I can’t believe it’s 4th of July already! It seems like I was just shoveling snow and Bam! Summer is half way over. I want to cry because I would be completely happy if I could stop time right here. I live for the summer.
And I am finally ready to get out of my post holiday “I don’t want to decorate ever again” slump. There is just something about fireworks mixed with red white and blue that makes you want to get all festive again! These easy 4th of July craft ideas will give you plenty of ideas for your 4th of July party.
Last year the extent of my decorating was painting a few mason jars and a quick and easy flower centerpiece. You can see them here.
4th of July Decorating Ideas
No 4th of July party is complete without some red white and blue decorations. These easy to make 4th of July crafts will have your house styled and ready in no time.
1. Make an American Flag out of Corks
This cork up-cycle is the perfect decoration for your 4th of July. Simply add your corks to a cork backing, paint them with red and blue chalk paint, leaving some unpainted for the white stripes. Add some twine to hang your flag and you have an amazing 4th of July decoration that you may just want to leave up all year. Check out how to make them here.
2. Create an American Flag out of a Palette
Palette projects are so much fun! This palette American flag is perfect for your Independence Day celebration. The planks on the palette provide the perfect stripes for your flag. Paint them in alternating red and white, and paint the square corner blue. Add a star to your palette and you have the perfect 4th of July welcome sign. Check out the tutorial here.
3. Decorate for your 4th of July in 5 Minutes
This post will show you how easy it can be to decorate for 4th of July in a matter of minutes. With only a trip to the dollar store and by using items you have around the house, you will soon have an amazing 4th of July centerpiece. Check out how here.
4. Spray Paint some Mason Jars
This 4th of July mason jar centerpiece is perfect for your Independence day holiday. Simply block out the stars using stickers or cut vinyl and spray paint some jars with red white and blue paint. Add some patriotic windmills and you have the perfect 4th of July display. See how here.
5. Decorate your Porch with some Patriotic Pillows
These 4th of July pillows are amazing! They are also not that hard to make. You will need a cutting machine and some Heat transfer vinyl. over here you will learn everything from sewing a pocket pillow to cutting and applying your vinyl. Check out the tutorial here.
6. Create a Star Filled USA Sign
This sign is filled with patriotic spirit. This would look amazing at your 4th of July party and they are easy to make. All you will need are some wood USA letters, some patriotic scrap-booking paper and a star punch. By cutting out stars and adding them to the sign, you will have an amazing 4th of July craft. Check out how here.
7. Make a Red White and Blue Tie Dye Tablecloth
I am loving this red white and blue table cloth! The best part is that it is easy to make. If you have never tie dyed anything before, the instructions make it super easy to follow and you will end up with an amazing 4th of July decoration. See how to make it here.
8. Make a 4th of July Star Wreath
This adorable wreath is made out of rolled up crepe paper. Simply roll up red white and blue crepe paper and glue them on to your cardboard star template. Attach some ribbon for hanging, and you have a gorgeous 4th of July decoration that your guest will love! See how to make it here.
9. Print out Some Americana Decor
These patriotic sayings and banners are fun and easy to print out for your 4th of July decorating. Simply head over to the post and download the templates here.
10. Patriotic 4th of July Sign
These patriotic flowers are perfect for welcoming your guests to your 4th of July party. By using red white and blue outdoor acrylic paint on a wooden board, you can duplicate this fun and eye catching sign. Check out how here.
11. Paint some Patriotic Rocks
These painted 4th of July rocks can be used for so many things. From decorating your garden to being used as a paper weight or napkin holder or a simple centerpiece for you party, there are just so many things you could do. To make these patriotic rocks, find some smooth surfaced rocks and use outdoor paint to draw out your 4th of July designs on stone. Check out the tutorial here.
12. Create a DIY 4th of July Paper Banner
If you are decorating for your Fourth of July, consider making these cute paper banners. They will make your party extra festive and are easy to make. Simply grab some construction paper, yarn and glue and a gold glitter sticker sheet for the stars. You will have an amazing paper banner in no time. Check out how to make them here.
13. Up-cycle a Food Container into your 4th of July Decorating
This container used to be a Nesquick container. By up-cycling your old containers, you can create an arsenal of 4th of July crafts and serving dishes. Check out how to make these here.
14. 4th of July Craft: Paint Some Mason Jars
By painting some mason jars with a sponge brush and red white and blue paint, you will have unlimited decorating possibilities. You can use these jars to hold straws, sparklers or smoke bombs. The perfect stripes were created by using masking tape and I love the vintage twine on top. Check out how to make these here.
And since mason jars are so much fun, here are some more mason jar ideas here.
4th of July Gift Bag Ideas
No party is complete without a little souvenir to take home. These easy 4th of July crafts will give you plenty ideas for your own easy gift bags.
15. 4th of July Favor Box
If you have a Cricut or cutting machine, you can make these fun 4th of July favor boxes in 15 minutes. The template came from Cricut’s design space, so you will need to be a member or buy it for access. Check out the tutorial here.
16. Create a Fourth of July Party Gift Bag
If you are having people over this 4th of July, consider making these fun gift bags. Each one is decorated and filled with a snack, some water, a flag and a fun patriotic crossword puzzle. Check out how to make them here.
17. Make an American Bald Eagle out of Felt
This stuffed animal is perfect as a centerpiece or gift for your 4th of July These eagles look intimidating, but with a downloadable template, you can totally make these bald eagles out of felt. Check out how here.
18. Create some American Flag Wands
These flags are so much fun for parties. Think pom pom meets flag. All you need to copy these adorable Fourth of July crafts are some red, white and blue ribbon and some wooden dowels. Check out how to make these here.
19. Wrap some Gum in Card Stock
These 4th of July party favors took less than 10 minutes to make and were $1 each. Simply wrap your flat gum packaging in cardstock, and use stamp ink pads to create the stars and stripes. Check out the tutorial here.
Much like the gum, by using a stamp and some card stock 4th of July crafts, you will be able to create any sort of party favor imaginable. Check out the tutorial here.
4th of July Kids Crafts
Kids need to have a little fun too. Why not give them some fun 4th of July crafts as they count down the hours until dusk. These crafts are perfect for your little ones and will work wonders to pass the time.
20. Entertain the kids with a 4th of July Flextangle
This fun 4th of July project is the perfect amount of patriotic mixed with origami. This fun flipping device will allow kids to create their own paper fireworks show with none of the risks. Check it out and grab the printable here
21. July 4th Paper Wand Kids Craft
These paper wands will be so much fun for your kids to wave during the fireworks show, not to mention make. I love that all of the supplies are easy to find and these wands can be put together in the morning and be ready for the fireworks show at night. Check them out here.
22. Easy Patriotic Flag Craft for Kids
If you are looking for a way to entertain the kids as they await the exciting night ahead, try out this fun patriotic flag craft. All you need are red and blue buttons and a plauqe to glue them to. Check out how to make them here.
23. Fourth of July Salt Painted Fireworks
I’m glad I have kids, because I would love to try this with them! These fireworks are first traced in glue, then covered in salt and finally watercolors are added on top. The watercolor will spread over your salt lines like magic. Check out the tutorial here.
24. Create a 4th of July Paper Flower
These flowers look amazing and I promise, they are not hard to make. All you need is some red whit and blue paper, scissors and glue. The instructions are easy to follow and you will be left with an amazing 4th of July craft. See how to make them here.
25. Create a Bald Eagle out of Hand Prints
This 4th of July craft is perfect for your kids and will provide you with a keepsake for later. Grab some card stock and download the template to make your own easy bald eagle hand print decoration. Check it out here.
4th of July Style
4th of July is just not as fun if you don’t dress for the occasion. Here are some easy crafts that will have you looking as festive as your 4th of July party.
26. 4th of July Necklace and Pinwheel Hair Clips
These two projects will have you looking patriotic in no time! The patriotic beads on this necklace are adorable. You also need to check out this adorable pin wheel hair clips. Made from felt, these are the perfect accessory for your fourth of July holiday. Check out the tutorial here.
27. Make some Patriotic Bath Bombs
These bath bombs are perfect for both the ladies and kids of the house. These bath bombs will get you in the mood for fireworks while relaxing in the tub. By using molds and adding some fun stars, these 4th of July bath bombs will put you in the spirit. Check out how to make them here.
28. Patriotic Flip Flops
These flip flops took about 20 minutes to make. They are fun and festive for your 4th of July holiday celebration. The best part is that you can get everything you need for these at the Dollar Store! See how to make them here.
I hope these 4th of July crafts inspire you to do a little summer decorating and crafting. If you are looking for some more summer decorating inspiration, check out these 23 backyard Ideas on a Small Budget.
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