Lowe's Companies, Inc. : Add Sparkle to Your Fourth of July Barbecue With a Burst of DIY
06/27/2012| 02:05pm US/Eastern
Lowe's provides simple, affordable tips to light up any backyard party
As summer's most anticipated holiday approaches, families nationwide are
debuting their red, white and blue décor and preparing their backyards
for a fun and festive Independence Day barbecue. With the big day
quickly approaching, it's not too late to tackle a few affordable
do-it-yourself projects that are sure to make your Fourth of July
celebration the best on the block.
Follow these tips from Lowe's to create a budget-friendly backyard bash
that will leave a memorable impression with guests all summer long.
Celebrate the red, white and blue
Fly the American
flag to show your love for Old Glory and our country. The custom of
flying the U.S. flag daily is from sunrise to sunset. If you would like
to display it 24 hours a day, illuminate it at night. For more tips on
flag etiquette, consult our Lowe's Creative Ideas article.
Once your American Flag is displayed proudly, transform your backyard
scenery to show your patriotism.
Plant red, white and blue assorted annuals in colorful containers.
Spruce up the garden area by adding a simple yet elegant water
fountain by allen + roth. A touch of architectural detail adds a
nice visual and intrigue.
Entertain in comfort and style
Guests will naturally congregate on the patio, so create comfortable
spaces for entertaining and catching up with friends and family. Update
your outdoor furniture to a coordinated, conversation patio
set with all-weather wicker materials that are durable enough to
withstand the elements and beautiful enough to create a trendy outdoor
Grill in style by placing a Grill
Master three-burner grill on your patio. This affordable backyard
addition allows you to create your favorite summertime recipes with
ease, spicing up family gatherings.
Add plush red
and navy accent pillows for a festive upgrade to your current
patio furniture. For additional seating, select Adirondack chairs in a
festive red or white finish.
Update the space underfoot and add a splash of color with an outdoor
Create ambiance for family and friends to lounge long after sunset by
lights and outdoor
Finish out the perfect barbecue with a patio
fire pit. Roast marshmallows and enjoy the company of friends and
Prepare for game time
Make the most of your barbecue by hosting a variety of outdoor games. Lowe's
Creative Ideas for Home and Garden magazine has simple game projects
that can be easily completed just hours before your party.
boards: With only a few pieces of lumber, a touch of
your favorite paint color and DIY bags, you can build a great backyard
game that's fun for all ages.
Revelry: This unique game, where players attempt to
toss washer rings into buckets, provides a quick entertainment
solution. With its versatility and easy setup, the game can be used on
any lawn or patio. Add a personal twist by replacing rings with bottle
caps or acorns.
For more inspiring ideas and DIY projects, check out Lowe's Creative
Ideas for Home and Garden magazine or download
the free app from the iTunes store. Follow Lowe's on Facebook,
for other inspiring ideas or to share your project ideas with others.
With fiscal year 2011 sales of $50.2 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is
a FORTUNE® 100 company that serves approximately 15 million
customers a week at more than 1,745 home improvement stores in the
United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in
Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement
retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com
Lowe?s Companies, Inc.
Jaclyn Pardini, 704-758-4317
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