Memorial Day DIY Decor

Check out these easy and quick ideas to get those flags a good waving!

1. Let the food do the (decor) talking
Get creative with food presentation this weekend – use red from delicious strawberries or tomatoes, white from creams or breads, and blue from blueberries or m&ms to create edible masterpieces. Warning: This strategy tends to result in distant relatives’ overuse of the phrase, “That looks good enough to eat.” -

2. Spirit Explosion
No fireworks yet, but you can fake it with confetti-filled balloon bombs -- a surefire hit with partygoers young and old. -

3. Table Trim
Your outdoor decorations can double as party favors. Set the table with these adorable napkins. Place a box of sparklers on a basic cloth napkin, then wrap the whole package in a festive ribbon.

4. Painted Denim Bunting
Repurpose an old pair of jeans into sweet Memorial Day bunting to string along your mantel or porch. For this quick craft, you can be precise with stencils, or even freehand the lettering, if you don’t have that kind of patience. -

5. Flag Windchime
There is something peaceful and unique in watching and listening to a windchime swaying in the breeze, just like the American flag. Put those two together and you get a US flag windchime and you can easily make one from craft foam. Let your swaying flag be heard far and wide. -

6. Patriotic Bandana Tablecloth
Perhaps you feel that your home has enough decorations without having to put more on the dinner table, but you still wish to give it a patriotic touch. Placing a patriotic tablecloth will do the trick and if you don’t have one you can easily make it from red, white and blue bandanas. -

7. Edible Flag
What a FUN idea for a photo-backdrop… an edible flag! Made entirely of donuts! -

8. Red-white-and-blue Mason Jar Luminaries
Using tissue paper, you and your children could create these easy DIY jars to help pass the time until the fun begins. Battery-operated votives are recommended over candles when it turns to dusk…and the lights double as individual flag spotlights. Perfect. -

9. Snack Center
Keep guests well fed with an outdoor snack center. Stock dry snacks, chilled beverages, and sweet treats that your guests can grab whenever they're hungry. Dress up the station with linens and flags so it matches the rest of your 4th of July outdoor decorations. -

10. Paper Rolled Wreath
A piece of cardboard and a stack of patriotic-toned paper can become a welcoming Memorial Day wreath in a pinch. This decoration is fun to make, takes just a few minutes, and kids will love participating. -

Free Memorial Day Printables HERE