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Front Porch Appeal
Celebrate the 4th of July on Your Porch
With Our Ideas Issue!

Issue #67 June 2015
June - means summer fun, pool time, and of course, preparing to celebrate the 4th of July with sparklers, fireworks, picnics, and a mosquito or two. The 4th is just a few weeks away and now is the perfect time to start decorating for this special holiday.

It is a fun time to make red, white, and blue decorations for your porch and the kids or grand kids can help. Perhaps you are planning a family get-together or just relaxing on your porch to watch the day's festivities unfold. No matter, decorating your porch can be easy and relatively inexpensive too.

collage of front porches decorated for the 4th of July
Splendidly Decorated For The 4th Of July





4th of July Porch Decorating Projects

Mary and I found these neat 4th of July decorating ideas on our travels and wanted to share them with you.

front porch decorated with red, white, and blue bows for the 4th of july
A few red, white, and blue bows and flags in planters for a festive look!




front porch bannister with 4th of July garland
Decorate your hand rail with patriotic garland




front porch 4th of July deco mesh wreath
Decorate your front door with a 4th of July deco mesh wreath




4th of July star decorations on front porch
Hang stars from your porch ceiling or beam




front porch columns with americana flag banners
4th of July flag banners on porch columns
See how easy they are to make!




patriotic American flag on front door for 4th of July
Americana Flag
Make this from scrap wood - it's quick and easy.
You can make this flag too!




Americana style 4th of July homemade firecracker decorations
Homemade Firecracker Decorations on Our Front Porch
Our firecrackers can be made quite easily with Americana burlap or traditional red, white, and blue fabrics for indoors or out!




Americana style 4th of July homemade firecracker decorations
4th of July Porch Table Decorations
Courtesy of Between Naps On The Porch




4th of July Porch Parade

We thought we'd create our own 4th of July Porch Parade to give you ideas for decorating this year. Porch's love the 4th of July!

4th of july decorated front porch with hanging baskets
Love the hanging baskets and flags



front porch decorated in red, white, and blue for the 4th of july
American Pride



front porch uniquely decorated for the 4th of july
Inviting Americana 4th of July array



two story home decorated for the 4th of july
4th of July Elegance


Video: Red, White and Blue Bandana Pillows

Video: Red, White and Blue Bandana Pillows







Dawn's Cabin Porch in Red, White and Blue

We thought we'd share Dawn's 4th of July country porch. Dawn is the author of Creative Cain Cabin and you can see more of her patriotic porch in our 4th of July page here.

Dawn's 4th of July porch decorations at her cabin




We have lots more 4th of July decorating ideas for you so be sure to take a few minutes and discover the possibilities!



Looking for more 4th of July craft ideas? We have plenty of those too!



PorchFest Time

Porchfests are fun family events and are held in neighborhoods across the country each year. Singers and musicians play on porches in specific neighborhoods.

collage of porchfests


If you are in the area be sure to check one out. Here are a few happening soon and you can learn more about porchfests and get links to specific porchfests on our site.

Upcoming Porchfest Events

  • Napa Valley, California; Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 1:00 - 6:00 pm


  • Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts; Saturday, July 11th (12-6 p.m.)


  • Larchmere, Cleveland, Ohio; Saturday June 20th


  • The Old Town section of Erie, Pennsylvania; Saturday, July 25th


  • Westhaven Community in Franklin, Tennessee; June 20th, 4-7 p.m. Concert to follow!


Summer Porch Fun!

Mary and I will have a summer porch parade beginning in July. You could win a free water color portrait of your home by renowned water color artist Leisa Collins!

Details to follow soon! In the meanwhile, stop by to see a sampling of Leisa's art and how you might have your own custom house portrait.

watercolor portrait by leisa collins

A gift that would be greatly appreciate: A Leisa Collins Watercolor House Portrait




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Life is short. Enjoy your porch.





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