Monday, June 15, 2009

Fourth of July Decorating

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. We always decorate bikes and wagons days in advance of the local parade and come home for a short rest and clean-up before heading off to a close friends house to share Fourth of July treats and watch fireworks from atop a hill.

We now use curling ribbon instead of crepe paper to decorate our bikes since one year it actually poured rain, but crepe paper still always makes me think ... Parade! So, I couldn't resist sharing this fun idea I found in the July issue of BetterHomesandGardens magazine. If you are really industrious you could use this idea to decorate a whole table or make your own parade float out of your red American Flyer wagon!

And of course, you could use the idea in different colors for any and every special occasion! Isn't is amazing what you can do with crepe paper.

(You can click on the photo for more bhg ideas.)


Tina said...

Love crepe paper too. What a great idea.Thanks for sharing.
Tina x

Tiedupmemories said...

So much fun! Great ideas! You need to post pictures of your bikes if you decorate them!!It's such a fun and festive holiday to decorate!