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Welcome to this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy at County Road 407. This month’s 4th of July inspiration is from BH&G one of my favorite sites for porch decor ideas.

So with summer in full gear, we have a group of amazing bloggers to share tips on patriotic porch decor ideas for some summer fun!

Welcome to Everyday Edits. My name is Laura and I live outside the Denver metro area in Colorado.

But first, here is our inspiration from BH&G.

Is that the cutest dog ever! He matches the red, white and blue theme!

I thought it was a stuffed animal when I first saw this photo!


This is why we call it a challenge because my front porch is the size of a bathroom stall at DIA (Denver International Airport).

There is no room to move and I am confined by 3 walls.

Tips to Master a Patriotic Porch for the Summer

So like all of our challenges, we adapt, pivot, and try new ideas.



I started with our wreath and worked my way around the porch. I love a wreath against our front door. The greenery pops and the polka dot monogram is a staple for all of the red and white holidays.

Patriotic Wreath for Summer

It made an appearance on this popular dining room centerpiece.

I had one can of red spray paint to add a little color to the porch. When I heard there was a shortage of spray paint (because of the aluminum cans) I made a few panic purchases of spray paint.

I had these spring green lanterns I found at Ikea a few years ago.

If I spray-painted them red I could use them for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July! I have my eye on these vintage-looking lanterns!

Tips to Master a Patriotic Porch for the 4th of July

My plan was to add one to the front door wreath, but they were just a week bit too heavy.

I added one to our porch bench …

Tips to Master a Patriotic Porch for the 4th of July

And ended up adding the second lantern with plans to add these popular twinkle lights

Our American flag is outside year-round. I just love seeing it blow in the wind behind the wrought iron and windows.

Years ago I bought this little bullfrog at a garage sale.

During Covid, I spray painted his crown a seasonal paint color.

So I added a pop of red to his crown!

I love our monthly Pinterest Challenges and I hope you do too!

Thank you for stopping by today!


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  1. Laura, so cute!!!
    I love Mr. Frog’s red crown!! I didn’t know about the paint shortages… It’s always something, isn’t it? I have actually started finding Sketcher slip on shoes again (Kohl’s) after two years of NONE out there. Hoping Costco and Sam’s will have my blue jeans again, lol! And this has nothing to do with today’s lovely blog hop!! 😉

    I feel the same about our front porch/stoop. There really isn’t room for a beautiful rocker but I was able to squeeze in a small planter stand a couple of years ago and it works for all seasons. Glad you were able to tuck in a small bench and it looks nice with its patriotic pillow and the cute lanterns!! Love the big N, too!

    Happy hopping and happy summer hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  2. So so pretty. The star pillow, the beautiful wreath and the lanterns are all so perfect for a Happy 4th vignette.

  3. Small porches are always a challenge, but you have made the most of yours. Cute idea painting the lanterns and I like the cute star pillow on the bench too.

  4. Laura,
    I’m so glad to see your post. The lanterns are so cute painted and the pillows are perfect.

  5. Your porch looks great! I have those lanterns in red and use them for a lot of holidays/seasons. I haven’t pulled out my patriotic decor. I’m just not feeling it this year.

  6. Your porch looks very festive, Laura! I put out many small American flags all summer long in my porch flower pots from Memorial Day on. Have a very Happy Forth of July!

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