Brighten Your Home With DIY Halloween Decorations

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Holidays are fun, festive occasions that bring people together to celebrate, enjoy delicious foods and spend time together. If you are planning to host a Halloween party in your home, or if you simply want to get into the spirit of the holiday, there are some fun do-it-yourself decorations you can try. From painted pumpkins to Halloween bunting, consider some of the following options.

Painted Pumpkins

If you do not have time to carve a pumpkin, or if you just do not feel like dealing with the hassle and mess, why not consider painting pumpkins instead? You can use markers or paints to draw messages, patterns, designs, scary faces and much more. For a chic, vivid modern option, consider spray painting pumpkins a solid color such as black, then draw on them with colorful or silvery markers.

Bows and Banners

Are you thinking about hanging Halloween bunting? There are several ways you can use this material in your DIY decorations. Festive orange and black banners, bows and more can be incorporated as a fun, useful part of a harmonious decorative scheme. Consider adorning your mailbox with bows and homemade fabric ghosts, or hang Halloween banners and eerie spider silhouettes from your bannisters.

Bats and Ghosts

For a quick way to add last-minute flair to your Halloween decorating, why not download printable images of bats, spooky faces, spiders and more? These images can be cut out and used on walls, windows, lampshades and other areas. Cute ghosts made of tissues or pieces of white fabric may be another quick way to upgrade your Halloween décor before a party.

Decorating for a holiday does not necessarily have to be an expensive, difficult experience. Whether you are hosting a party or just enjoying time with your family during the holiday, there are some ways you can create fun, festive DIY decorations. Consider options such as painted pumpkins, Halloween bunting, printable bats, tissue ghosts and more.

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The Best Independence Day Decorations to Show Your Pride

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The 4th of July can be made even more exciting when all of the decorations express how proud you are of the United States. Many people spend a good amount of time planning the details to best cater an Independence Day gathering. The best 4th of July party decorations can incorporate the American Flag in interesting ways. Anyone considering celebrating our great nation’s independence with a party this year can consider using the flag as a centerpiece, on water bottles and even as a napkin ring.

The American Flag makes the perfect centerpiece for a patriotic Independence Day celebration. A host can tuck the flag into a glass vase to make a clear flag display. Then that centerpiece can be put in the middle of a table to create the perfect 4th atmosphere. Alternatively, the host might put food around the display. Then as guests move food away, the display can take center stage and impress party goers.

Another smart decoration tip for Independence Day party hosts: use mini flags to create water bottle sleeves. First, the water bottles need to have their labels removed. Once that is done, the host can glue or simply wrap little flags around the water bottles. Then, even your water bottles will be themed, and help everyone get into the 4th of July spirit a little more easily. To make these 4th of July party decorations even more interesting, hosts can use different flag shaped ribbons. You can consider checking out professional companies like Independence Bunting that have a wide selection on such decorations if you are concerned about finding nice decorations.

Even more upscale decorations exist for hosts with a more refined party in mind. Napkin rings made out of flags can add a splash of patriotism to a meal. First the host needs to wrap the silverware in a napkin. Then, he or she can wrap a mini American flag around the napkin and fasten it with a pin. The guests will be sure to enjoy this fine touch to their meal.

Creative hosts can make 4th of July party decorations out of flags to enhance their 4th of July get together.

Great Ways to Use Banners for Display

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Banners have come a long way from their past, more disposable uses. With printing making leaps and bounds in progress every year, banners have become a long-lasting solution for promotion, celebrations, and decorations, both indoors and outdoors! The evolution of banners has made them colorful, versatile, easy to display and simple to store. Business and holiday banners have more uses now than ever and can bring life to any event, storefront or even your front yard!

Events are one of the most popular situations to use banners. Banners can be printed to suit the event and season to bring the whole event together. They are an inexpensive way to decorate for any occasion and can be used as a part of your yearly birthday, anniversary or holiday parties. Holiday banners and banners for special events come in many shapes and sizes and can even be custom printed for your specific needs.

Thanks to printing done on more durable materials like vinyl, outdoor banners are now a great way to decorate your front door or sidewalk display, especially during special sales or business events. Colorful banners can draw attention to your storefront and serve as an excellent and pain-free advertisement that can be used for a day or all year round.

For organizations and businesses, stand up banners or hanging banners can be a great way to bring traffic to a table at a conference or convention. They are easy to transport and display. You choose between different dimensions available to suit your space and display set up. By using banners, you can get your branding across easily to a passing crowd. With a banner, a memorable, eye-catching display is simple to create.

Promotional and holiday banners are a simple way to decorate your space and add something extra to your storefront or party. Independence Bunting provides premade and custom pull-down banners, fans, flags and more, available online or over the phone.

Patriotic Decoration Ideas

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Are you hoping to festoon your house with patriotic decorations this upcoming Independence Day? If you are searching for fun, attractive and useful décor ideas, there are likely to be a plethora of options at your disposal. Here are just a few of the ways in which you can beautify your home or venue in honor of the holiday season.

Patriotic Flowers

When you plan to decorate your home or party venue, why not consider purchasing simple, lovely bouquets of flowers in holiday-appropriate colors? In some cases, you may even be able to use wildflowers. If red, white and blue flowers are not currently blooming in your area, visit a local flower shop to purchase appropriately colored flowers such as zinnias, roses, lilies, poppies and daisies. Place flowers in vases, or use milk bottles for a rustic look.

Flags and Banners

American flags and banners, such as those provided by online companies like Independence Bunting, are likely to be an intrinsic part of your patriotic decorations. Consider proudly flying Old Glory in your home, or hang flag-patterned bunting in your party location of choice. Even outdoor venues may be brightened and beautified by the addition of festive flags or banners.

Colorful Necessities

If you are trying to decorate your own home, consider using necessities and items you already own to boost your patriotic décor. From red gingham tablecloths to navy hand towels to blue and white china, you may already have many practical items that can be employed in your patriotic decorating this Independence Day. To pull the whole theme together, consider also color-coordinating items such as curtains and throw pillows.

Picking the Perfect Décor

As you prepare for Independence Day, patriotic decorations may be foremost in your mind. To beautifully adorn your home or venue, try placing sprays of red, white and blue flowers in vases or milk bottles. Also, hang flags or banners, and consider practical items you can use to further the patriotic holiday theme.

How to Choose the Right Flag for You

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Choosing a United States national flag to hang outside your home or business may seem simple when you first start looking. You might think that because there’s only one design, you don’t have that many options. However, even a cursory internet search will uncover the fact that there is a variety of outdoor US flags.

Materials

One of the major differences you’ll see between the options is the cloth out of which the flags are made. Independence Bunting offers multiple options including weather resistant nylon and nearly impervious 2-ply poly max. The reason you need quality outdoor US flags is that you’ll be using your flag at least once or twice a year for years to come if you’re a homeowner, and possibly all year round if you own a business or are custodian of a government facility. You’ll need cloth that stands up to the elements.

Craftsmanship

Another option you’ll have is between varying levels of craftsmanship. Independence Bunting sets high standards, so the most basic high quality flags will have sewn stripes and embroidered stars. The dyes and pigments used to color the fabric are durable as well, resisting fade and ensuring that your flag will last longer. There are also budget options available which consist of printed instead of embroidered patterns. Another thing to consider is where the flag is made. After all, shouldn’t your American flag be made in the USA?

Size

The final choice you have to make is deciding what size you need. There is a flag for almost every application, from a gigantic 50 foot by 80 foot flag the same size as a basketball court to any of the more modest sizes of outdoor US flags you might want to hang outside your home on Flag Day or the Fourth of July. Even though it might seem like bigger is always better, it’s important to consider the space you have so that the flag doesn’t touch the ground and is something you can easily manage folding for storage.

Why Bunting Is Great for Decorating

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Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays worldwide. Though it is not officially until almost the end of December, many people begin preparing for it weeks and even months in advance. One of the more festive ways to celebrate the holiday is by decorating. Almost any theme that can be conjured in the imagination is available in almost any material. One versatile material that can be used is bunting, and there is Christmas bunting available.

Offhand, most people only have a general idea of bunting as a material that is used in crafts. However, almost everyone who has ever been to or supported a sporting event may have come in contact with bunting since it is most commonly used in pennants, those triangles that resemble a fabric slice of pizza.

Even though the material is most commonly used in that capacity, it has so many other versatile uses. Bunting is great for decorating almost anywhere. What makes it unique is durability. While it is typically classified as a fabric, it has both weight and stiffness, which makes it ideal for craft projects. It can be used for hanging ornamentation or stand-alone decorations.

Today’s bunting choices include many styles. It can be purchased precut or in spools or bolts that have several different widths available. Multiple colors can be woven into one spool allowing for even more variety. For instance, Christmas bunting can be a combination of red and green.  

Another advantage is that it can be manipulated with ease. It is pliable; it can also be cut into any shape. In addition, it can be printed on or stenciled. It can also be sewn. Finally, it can also be glued with ease with craft glue, a glue gun or even school paste.

When it comes to bunting, the uses are only limited to the imagination. With its versatility and ease of use, Christmas bunting can make decorating extremely easy for the Christmas holiday.

 

3 Tips For Hanging a Home Flag

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A United States flag can send a message of civic engagement, support for troops or simply pride in your home’s exterior. Yet many people don’t know how to select or hang a flag so that it complements your home properly. Here are a few tips you can use as you choose and hang your flag.

Choose the Right Size

A flag can truly accent your lawn – or it can overpower it if it’s simply too big for the property. Whether it’s affixed to your porch or waving proudly from a flagpole, you want to make sure that your flag doesn’t look out of proportion to the home. As a guideline, most residential flags fall between 3’x5’ and 4’x6’. Small business flags, on the other hand, are usually around 5’x8’ or up to 6’x10’.

Pick the right material

If you’ve ever seen a flag torn and ripped by flapping in the wind, then you know the importance of picking the right flag material. Choosing the right material can both protect your investment and ensure you show off the United States flag with the respect it deserves. Will your flag be out in the elements? Try a durable nylon. Consider things like your climate and where your indoor or outdoor United States flag will be posted to make the best choice.

Mind Flag Placement

There are nearly as many ways to display a flag as there are flag materials and sizes. A bracket mounted to the side of the home is typically best for an apartment or, townhouse. For a larger home, make a statement with a flag pole. Flags can also be displayed in a window, but consider whether it can be placed somewhere without being in direct sunlight, which can eventually cause fading.

The choice to display a United States flag is an honorable one. It tells the world that you are proud of the achievements of this nation. Use these tips to ensure flag is displayed with maximum reverence.