8 DIY Wagon Décor Ideas for Memorial Day and Fourth of July

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8 DIY Wagon Décor Ideas for Memorial Day and Fourth of July

May 20, 2019
posted by Mindy Schanzle

Parade season is right around the corner! Are you attending any parades this summer? Show up in style with a fully decked out wagon!


Not sure where to start? We’ve created a list of fun DIY décor ideas for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and other local parades that are sure to get the festivities rolling.

  1. Turn your wagon into a float by adding crepe paper, miniature flags and banners.
  1. Hit the party store and load up on star-spangled décor.
  1. Get patriotic using glimmering streamers, bunting and red, white and blue paper stars.
  1. Use balloons, balloons and more and more balloons. In case we weren’t clear, you can never have enough balloons!
  1. Have children make super-cute noisemakers by decorating cans with colored tape. Then, tie them to the back of a wagon.
  1. Parades call for long celebrations outside. Turn your wagon into the perfect treat destination for the hot summer days by mocking a hot dog cart, ice cream truck or lemonade stand.
  1. Deck out your wagon with nostalgic, paper chain-style décor made from construction paper.
  1. Blow up some red, white and blue “twist balloons” and tie them together to resemble fireworks. You can also tie them to pool noodles for a portable fireworks display!


Need some additional inspiration or even a wagon? You’ll find just the right wheels on our website. When your parade-ready wagon is complete, share your photos with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #radioflyer.