jar/can/container for the perfect patriotic vase!

11 American Flag Flower Pot

Summer includes fireworks on the Fourth of July, and flowers too! When you’re hosting your annual backyard bash, show your American pride with these festive flower pots. They are sure to put a smile on your friend’s faces!

12 Pallet Wood Red and White Striped Star

Have scrap pallet wood left behind? Follow these instructions to create a star with a striped background. Feel the freedom to use red and white fabric in the back instead of wood. Whichever you decide, it’s sure to look great on your walls in the summer!

How do you show your patriotic pride? What is your favorite way to represent vintage red, white, and blue in your house? How do you incorporate this style into your outdoor areas? I’d love to see how you decorate your home for a night under the fireworks celebrating your freedom and independence!

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