I'll be the first to admit that the moment I enter a party store, I kind of lose my mind. SO MUCH STIMULI! Nearly irresistible stimuli, too. In a matter of minutes, my cart might be filled to the brim with seemingly "necessary" decorations, my original game plan (and budget) tossed right out the window. But there's a way around this and it starts with a "D".
Dollar store! Sarah Faubus from the blog Boxwood Clippings shares her simple approach to Fourth of July decorating. A trip to the dollar store yielded patriotic lanterns, stickers, ribbon, and doilies for about $6. The garland she created herself by attaching the stickers to coordinating ribbon. Pretty brilliant, I say.
For a slightly toned down effect, she also created this beautiful cupcake liner / coffee filter wreath to hang in her neutral toned living room. It's absolutely lovely and definitely budget-friendly! Check out Sarah's video tutorial for making the wreath right here.
So Curbliers, do you have any tips, suggestions, or clever ideas for 4th of July decorating on a budget? Share your thoughts in the comments!