Celebrate with Stripes
Get ready for a Fourth of July gathering by giving a plain picnic table a patriotic paint job. Scrub it with deck cleaner, let dry, and prime. Then apply Valspar Duramax satin in Splish Splash (#CI 257), Snowcap White (#CI 202), and Cherry Pickin’ (#CI 221).
Fourth of July Lanterns
These striped solar lanterns (#352374) brighten the festivities, adding color on a sunny afternoon and soft festive light as you watch fireworks explode in the night sky. Just mask off lanterns with tape and spray-paint to create bold stripes of color.
Make it easy for guests to find a seat at the picnic table -- or out in the yard -- by stuffing easy-to-carry canning jars (#113003) with bandana napkins and silverware. The jars double as drinking glasses.
The best Fourth of July decoration is still the U.S. flag. Read up on the etiquette of how to display the flag.
Fly Your Flags
Put Old Glory on a pedestal with this simple centerpiece idea. This holiday decoration made from furniture feet (#64682, #71651) and nine flags will last for many summers to come.