Hi friends! Greetings from the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. This is spot we’ve vacationed as a family since I was a little girl and have so many fond memories of hot, laid back summers here. A few years ago we were here for the 4th of July for the first time and I loved seeing everyone decorate their bikes for a kind of neighborhood bike parade on the 4th. A Southern thing? A small town thing? Who knows, but I love it!
This year we’re here for 4th of July again so I decided we’ll definitely have to decorate our bikes as well. The more festive, the better! Here’s your chance to use all those flashy, colorful, patriotic, glittery banners and party decorations lining the aisles of stores right now.
Keep reading to see some more pictures and details of how we decorated our bikes (complete with noisy cans trailing behind!)
Images and styling by Liz Stanley. Thanks to my sister Celeste for modeling a decorated bike!
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We cut streamers to hang from the crossbar and alongside the glittery star banner. Tape was used to secure the crepe paper.
We also threaded the spokes of the bike with the patriotic crepe paper. I love how it looks as the wheel turns- it’s my favorite part (well, besides the noisy tin cans of course).
The giant pinwheel was a great find at Target. I folded the crepe paper around in a circle and attached a glittery star for the inner pinwheel. The handlebars were laced with more glittery stars plus red, white and blue balloons.
Have you ever decorated your bikes for the 4th? Am I off-base thinking it might be a Southern thing?