I love the 4th of July. I love how fun and low-maintenance it is. You can just put up this free banner, a matching printable, and just like that your done!
Then it’s just cooking the hot dogs and brownies!
Yep, we love the 4th of July. And this free banner will make it that much easier and cooler, if I say so myself. 🙂
But I haven’t always loved the 4th of July.
As a child, I was terrified of the 4th of July. More precisely, I was terrified of fireworks. I remember my dad putting us kids on the back of his old pickup so we could be safe while we watched him light fireworks. But I wanted nothing to do with it. I would cry and then run into the cabin and hide. (Which is pretty hard to do since it was so small. It was more like ducking under the window.)
I thought you might like to see a picture of me during those formative years. You know how they say that necessity is the mother of invention? Like all kids, we loved the water. But we didn’t have running water or a swimming pool or the money to go to a swimming pool. So my parents lined some old tires with plastic, then filled the tires with water. That was our “swimming pool.” Pretty sweet, aye? And the best part was that we each got our own tires. See, I told you my parents were creative problem solvers. And that bathing beauty in pink? Yep, that’s me. The cute boy is my older brother, Dave.
And I am happy to say that I am no longer afraid of fireworks. 🙂 Now the 4th of July is just fun. A big part of that fun for me is the decor.
I wanted to add some banners to my decorating fun this year, so I made a banner to match the printable I made last week. And I gotta say, I love how it turned out!
I tied my flag banners with twine (affiliate link) and ribbon, and alternated the flags, as shown below. But I also think it would be cute tied with tulle. Really, there are so many cute possibilities here.
Now we are ready to party like it’s 1999! Or 1776. Or whatever. The point is, it’s fun.
I hope you get a chance to print and put up this banner. And the matching printable.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think!
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