Your house’s front porch is the first impression and mood setter for your home, so you better make sure it is V on point this Independence Day. To make Uncle Sam proud, you’ll want to bring in some seriously festive Fourth of July party vibes without looking too kitschy. Believe it or not, with a few cool and colorful decorations, you’ll be able to rep the good ol’ red, white and blue and have your porch scream “Murica!” for the 4th. These creative ways to upgrade your porch below include ombre mason jar candle holders, shiny metallic bunting banners and much more. Happy decorating!

1. DIY Glitter Candles: A little glitter goes a long way for virtually any craft. It’s no exception when it comes to making these DIY candles. Step up your porch’s *glam* decor game with these modern glittery candles that you can whip up in no time. (via A Pumpkin and a Princess)

summer wreath

2. DIY Summer Wreath: This DIY summer wreath has got it all. “All” meaning bright colors, candy, florals and even metallic detailing. If there’s one wreath you should rock on your front door all summer long, this is it. (via A Kailo Chic Life)

foil bunting

3. DIY Foiled Bunting Banners: Spruce up your porch with good ol’ bunting banners for a timeless twist on patriotism. A little foil in these sparkly and shiny modern essentials is exactly what your porch needs this Fourth of July. (via Damask Love)

ombre mason jar

4. DIY Ombre Mason Jar Candle Holders: Set the mood in style with these ombre mason jar candle holders. To complete the star spangled banner look, create ombre jars with red stripes, blue stars and a solid or ombre white. All it takes to make these awesome candle holders is spray paint, masking tape and star stickers. (via Brit + Co)

fourth of july pillow

5. DIY Pom Pom Flag Pillow: This cozy-lookin’ pom pom pillow is sure to make a cute addition to your porch chair. For a more precise finish, jot out the pattern you’d like with a pencil (as opposed to eyeballing it) before gluing on the pom poms. (via The Craft Patch)

tissue paper fan

6. DIY Tissue Paper Fans: Turn your porch into a whimsical display featuring these lovely fans made from red, white and blue tissue paper. To take this DIY to the next level, experiment by combining two fans to create a tissue paper medallion. (via Martha Stewart)

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7. DIY Patriotic Medallions: Brighten up the back of your porch chair(s) with this eye-catching medallion DIY. You can even hang one on your front door as a quick-and-simple patriotic wreath. (via A Night Owl)


8. DIY Red, White + Blue Vases and Lanterns: Upcycle old paint cans with a few cans of spray paint. Choose from three of these unique designs or try them all. A patriotic gradient, a set of stripes and a drilled star on a painted red can will keep your look feeling complete. (via Lowes)


9. DIY Stars and Stripes Pennant: Pennants are a great way to show off your love for a certain team. In this case, it’s team USA (woo hoo!!) Hang them as-is, string them on a garland or secure them onto sticks — the possibilities are endless! (via Fair Goods)


10. DIY American Flag Weaving: Time to get your weaving skills on with this DIY. Don’t worry — once you get the hang of it, it’s easier to make than it seems. Like any weaving project, this could take a while, so get started on it ASAP to have it ready for your porch by the 4th. (via The House That Lars Built)

fourth of july wreath

11. DIY Fourth of July Ombre Wreath: There’s no mistaking this rag wreath as shabby with its super chic ombre design. To really nail the modern look, stick to a thinner style wreath. (via Tell Love and Party)


12. DIY Pineapple Sparkler Centerpieces: You’re never too old for sparklers! Turn the Fourth of July party staple into a decorative porch display using pineapples and spray paint. Once your painted fruits are dry, stick the handle of the sparklers into the soft fruit and light ’em up at dusk! (via Freutcake)

pom pom mobile

13. DIY Mini Firework Pom Pom Mobile: Create this dreamy fireworks-inspired pom pom mobile using metallic pipe cleaners, clear nylon string and metal hoops. If you’re worried about the forecast calling for windy days, stick to a simple halo made of pom poms, or bring your mobile indoors. (via The Merrythought)

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