Are you ready to add a patriotic touch to your home this summer? Say hello to these vibrant and festive 4th of July Christmas tree ideas! For several years I have had a Christmas tree in my entryway all year long, changing it for various holidays and seasons. I’ve had everything from St. Patrick’s day Christmas trees, Valentine’s Day Christmas trees, to summer Christmas tree designs with lemons or currently, a Summer Christmas tree with mushrooms and butterflies. I’ve truly done it all, but this little tabletop 4th of July Christmas tree idea was one of my favorite patriotic decorations. Let me guide you through the process of creating your own stunning 4th of July Christmas tree.
Step 1: Gather Your Patriotic Decor
To get started, you’ll need a tree, whether it’s a Christmas tree or any other type. Personally, I repurposed a small tabletop Christmas tree with a pedestal base and placed it on an entryway table for this design. I love using a pedestal or tabletop Christmas tree for year ’round Christmas trees or other holidays because they are so easy to decorate. You don’t have to buy an entire 6 feet of patriotic decorations to fill your tree. In addition to the tree you will be using, gather any patriotic decorations you already have that is red, white, and blue like flowers. You’ll also need some greenery for filler. If you can find some great patriotic ribbon, that always adds a great touch. I also added wooden stars, American flags, and firecracker ornaments.
Step 2: Prepare Your 4th of July Christmas Tree
If your tree doesn’t have lights already, begin by adding lights to it. I have a favorite Christmas light that I use and recommend. For more information on that, check back soon as I will have them for sale for the Christmas season. For added visual interest, consider incorporating grapevine garland as a frame within your tree. This is one of my best and most favorite tips. This garland acts as a base for arranging your floral pieces and helps them stay in place. Trust me, it’s a game-changer!
Step 3: Assemble Your Tree
Start by placing the largest floral pieces, such as white hydrangeas, evenly around the tree. Next, fill in the spaces with smaller white, blue, and red flowers. To add depth and texture, insert greenery like magnolia leaves and eucalyptus. Don’t forget to add charming 4th of July firecracker ornaments.
Now it’s time to decide how you want to use ribbon. I opted for bow picks throughout the body of the Christmas tree and two large, loopy bows at the top. Too see the details on this easy ribbon technique that you can use to decorate any Christmas tree, check out my post called How To Make A Bow Pick. Although the tree looked great even without ribbon, I used this patriotic red, white and blue ribbon to fill in a few gaps and enhance the overall look.
Lastly, add some flags! I placed six flags at the top of the tree to create a patriotic Christmas tree topper. The flags and the large loopy ribbons complimented each other and made the perfect patriotic Christmas tree topper on this little tabletop patriotic Christmas tree.
Step 4: Accessorize Your 4th of July Christmas Tree with Patriotic Decorations
Now that you are done decorating your actual 4th of July Christmas tree, consider accessorizing the space around the tree with more patriotic decorating ideas. Here I added three flags within an arrangement of hydrangeas on the table beside the 4th of July Christmas tree. To complete the patriotic ambiance, consider coordinating the surrounding area by swapping out paintings and adding complementary red, white, and blue touches.
Voila! Your 4th of July tree is ready to shine. It’s a delightful and simple way to decorate for Independence Day. If you enjoyed this idea, check out another patrioric Christmas tree idea in my blog post Tabletop Lighting Hack on Patriotic Christmas Tree. In this post you’ll not only see how I decorated a silver tinsel tree with patriotic decor, but you’ll see how I plug in Christmas lights when my tree is in the middle of a table. Now that you are feeling like decorating, feel free to explore my other Year ‘Round Christmas tree designs and ideas.
Remember, celebrate the 4th of July in style with patriotic Christmas tree decorating ideas that capture the essence of this special occasion. For even more ideas, check out my Pinterest board, Year ‘Round Christmas Tree Designs. Also, I ran across this cute patriotic Christmas tree with more ornaments and less florals. Happy decorating!