DIY : Be Patriotic & Celebrate Summer Holidays with Americana Decor in Your Landscaping
Show off the Red White and Blue
Show your pride in America with a patriotic display outside for everyone to see. There are 3 patriotic holidays from May through Sept.
Starting with Memorial Day in may, then Independence Day on July 4th and wrapping up the patriotic holidays with Labor Day in September.
That means you have 3 opportunities to display your Red White and Blue!
If you happen to be a collector of Americana decor then you can easily make the transition from indoors to outside. The photo on the right is a collection of Americana items that are normally used in a room that has lots of antiques and Americana accessories. I decided to bring it outside for the July 4th date and display it under a tree in my front yard.
The display is started with a red wrought iron chair as the support. Then it is covered with an Americana throw, with a handcrafted start, an American sign, a bowl turned sideways, stacking boxes, and Raggedy Ann dolls.
A display like this is not weatherproof so make sure that you pay attention to the forecast before you move it out in an unprotected area. But this would also be perfect for a porch, patio or deck.
Add some historic touches
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Of course the American decor items that you display outside can be items that are normally used outdoors such as American flags.
Why not mix it up a bit and do something different this year? With so many holidays to use the decorations, if you choose to you can make your display look different each time.
Some Suggestions include add some flowers to your landscape that are in the patriotic colors of red white and blue such as the photo shows. Petunias were used for this garden.
But go a step farther and add a touch of history to the mix with something old, such as a birdhouse made from antique barnwood. Signs with "I love the USA" or " Americana" painted on barnwood are perfect too.
Use patriotic planters as containers and create arrangements that grow more beautiful as the holidays progress. Put a small American flag in a container plant to bring attention to it.
Use colored pots in red, white and blue combined together in a collection of various sizes and styles filled with flowers in the same color scheme, such as in a blue pot, place white flowers, red pot use blue flowers, and in a white pot plant red flowers.
Throw in a Scrappy SIgn Sign hanging from a shepherds hook placed in a planter, painted in the same color scheme with something patriotic painted on it and you have a very charming country display.
You can even buy terra cot pots and paint them the colors yourself for that added crafty touch. Make the colors old blue, old red, antique white for more of a country style and looks aged.
Hang a wreath on the door. Do something different than just a round floral wreath. Get a grapevine wreath and add decorations to it yourself. Add red berries, a birds nest with a red or blue bird, some white flowers would show up good and make it a custom door decoration you will be proud to display.
Rearrange the look for each holiday and have fun with it. Take photos to save and share to remember how it looks so you will know what you want to change or add to your Americana Decor for the next time you use it.
Start planning is now, if you are going to use flowers they need to get started so they will be beautiful for the holidays.
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Tell us what you have done before, or plan on doing this year for your summer holiday decorations. Share your comments or thoughts below. I hope this article has been useful and inspiring to get you started.