We love to have family and friends over for a backyard barbecue. I thought I would show how I decorated our backyard inexpensively for our barbecue. I had the patriotic plates, and pulled other items from our home. Cut flowers and a few dollar store items and we are ready.
Flowers are not the only thing you can display in a vase. Grab a hand full of dollar store flags and put in a white vase to show off out great American Flag.
Battery operated paper lanterns from the dollar store are great grouped in a bunch. They add light in the evening in addition to color and pattern. I hung them in the corners of the iron pergola over our dining table.
The napkin rings were found at a yard sale. I love mixing and layering patterns as long as they compliment each other. It is an easy way to add interest to a table. Dollar store stars accent the table.
Ribbon is a fun way to decorate the chairs. My cushions do not compliment a red, white, and blue theme so I opted to use ribbon. The chairs are comfortable without cushions but for next year I may sew slipcovers for the cushions.
The center piece is red roses from my yard with accent flowers and small dollar store flags.
Through the garden gate I leaned an old shutter and draped another dollar store flag and added an iron chair planted with flowers for a focal point.
Now to cut up some watermelon, ice down drinks, fire up the barbecue, grab the potato salad…