It’s that time of year again! Break out your brightest red, white and blue and fire up the grill because it’s almost time to celebrate the Fourth of July! We’ve shared our best ideas for party planning and patriotic decorations, but now it’s time to get crafty.
Break out the paint and crafting tools- we’re sharing five easy DIY Fourth of July decorations from some awesome bloggers and craftspeople. You can use these as decor for your cookout, around the house or just as fun crafts for kids looking for summer activities!
5 Easy DIY Fourth of July Decorations
1. Tea Candle Flag Lanterns
Kick off off your crafting spree with these easy flag lanterns from Thrifty Decor Chick. All you need are Mason jars, sand, tea candles (real or LED for safety) and the small American flags you can find just about everywhere.
These can be placed around the house, on picnic tables if you are grilling out or along your driveway or street if you have a neighborhood block party.
Flag Lanterns from Thrifty Decor Chick
2. Patriotic Centerpieces
If you use flowers as a centerpiece for every holiday, then the Fourth of July is no exception. To that end, why not make red, white and blue vases for your floral centerpieces? This trio from Real Advice Gal are perfect for your table!
If you or your kids love to paint, this one is for you! Real Advice Gal was pretty creative to put white star stickers on the inside of each container. You just paint the inside and right over the stickers- that's all there is to it!
Centerpieces from Real Advice Gal
3. Painted Lawn Stars
The Concrete Cottage has a unique way of celebrating the Fourth and this activity will also get you outside!
Simply cut out a star in a piece of cardboard and spray paint over it. You can also cut outlines for a more minimal star! She even uses a safe paint that can be used on grass without killing it.
Lawn Stars from The Concrete Cottage
4. DIY American Flag
This is an easy project for younger kids who want to help make July 4th decorations. Glue Dots has a simple step-by-step guide to making an American flag out of paint sticks or board stock that you can hang on your door or around the house. You can also use Popsicle sticks for a kid-sized flag that can be hung in his or her room!
American Flag from Glue Dots
5. Red, white and blue silverware jars
These painted Mason jars are essential for outdoor tables, indoor tables, in fact every table! Outdoor parties are one of the most popular ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. Even your utensil holders can be patriotic with this guide from Just Imagine!
Silverware Jars from Just Imagine
Fourth of July Decorations at Hm
Sometimes, crafting just doesn't work out. You're not feeling creative, the project didn't turn out, etc. If DIY Fourth of July decorations aren't your specialty, you can always come to Homemakers for decorations!
The new summer marketplace has a Fourth of July section that is chock full of patriotic decorations that are sure to brighten up your celebration!
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