Homemade 4th of July Decorations

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Show your patriotism with awesome homemade Forth of July decorations.

There is so much that you can do to show how you feel about your country this Fourth of July. There are easy decorations that your family can make, or that you can buy. Here are some awesome ideas to check out.

Idea #1

You have a hot barbeque planned. All your family and friends will be there. It is going to be a hot day. So how about a cool cake? This is easy and fun. Fresh fruit is always a tasty way to create a cake to remember. Here are the simple steps. Then you design it as you want.

Start with a basic white cake. This can be any store brand cake you want. Make this cake in a 13 x 9 inch pan. All you will need is the cake, some water, ½ cup of water, and three eggs. Then once the cake is made, cool it completely. Then remove from pan, and put the cake on a flat sheet, or piece of cardboard covered in tin foil. This creates a nice effect for the colors

After the cake is cooled, it is time to create the background. The best frosting is white butter cream frosting. Butter cream frosting stays stiffer in the heat of the day. However, whip cream frosting tastes better, so it is up to you.

Now it is time for the fruit. The idea here is to create an American Flag on top of the cake using blueberries in the upper left corner and then strawberries and raspberries for the red and white stripes. You can use only strawberries, or only raspberries if you would prefer.

You may not get the right amount of stripes and stars, however you can get the basic idea. This cake is not only a great decoration, but it is great to eat!

Idea #2

Kids love to get into the decorating fun. Here are a couple links that have some great, easy kids decorations. Getting the kids involved will increase their awareness of this important holiday.

These are easy to cut out and hang up.

http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/crafts.html

http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/musamobile.html


Idea #3

This is a decoration idea that is great for both kids and adults alike. This pot creates a fun way to set up your table with the items your guests will need.

http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/mpot.htm

Idea #4

There are many places that you can pick up fun Fourth of July decorations. This can be anything from Wal-Mart, Kmart, Shopko, to Party City. However, if you want the decorations conveniently delivered right to your home, here are a couple places that will do that.

http://www.bulkpartysupplies.com/store/c/4953-Decorations.aspx
http://www.orientaltrading.com/application?origin=page.jsp&namespace=browse&event=catalog&categoryId=377320&tabId=PartyPlanning&BP=8476&Source=Google&cm_mmc=Google-_-Oriental%20Trading%20Party-_-Party-_-party%20supplies

FamilyFun.com has some great decorating ideas. Their flag chair cover is easy to assemble, and will create a patriotic decor that will be long-lasting and enjoyable. http://jas.familyfun.go.com/crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=11263. Check out this link. The instructions are easy to understand and easy to complete.

Better Homes and Gardens also has some great ideas for decorations and cool food.

Here is their link http://www.bhg.com/bhg/story.jsp?storyid=/templatedata/bhg/story/data/1146156362417.xml&catref=SC2010. This food looks like a blast to not only make but also to eat.

Using your own creativity and some of these ideas, you will be able to create the Fourth of July ambiance that will get everyone feeling patriotic. These are only a few homemade Fourth of July decoration ideas. The Internet has so many more ideas. Simply do a search for Fourth of July decorations in Google or other favorite search engine.