Memorial Day Front Porch Makeover

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I normally don’t decorate my front porch for every little holiday, but with Memorial Day fast-approaching, I thought I could do a fun little red, white, and blue makeover then use it again for the 4th of July. The best part? This makeover cost me $50. WOOT!

memorial day front porch makeover And everything was found at Dollar General (don’t you love one-stop shopping?). Well I’m so happy to announce that I’m a new ambassador for Dollar General and couldn’t be more excited… mostly because I love to show you guys how to nest for less and prove that you can decorate on a budget.

dollar general front porch decorOne of my favorite scores from my shopping trip were these red flowered outdoor pillows for $8 each.

outdoor pillows from dollar generalSitting next to them on our end table is a little red, white and blue flower arrangement. I added a little flag to it for $1.

memorial day front porchAnd now my favorite… the mesh wreath. I couldn’t believe Dollar General had this for $10, but I decided to add a little something extra to it for Memorial Day so I grabbed a little 4×6 clear frame for $1.

memorial day wreath suppliesInside the frame I placed this little printable I made…

MEMORIAL DAY PRINTABLEJust right click on the file and save to your desktop.
Print and trim to size (4×6 inches).

memorial day wreathSo yeah, $10 plus $1 frame. Not too shabby.
I just used a bunch of hot glue to keep the frame in place.

memorial day wreathI also grabbed a blue flower pot for $6 and filled it with some patriotic flowers and another $1 flag.

red white and blue front porchOutdoor pillows: $16
Flower pot: $6
Mesh wreath: $10
Clear photo frame: $1 2 Flags: $2
Patriotic flower arrangement: $5
Red, white and blue flowers: $10

TOTAL $50.
For Memorial Day and 4th of July… woot!

memorial day front porch makeover

I had a great time shopping at Dollar General and can’t wait to see what projects this next year brings as an Ambassador. Just a couple things I wanted to show you that I totally LOVED at my local store…

dollar general store

1. Plastic dinnerware, drinkware, platters, and more!
2. TONS of barbecue supplies, even grills and charcoal
3. Cute party supplies… umm hello adorable colorful chevron!
4. Adorable little lamp shades
5. Lots of organizational supplies
6. Photo frames and wall art
7. Hot dog holders and hamburger baskets. Perfect for summer cookouts!
8. Fun garden and outdoor decor

So if you’re looking for affordable craft supplies, check out Dollar General!

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  1. Karen Marchetto says

    I shop at the Dollar General Store in High Ridge. I find a lot of non foods items that are so inexpensive compared to other stores. Great storage ideas there too.

  2. says

    So festive! We host a July 4th family picnic every year. Definitely checking out the festive patriotic decor (and will likely walk out with that and more!) Thanks for sharing, Erin!

  3. Sue says

    Okay, I have never been in there bit I am going tonight! Those pillows are exactly what I have been looking for to put on my bench on the porch. I had no idea they had this kind of stuff. I love that blue pot too…


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