Pride, Patriotism, and Front Porch AppealContrary to some, patriotic porches have not gone out of style. In fact, Mary and I know front porches love 4th of July decorations, Memorial Day salutes, Flag Day decor, and any other occasion on which you can showcase the good ol' red, white, and blue.
From flying Old Glory to showcasing your home with buntings, ribbons, artwork, figurines, and more, you can not only show pride in your country but also create an aesthetically pleasing array of colors.
Use our Patriotic Porch Directory to explore a myriad of ways you can create a most patriotic porch for any occasion.
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Red, White and Blue Bandana Pillows
We used $1 bandannas from the dollar store to make red, white and blue pillow toppers
Video: Easy Bandana Pillows
I show you how easy it is to make these cute pillow coversA quick and simple way to make patriotic pillows for your porch is to use red, white and blue bandannas from your dollar store. Instead of making the entire pillow, I just made pillow toppers over an existing pillow.
You just need one bandana for each pillow
I simply wrapped each pillow in a bandana and pinned the bandana to the back. I put the bandannas on the pillows diagonally because it's easier to fasten the 4 points on the back this way.
Don't worry if a little bit of the pillow underneath shows on the corners. Just makes for a more fun pillow.
I turned the pillow over to show you how I fastened the bandana with 4 safety pins. So simple. In fact, I think that I might start making my pillow toppers to go on this way from now on - diagonally. That way they can fasten on the back instead of the front.
Showing off our patriotic pillows on our front porch
Another view of our porch with the azaleas blooming for the first time
Have you seen our spring songbird pillow toppers?
More Porches Decorated in Red, White and Blue
Enjoy our photo collection of patriotic porches that are sure to inspire you and hopefully, give you ideas you can use on your own front porch.
Local patriotic porch contest winner in McKinney, Texas
Front porch bench with patriotic colors and red, white, and blue lanternsYou can find lanterns and other like objects at Hobby Lobby, Ross's, Jo Ann's, etc., for minimal costs (especially on sale) and paint them patriotic colors. See Dave's tip below regarding an easy way to repaint items.
We really have enjoyed our own Americana style decorating for the 4th of July. We designed these burlap banners for our porch columns and they were quick and easy to make.
Do you want to make some banners for your porch?
With thanks to one of our readers, Lily, for sharing her porch with us. She spray painted the baskets and tiled the cement bench. Pretty, aren't they? Such beautiful sunshine streaming through the American flag.
We like the nostalgic looking banners across the railings - reminds of the way front porches were decorated at the turn of the 19th century.
Buntings are an easy way in which to decorate for any patriotic holiday, remembrance, or celebration. Remember; however, to put the blue color on top!
Decorate hanging baskets and potted plants
Don't' forget to decorate your porch railings - ribbons, flags, and garland
Create a patriotic scene on your porch - adds a bit of frivolity to the occasion
Patriotic ribbons, flower arrangements, and wreath on front porch
Lovely decorated front porch with colorful hanging stars
Videos: 4th Of July Decorated Porches
Patriotic Porches from Westhaven (Franklin, TN)
Patriotic Porches from Tucker Hill (McKinney, TX)
Enjoy More Pictures of Patriotic Front Porches
Patriotic porches submitted by our readers
Decorate Your Front Porch on These Patriotic Holidays
This is Patriotism: Flag Day in the USA
Photo courtesy of Cameron MorrisOur grandson, Cam, took the photo above of these beautiful USA flags flying proudly on Flag Day.
Thanks to Sandra Benham Bruce for sharing her patriotic porch with us. We also love her porch swing and that water pump.
Dave's Painting TipPainting metal objects can sometimes be challenging, especially if they have been already painted once. We like to use Zinsser®, a paint product available at your local home building supply store.
Apply a coat of Zinsser®, let dry, and then paint over it with a color of your choice. Zinsser® notonly adheres to almost any surface, but also allows other paints to stick to it with ease.
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