Decorating for the 4th of July with Christmas Lights

June 24, 2008

The Fourth of July is a great time to celebrate with our friends and family and to remember how the United States came to be the free country it is today. We all have our own ways of celebrating but almost every celebration could be made more fun and amazing by decorating with white, blue, and red colored Christmas-style lights.

If you’ve never thought of using Christmas lights for your Independence Day celebrations, then trek up into the attic or into your garage, pull down the lights and consider some of the ideas below.

Outdoor Decorations

If you’re having an outdoor barbecue, you may rely on sunlight to brighten your day time activities. But you can also use the Christmas lights to brighten up the area after the sun starts sinking. For example, if you have bushes, hedges, or trees in your outdoor area then string these with the lights.

Do you have an outdoor grill or patio set? Run lights along these outdoor items so they stand out in the dusk, adding color and fun to your festivities and making it a little easier to see what you’re doing.

C7 and C9 Christmas tree lights and mini lights also look beautiful when strung around gazebos, outdoor light fixtures, along the bottom of your home’s gutters, and even on your child’s swing set.

If your car, boat, or other vehicle is visible from your party location, you can always string lights along it as well.

Indoor Decorations

While most of our Independence Day festivities our outdoors, if the weather is too hot or too stormy for those barbecues, we can still spruce up our indoor party with the patriotic-themed Christmas lights.

Look around you living room. You could drape lights around your television and along the shelves of your entertainment center. They can also be hung on the walls using simple push pins or tacks that can be removed once the party is over. Just place the pins to create the design you want and lay the lights over them.

If you want to decorate your dining room or kitchen, the lights can be strung around the corner of the table, around the backs of the chairs, or under the bar.

Stair railings are also great because you can weave the lights around them or drape them over the rails depending on the look you want. With the lights off or turned down, the lights look amazing and can be useful in helping your guests find their ways to the next level of the party.

Other Ideas

If you’re not celebrating the Fourth of July with a party or a barbecue but are having any other type of celebration during the Memorial Day to Labor Day season, the lights can also be great decorations. If you have a June or July wedding, for example, the lights make wonderful decorations for your reception or as a way to light the aisle.

Regardless of how you plan to celebrate or where, you’ll be able to find some unique and creative ways to add color, lights, and fun to the event by using patriotic-colored Christmas-style lights.

Shellie

Christmas Light Source

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