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After Christmas, the 4th of July is my absolute favorite time of the year! I love the patriotism of the holiday and I love remembering about our country the things that many people forget. As a military family, the 4th of July has a special place in our hearts. Remembering the sacrifices that were made by the soldiers and their families years ago and the Independence that they gained for future generations is so very important.
While Christmas is defined by it’s red and green colors, the 4th of July is defined by the colors of the American flag – red, white, and blue. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile you’ll know I love anything red, white, and blue – whether it be food or home decor. I especially love the Americana look and would love to eventually incorporate it into my home more in future years.
This year, I received a gorgeous Alpine White Christmas Tree from TreeClassics.com to decorate for the 4th of July. I tend to be quite OCD about our Christmas trees and how they look, so I absolutely love how full this tree is. At 7 1/2 feet tall this multi-colored tree is just beautiful in our living room. I am excited to use it for years to come for 4th of July celebrations and to make our home have that patriotic feel.
Less is More: How to Decorate Your 4th of July Tree
I’ve always believed that less is more, especially when it comes to decorating and home decor. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money getting decorations for the tree, and I knew I probable already had a few things I could use. Here is everything I used:
- White Tree
- Patriotic Bows
- Red and Blue Christmas Ball Ornaments
- Blue Star Garland
- Large Patriotic bow
- Patriotic Banner
- Himmeli Stars
- Tree Skirt
Once the tree was set up and perfect, I put on the blue star garland that found at The Dollar Tree. It’s simple and thin, but is a beautiful contrast woven around the tree. Next, I placed red and blue Christmas ball ornaments on and around the tree for another pop of color. We use these ornaments at Christmas so I already had them in storage and did not need to buy any.
Using a banner I found in the dollar section at Target, I cut the twine that came with it and used it to hang each cardboard piece as an ornament instead of a banner. There were stars and and striped red triangles and they were simple and pretty enough to work as ornaments for the tree.
Next, I placed the patriotic bows on top of the branches where I thought they would look best. I didn’t fasten them on until I thought each one was spaced apart perfectly. I was able to find these at The Dollar Tree for the price of two for $1.00. What a bargain! I also placed the large patriotic bow (found at Hobby Lobby) at the top of the tree. It was finally coming together!
Last, but not least, I put twine through these beautiful red, white, and blue himmeli stars I found at Hobby Lobby. These really were the finishing touch for the tree and helped create a more Americana feel. After decorating we placed our beautiful blue and white tree skirt around the tree. It matched perfectly with our theme and it was nice that it was something we already had.
Total Spent: $26.99
If you’re looking to get a white Christmas tree, there are a few options from Tree Classics.com you definitely need to consider!
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