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Festive DIY Ideas for the Ultimate 4th of July Party, especially if you are the host!

Add a subtle yet charming touch of patriotism to your decor this July 4th using ribbons, a chalkboard and drink pitchers.
Nothing evokes a salute like a grand old vintage flag. Remember: The union (stars) goes on the observer's left.

Fun, customizable party favors will keep kids entertained so adults can mingle.
These confetti poppers will look cute as table decorations during the day and be fun to pop later at night, especially for the little ones.
Turn ordinary Oreos into mini edible flags. All you need is star sprinkles and red and white melted candy.
Linked with a vintage runner, this red table is the perfectly patriotic spot to feed a crowd. Simple embellishments reinforce the homespun aesthetic. 
Wow your guests with this elaborate project that will only take you 30 minutes to complete. Cut out star shapes from old cardboard and use red, white, and blue construction marking spray paint.
Make this fun game a 4th of July tradition your guests will love.
Set up a 4th of July fun station at your backyard party - cover a table with burlap and set out bubbles, sparklers, and poppers.

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My 2014 Easter Picks from Pottery Barn for decorating, dining, eating, crafting and of course HUNTING!

Outdoor Happy Easter Flag
Wave a flag of welcome and good wishes. Natural linen creates a warm, textured backdrop for this iconic critter. 30" wide x 38" high and made of natural linen.


Bottlebrush Chicks
No Easter display is complete without our natural mama bird and baby chicks. Small: 1.5" wide x 2" deep x 1.75" high, Large: 1.75" wide x 2.5" deep x 2.25" high. Made of natural buri fiber with a painted finish. Wooden beaks and feet. Set of 6 includes one mother and five chicks.