Cheap or Free Fourth of July Decorations

So you want to celebrate Independence Day with a little red, white and blue, but you don’t to spend much green? That is perfectly OK. There are plenty of places to get decorations that will show your patriotic side without having to spend much money or any money at all.

Print Off Flags

Did you know there are a bunch of websites that help you to print flags off your home printer? is one of those sites. After seeing a flag shortage after 9/11 the site began to offer printable flags. You can choose between several designs and sizes. If you want a jumbo flag you can print one out using multiple sheets of standard printer paper.

DIY Decorations

Feeling a little crafty? If the emphasis is on “little,” get some help from Twig and Thistle. They’ve got well-designed 4th of July templates to help you make matchbook covers, sparkler cards and straw flags to spice up your backyard party. The templates are free, but you’ll have to buy a few of the supplies.

Shop Sales

Head to your local craft store like Hobby Lobby for deep discounts on 4th of July decorations. Michaels also has several patriotic project ideas ranging from a 4th of July windsock to all-star patriotic cupcakes. Register to receive Michaels’ emails and you’ll get a 50% off coupon.

Use Fabric

Fabric can be an affordable way to add color to a party without spending much money. Get some assistance from Martha Stewart and create some star medallions to help decorate your backyard. You’ll be seeing fireworks long before the sun goes down.

One Response to “Cheap or Free Fourth of July Decorations”

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  1. Cam McGary says:

    I am looking for patriotic stars on a stick to put in a ivy bowl centerpiece

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