I absolutely love decorating for holidays! We just moved into our house over the winter. It’s 200 years old and needs ALOT of work. The front of the house is one of the areas that needs a good amount of work. I was hoping to have our front porch a little more “done” before Memorial Day but it just wasn’t happening. I still want to paint our front door, get new sconces and house numbers and add flowers and a wreath. I had planned on doing more Memorial Day decor but figured I’d wait until I had finished this area a little more.
I headed over to my July Fourth pinterest board for inspiration and found I had pinned a lot of images of small flags grouped in vases.
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I figured this would be super easy and just enough to give our front porch a little something for Memorial Day.
I already had these milk cans my mom gave me when we bought our last house and the tin cans were from our back yard wedding last year. For some reason all my pictures made my milk cans look SO dirty but I guess it’s just rustic right?
Next I headed to the dollar store for some small flags. I was a little disappointed because I really wanted the cloth flags with the wood sticks but these ended up being super flowy and I really liked them. Plus they were only 3 for a dollar which is an awesome price! I bought 5 packs but probably only needed 4.
I filled my tin cans with some dirt and mulch to weigh them down then just positioned my flags in an almost half moon shape inside. I used seven in each but you might need more or less depending on the size of your vase.
I think terra cotta pots or really anything vase or pot like that you have on hand would be great for this.
Thats it your all done! All you have to do now is repeatedly tell your two old to stop taking them out of the tins. Or maybe thats just me.
These would be great next to some potted red geraniums which was my plan but my store was all out!
Do you guys decorate outside for holidays? Let me know in the comments below!