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Making a 4th of July Mesh WreathThis is a page about making a 4th of July mesh wreath. Use rolls of red, white, and blue mesh to make a seasonal wreath for the 4th.

 

Front view of the project.

Two Pictures in One Photo DisplayBegin with two of your favorite photos and some molding strips from a home improvement store. The instructions and accompanying photos necessary to complete this project can be found on this page.

 

A circular folded paper with crepe ribbons.

Making a Stars and Stripes Door DecorationUsing folded, stars and stripes, motif paper you can make these little medallions to decorate for the Fourth or Memorial Day.

 

Serving trays decorated with buttons and a crocheted center, in red, white and blue.

Making Floral Patriotic Wall Hangings from Serving TraysRed, white, and blue plastic divided serving trays, buttons, and some scrap yarn can be worked up into some fun floral patriotic wall hangings. It just takes some time and imagination, and a bit of crochet skill, but not a lot of money.

 

Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Artwork  three color fireworks

Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks ArtworkUsing a toilet paper tube that has many slits cut part way in from one end, you can create fun fireworks paintings. The kids will enjoy this project. It is fun for the Fourth, New Year, or anytime.

 

Patriotic Window Display - arrange plates with stars in upper left on all plates

Patriotic Paper Plate Window DisplayThis super simple paper plate craft is perfect for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day. Grab some flag plates and start gluing to make your own patriotic paper plate window display.

 

Exploding Fireworks Ribbon Crowns - two red and white and two blue and white crowns

Exploding Fireworks Ribbon CrownsThese ribbon crowns resemble exploding fireworks. They can be assembled using a wide variety of colors. Use them to decorate headbands, hair clips, or even give them away as party favors.

 

Fourth of July Star Decoration - finished star on brown background

Fourth of July Star DecorationThis is a cute and frugal Fourth of July decoration, measuring about 15 inches tall. There are many different ways you could display this in your home. For example: hang on a door, wall, fireplace mantel, or table.

 

Chenille Stem Firework and Star Decorations - one finished firework design hanging

Chenille Stem Firework and Star DecorationsI love chenille stems. They are so cheap and versatile. I made these up today.

 

American Flag Clothespin Platter - finished plater

American Flag Clothespin PlatterHere is a decorative platter I made from wooden clothespins I found for a dollar. I painted them and then clipped them onto a plastic lid I would have otherwise thrown out. Alternatively, you could clip these clothespins onto a ring to make a nice wreath.

 

Finished project hanging from a hook.

Paper Bag Flag Heart CraftYou can make this easy paper flag motif wall hanging as a stand alone piece or even incorporate it into a seasonal garland. This is a page about how to make a paper bag flag heart craft.

 

Scrappy framed flag with button "stars".

Rustic Framed Fabric Flag CraftUse torn strips of red, white, and blue fabric to make this rustic framed flag for the 4th or any time. Buttons serve as the stars. This is a page about making a rustic framed fabric flag craft.

 

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A pair of Fourth of July candle holders made from clay pots.

4th of July Clay Pot Candle HoldersClay pots and saucers can be painted with patriotic colors and used as decorative candle holders for the 4th. This is a page about making 4th of July candle holders.

 

Napkin Decoupaged Flower Pot - flowers in pot

Napkin Decoupaged Flower PotI bought a pack of star patterned napkins last year at an Independence Day sale for 20 cents and saved them for crafting purposes. Here, I've used them to decoupage an old, worn flower pot to give it new life. Filled with red flowers, it makes a nice centerpiece for the 4th of July.

 

Zip Tie Fireworks Decor - three fireworks bursting decorating hanging in a cluster

Zip Tie Fireworks DecorThese are cheap and cheerful decorative pieces just in time for 4th of July. I used a colourful assortment pack of zip ties I got at the Dollar store, along with some pipe cleaners, to make these fun dimensional bursts of colour. This is an excellent all-ages craft!

 

Summer Door Decor - finished red door hanging

Summer Door DecorI had some placemats for almost two years and finally took the time to make them into something special.

 

Red, white, and blue wooden star decoration.

Patriotic Wood Star CraftWooden star shapes are easy to find at your local craft store. Decorating them with red, white, and blue paint or other mediums gets you started on making patriotic decorations for your home and garden. This is a page contains instructions for making a patriotic wood star craft.

 

Recycled Decorative Candy Jars - finished jars sitting in a cookie tray on the balcony rail

Decorative 4th of July Recycled Candy JarsRecycled jars can find a new purpose with a bit of holiday decorations added. Fill with candy or other snacks and enjoy. This is a page about making decorative 4th of July recycled candy jars.

 

Patriotic Straw Wall Art - finished wreath hanging

Patriotic Drinking Straw Wall ArtMake a cute little 4th of July wreath with some colored straws. This patriotic drinking straw wall art is sure to be an eye catching decoration for your home this 4th of July.

 

Finished wreath.

Independence Day WreathThis red, white, and blue Independence Day wreath is fun and easy to make. Hang it on a door or in a window to celebrate the 4th. This is a page about how to make an Independence Day wreath.

 

Star and Flag Strips Wall Hanging

Star and Flag Wall HangingWith just some wooden stars, a button, and some strips of ripped fabric, you can make this wonderful wall hanging.

 

star shaped wall hanging

Crochet Americana Star Wall HangingWith some yarn, buttons, and wooden embellishments of your choice, you can make this unique wall hanging to show off your pride in the USA!

 

Uncle Sam Independence Day Placemat

Uncle Sam Independence Day...Invite Uncle Sam to your Independence Day festivities and celebrate in style with this placemat. Make one to use as a table centerpiece, or make more placemats so that each guest will have his or her own.

 

garland in progress

Making a 4th of July Scrap Fabric GarlandThis is a page about making a 4th of July scrap fabric garland. Scrap fabric garlands are fun and easy to make for any occasion.

 

4th of July Straw Rocket

Making a 4th of July Straw RocketThis is a page about making a 4th of July straw rocket. Here is a fun to make kid craft for the 4th.

 

4th of July Centerpiece

4th of July Centerpiece IdeasThis is a page about 4th of July centerpiece ideas. Make a patriotic centerpiece to celebrate the 4th.

 

Patriotic Window Display - plates hanging in the window

Patriotic Window DisplayThis is so super simple it's fun and easy.

 

finished flag wall hanging

Crocheted Flag Wall HangingWith some Americana yarn colors, buttons, paperboard, and glue you can make this fun flag. It was inspired by one made with fabric yo-yos, but thought I could make them with little circles of yarn.

 

A circular folded paper with crepe ribbons.

Stars and Stripes Door DecorationThese pretty designs allow you to be an American with great pride as you remember those who fought and died for our country to keep it free. Display them with love and affection for those who have died for freedom.

 

garland hanging outside

4th of July Scrap Fabric GarlandSince our daughter's birthday is on the 4th of July I wanted to make some fun decorations that I could reuse. I am tired of buying the flimsy, cheap decorations at the store that only last one year. So I made this awesome garland to hang outside!

 

Scrappy framed flag with button "stars".

Framed Fabric FlagUse odds and ends of fabric strips to add to your decor.

 

Serving trays decorated with buttons and a crocheted center, in red, white and blue.

Floral Patriotic Wall Hangings from...With a bit of work and about 2 hours, you can have this fun project in your home. It's all very easy and you can customize them to your own liking.

 

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A paper rocket shot from a regular drinking straw.

4th of July Straw RocketThis human powered straw rocket is a great way to celebrate Independence Day without fireworks. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

4th of July Scrap Fabric Garland

4th of July Scrap Fabric GarlandThis scrap fabric garland is a great way to decorate for the 4th of July. Watch this video and learn how we made it.

 

4th of July Mesh Wreath

4th of July Mesh WreathThis easy mesh wreath is a wonderful way to show your American spirit this Independence Day. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

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A confetti launcher made from a toilet paper tube, decorated in red, white and blue for the 4th of July.

Toilet Paper Tube Confetti LauncherThese cute confetti launchers are a great way to celebrate the 4th of July without dangerous fireworks. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

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