In respect of the flag don't buy disposable flag napkins, also keep waste and trash down by using cotton bandanas in blue and red as napkins. Take mason jars and stuff the bandanas in then, insert silverware. Try and stay away from using plastic disposable flatware to keep waste down. To save water keep a mini bucket of soapy water near the trash for people to put their silverware, jars or small plates in to make for easy clean up and less water waste later.
5. DIY Decorations with recycled wood
Ever find random pieces of wood around your house or in the garage, especially if you live with or near a handy person, if wood isn't what you find maybe its boxes or something else. Take these items and turn them into decorations for your house on this 4th of July. You can find lots of cute ideas on Pinterest or check out this one above. A little bit of paint (water based, non-toxic) and some burlap, a cut out star and you have a great DIY display that can be reused or redesigned.