A couple of years ago I scored an antique American Flag on eBay. Ever since it has hung proudly in my home, both a testament to my love for all things vintage and my American pride. With the 4th officially knocking on our door, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ways to boast a little love for the stars and stripes. Whether it be as a part of your decor or making waves as a pie too pretty to eat, here are 10 fabulous ideas for showing off Old Glory! (And for more ideas for ringing in Independence Day, check out these July 4th printables!)
Stars & Stripes Paint Chip Garland 1 of 10I love this awesome stars and stripes garland, made from paint chips! It's a modern way to boast a little patriotic spirit.
Get the details at A Bit of Sunshine.
American Pie 2 of 10Nothing is as American as apple pie, or so they say. Except for maybe this cherry and blueberry pie boasting a little love for Old Glory!
Get the recipe at Woman's Day.
Fence Swag 3 of 10A white picket fence all decked out in flag-festooned swag? There's nothing not to love!
Get the how-to at Martha Stewart.
All Striped Out 4 of 10Add a dash of July 4th spirit by decking out your wardrobe in red, white and blue ... and a big dose of preppy stripes!
Photo from Pink Peonies.
Flag Cake 5 of 10Have you ever seen anything as cute as this flag cake? Make sure to top yours with sparklers for the ultimate celebration!
Get the recipe at The Secret Life of a Chef's Wife.
Stars & Stripes Wall Decor 6 of 10This is how I use that vintage flag of mine — as a gorgeous piece of wall art!
Photo from Nestegg.
DIY Flag Shorts 7 of 10The 80s called and guess what? Flag shorts are totally back! Make your own using paint and tape!
Get the how-to at Ascot Friday.
Old Glory Tablescape 8 of 10Deck out the picnic table with plastic stars and stripes banners for the ultimate July 4th BBQ!
Get the how-to Better Homes & Gardens.
Flag Hurricane Lanterns 9 of 10Add a splash of red, white and blue to your front walk with these easy hurricane lanterns made from old pickle jars and inexpensive American flags!
Get the how-to at Sweet Something Designs.
American Flag Panckaes 10 of 10OK, perhaps my favorite idea of the bunch — American flag pancakes! They're made using a special pancake press.
Photo and details from Tramplingrose.