Feeling Patriotic

I’ve always been proud to be an American and love to celebrate the 4th of July. But this year, I feel a little more so. I definitely appreciate all that those before us have fought so hard to preserve and I feel an ever increasing desire to recognize that. So, I’m sharing with you some incredible finds I have discovered that will help you create your own festive atmosphere to celebrate the birth of our great nation.

Aside from a great big flag hanging outside the house, the next best way to share your love of the holiday is to welcome your guests with a custom door hanger from Etsy shop JandBCustomKrafts. This door hanger is well made and the perfect way to usher in holidays like Memorial Day or the 4th of July. You can choose to have the hanger added or use it as an indoor or outdoor wall hanging. Either way you do it, you will love having one. These also make great gifts! I highly recommend this shop for lots of great decor items, as well as any gathering must-have, the “Mark Your Cup and Drink Up” cup dispenser. This great organizing station will be great for your BBQ’s and parties year round.

Make sure your welcome mat expresses your excitement for the day, too. Check out TheAdoorablePorch for the cutest stars and striped bedecked welcome mat to wipe your feet. You won’t want to stop with just a patriotic one, though. You will want to pick up all the great choices for year round celebrations like Easter, Halloween, and Christmas!

Walk inside your home and let your pride for our country show in the little touches, too. I love this adorable wooden block set from GratefulDecor. Hand painted blocks with the American flag and USA on them are the perfect shelf decor or accent on a tiered tray. So cute!

I love to burn candles year round, so I love these hand-poured star-shaped natural soy candles, layered perfectly with red, white, and blue. You can burn them easily with their five wicks, or enjoy them just how they are, the perfect addition to your holiday decor. Be sure to check out Etsy shop CraftedCandlesbyLisa for this lovely artisan’s various products, including a must-have citronella candle to keep the pesky bugs far away from your 4th of July gatherings.

For decor you can leave up year round, I can’t rave enough about this beautifully crafted piece of art from SnPAccents. This wooden American flag is painstakingly created just for you. Perfect for living spaces, offices, or anywhere you want to show off the beauty of this flag, it will be sure to draw attention to it’s exquisiteness. It is truly stunning!

For entry ways or dining tables, I love adding some flair by putting a table runner up. I love the weight of this starry fabric that adds the perfect touch for 4th of July decor, available in various lengths at Etsy shop SewManyLinens.

To add extra lighting indoors or outdoors, I love these flameless American Flag candles! They are available in a couple of different designs and sizes, so you can pick the one that you love most–or get them all! These are perfect for outdoor gatherings, as they are heatproof and, unlike real candles, will not melt in the sun. You can rest assured that your decor will last all day and night, adding the perfect ambiance for your guests. In fact, they will last much longer than just one day, you can reuse them for years to come! These candles arrived packaged so beautifully from a favorite Etsy shop, KelekaDesigns.

For centerpieces or for more practical purposes, I love these Americana-themed painted mason jars. Perfect for filling with flowers, pinwheels, or even utensils for a party, everyone will be asking where you found these adorable jars. Tell them RedwoodHome!

If you are throwing a 4th of July bash to remember, be sure to check out Sprinkles & Confetti! This online retailer has everything you need to make the setting perfect for your celebration. Whether it be Stars & Stripes Party Fans, snack cups, plates, favor bags…..you name it, they’ve got the perfect solution for your gathering. I love the quality of the items and how amazing everything looks when it comes together.

And because I love to dress up my dog for the holidays, I have to share with you this adorable patriotic collar for pups. Created by CreamCityCraftsMKE, this is the perfect combination of stars and stripes in a very well-made, durable collar. I highly recommend these collars for your dogs and will be picking up a variety of affordable collars for the rest of the year.

*products were received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own*

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