As summer’s most anticipated holiday approaches, families nationwide are debuting their red, white and blue décor and preparing their backyards for a fun and festive Independence Day barbecue. With the big day quickly approaching, it’s not too late to tackle a few affordable do-it-yourself projects that are sure to make your Fourth of July celebration the best on the block.
Follow these tips from Lowe’s to create a budget-friendly backyard bash that will leave a memorable impression with guests all summer long.
Celebrate the red, white and blue
Fly the American flag to show your love for Old Glory and our country. The custom of flying the U.S. flag daily is from sunrise to sunset. If you would like to display it 24 hours a day, illuminate it at night. For more tips on flag etiquette, consult our Lowe’s Creative Ideas article.
Once your American Flag is displayed proudly, transform your backyard scenery to show your patriotism.
Entertain in comfort and style
Guests will naturally congregate on the patio, so create comfortable spaces for entertaining and catching up with friends and family. Update your outdoor furniture to a coordinated, conversation patio set with all-weather wicker materials that are durable enough to withstand the elements and beautiful enough to create a trendy outdoor space.
Prepare for game time
Make the most of your barbecue by hosting a variety of outdoor games. Lowe’s Creative Ideas for Home and Garden magazine has simple game projects that can be easily completed just hours before your party.
For more inspiring ideas and DIY projects, check out Lowe’s Creative Ideas for Home and Garden magazine or download the free app from the iTunes store. Follow Lowe’s on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for other inspiring ideas or to share your project ideas with others.
With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com