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Create a 4th of July Light Show for Your Porch, Patio & Yard

Create a 4th of July Light Show for Your Porch, Patio & Yard

Three cheers for red, white and blue lightsstar lightsrope lights, flags, wreaths and more! When it comes to 4th of July decorations, there are many ways to use patriotic outdoor decor to brighten your festivities. Hang them from your porch eaves, weave them through a patio pergola or line a pathway. Combine and layer your 4th of July lights for a sparkler of a celebration.

Here are some decorating ideas for the 4th of July to create a patriotic outdoor display that will really pop!

Light the (Walk)Way

red, white & blue star pathway marker stake lights    

Line your walkway with red, white and blue star path lights to direct your guests to the festivities. At 24-inches tall, they’ll stand out during the day and really shine at night. Or create an avenue of flags with a few strings of  American flag pathway markers.


red, white & blue star window silhouette    patriotic flag string lights

Make every window a star with a red, white and blue star silhouette light. Complete the effect with strings of red, white and blue 4th of July LED lights, or show your spirit with patriotic flag lights.

  Front Porch

21" red, white & blue 4th of July wreath    red, white & blue silk rose wreath

Switch out your floral summer door wreath for some patriotic 4th of July decor. A pinwheel wreath of red, white and blue stars or a red, white and blue silk rose wreath makes a real statement on your front door.

red, white & blue American flag net lights

For additional impact, twist mini lights or red, white and blue chain garland lights around porch rails and posts or drape a mini-net American flag across a bush or over a porch rail. 

Patio, Pergola & Yard

Make your yard and patio the focal point of your 4th of July celebration with layers of light.

Place tealight candles on each table, using a mix of red, blue and white or clear votive holders. Group various sized votives or white candle holders for greater impact. Note: For safety, use battery-operated flameless votive candles or pillar candles.

Dispel the shadows and light up the perimeter with garden lanterns. To make your own 4th of July lanterns, fill mason jars with micro star fairy lights.

4th of July star string lights

Loop mini string lights or Fourth of July star lights along fences. Twine them up tree trunks and dangle them from branches, awnings and pergolas to create a canopy of light overhead. Under a covered area, use American flag paper lanterns to add a special glow to your 4th of July.

There’s no doubt that lighting adds an extra dimension to backyard entertaining and that there are styles to meet every budget and taste. The wide variety of 4th of July light up decorations available let us take our lightscapes a step further and really illuminate our Independence Day celebrations!

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