Displaying the Flag Tastefully


Using fireworks and flags for tasteful 4th of July decorations.

No one wants to have tacky associated with their 4th of July holiday decor, unless it is in reference to the tacks that may be used to hang them up.

That is why it is important to know tasteful ways of using flags and fireworks. The American flag is a visual reminder of what our country means. It is a work of art that is allowed to grace our eyes with its beauty. That is why it is a great way to be a part of your decorations for your 4th of July get-together.

With this in mind, it is a good idea to remember that there should be some reverence for the actual flags themselves. In order to be tasteful with the American flag, there is nothing more appealing than an American flag flying masterfully in the front yard. However, damaging an American flag for decorations is not tasteful.

There are plenty of other flag designed decorations that can be used to bring out the enthusiasm of the holiday. Here are some great ideas.


This site has several crocheted and knitted items that will create a tasteful decor.

It is fun to use smaller American flags as table decor, on walkways, and much more. However, too much of a good thing is no longer a good thing. So keep it to a few flags in each area. There are great little flags that can be placed in flower arrangements for centerpieces also.

There is also a fun idea that let’s other people at your party be part of creating their own part of the decorations. The idea takes a little work from you in the beginning, but it will create fun for many at the event. These are the instructions to a small quilt that everyone can be a part of.

Start by cutting out 3×3 or 4×4 sections of material that is red, white and blue. You will need enough pieces that it will make the size of quilt you want. This can be large or small.

Then take a little time to sew these pieces together in the design of the American Flag. After that is done, you will want to get a piece of material to go on the back of the pieced together flag. Then when it is sewn together, you can set this out for a quilt-tying set with several chairs around the quilt. Then cut up several pieces of yarn, about 3 inches long. Now everyone who wants to can take a few minutes and tie an area of the quilt him or herself. As one section finishes, roll the quilt in a little further, and let the next person join in. You’re going to end up with a less than perfect quilt, however it will have tons of love and fun in it. In addition to the fun it will make an awesome flag decoration.

Fireworks are another great way to create a festive feeling for your 4th of July holiday. This can be anything from beautiful to useful. Here are some fun ideas to try out that are tasteful and interesting.

Try a sand bucket filled with sand, and put some sparklers in it. When night is approaching and it is getting dark, your company can use the sparklers to light up and have fun with, and then dispose of the sparklers in the sand.

Here is another idea for a firecracker decoration. It is easy enough to complete and will be fun for the family. http://www.kidsdomain.com/craft/firecracker.html

Use the larger firework showers to create the centerpiece for your table. Then as the night approaches you can use those showers to create a fun and entertaining evening.

Along walkways you can use the taller fireworks to create a pathway to the area of choice. You can also make it a combination of fireworks and flags for the walkway.

These ideas should make using fireworks and flags tasteful for the 4th of July. Using your imagination and skill will make it fun. Happy 4th of July!