Three cheers for the red, white and blue— the patriotic palette lends a pop to party decor made from upcycled goods.
One of our country’s Founding Fathers—Benjamin Franklin—is known for his quotes about frugality. “Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both,” Franklin wrote—an apt rule of thumb that certainly can be applied when tackling seasonal display makeovers. With that in mind, being thrifty and celebrating the Fourth of July naturally go hand in hand. Take his words to heart and create spectacular decorations with items you find around your home or can purchase inexpensively so you’ll have a bigger budget for celebratory food and drink. Use our easy ideas to convert parade flags, plain dishes, and even old clothing into dynamic decor that will enhance your summer get-togethers.