I love holidays! Like every single holiday. I love celebrating and decorating for every one of them. But I really, really love celebrating the Fourth of July. The patriotism, the love that is shown for our country, and the gratitude I feel for living here in the United States and the freedoms we enjoy/
All year long I seriously dream about the Fourth of July food table display, the desserts, the meat, the sides..you get it. But I also love bringing the decor into my home to help my family have a bit of that patriotic spirit. I don’t go all out on decor, I’m more a minimalist when it comes to adding holiday decor in my home. I like to keep it pretty simple but enough to make a statement. Today I’m sharing super last minute ideas to make your home feel a little festive.
First is my favorite bit of decor that I have on my front porch, this cute little pillow display. It took me a few years to find ( and save for) this bench from Potterybarn. In fact, this whole pillow collection is from Potterybarn. They have great outdoor pillows that keep so nicely. I buy them a little at a time, wait for a sale and build up my collection. It makes my heart super happy to have just this small display.
Inside my home I have a console table where I switch out decor for every holiday. This frame is from Ikea. Love their frames and the price! So I’m super particular about my subway art printables. I had a different one last year but I noticed this one this year and felt like it went better with my table display. I switch out my subway art for every holiday and birthday in my home. I think it’s a fun little way to add holiday spirit in our home.
Next to the subway art is my gumball display – which I also change out the colors for every holiday. This year I wanted to get creative and do a few different designs. I had the thought for the taller apothecary jar first and just randomly came up with the flag idea. Though I could make the exact flag, I thought this was close enough and cute enough. Then I went crazy and thought of the star one, then a simple diagonal one adding the silver in the mix. Here is a more detailed picture below.
Now, I’d love to give you exact gumball counts and amounts, but I’m thinking everyone might have a different jar than I do. So, if you would like to duplicate this, here are a few pointers. Make sure your jar is perfectly round from the bottom to the top. Your gumballs won’t fit quite right if it’s not. I laid out the star design on my floor before putting it in the jar to make sure it looked right. I knew I wanted equal amounts of blue and red rows and as you can see, there are three rows of each color (with the exception of the top filler row). It looks like it would be complicated but it was super easy. I would recommend playing around with your jar size and lay it out on a flat surface first.
The flag was pretty basic, I did alternating stripes and then did two blue gumballs to one white gumball just to give the right look for the stars. The smaller apothecary jar is super difficult to create designs in but I knew the diagonal stripes would work fairly easy.
Now where to find gumballs? I am so happy to say that if you have a Super Target close to you, for about a year now they’ve had a lane devoted to decor included gumballs ina variety of colors. They also have paper straws and everything you need for your parties. You can also find gumballs at party supply stores or online.
My console table sits in my family room underneath a display of family pictures. I felt like it was the perfect space to switch out for every season. I hope you’ve been able to get some inspiration and ideas to add to your holiday.
Follow my Pinterest board for more ideas and look for more ideas for the holidays in the coming months! Happy Fourth of July!