15 DIY Crafts for a Festive 4th of July

Last updated on June 13th, 2019

With summer officially beginning in just a few short weeks it’s time to start planning for your 4th of July celebrations. It’s the time of year where we celebrate our heritage and history with our family, friends, and a lot of good food. This year, if you want to have more than just smoky BBQ and flashy fireworks, then check out this list of 15 DIY crafts that will make your 4th even more memorable.

DIY 4th of July Windsock

These cute DIY windsocks are the perfect way to welcome your loved ones to your 4th of July festivities. Hang them on your front porch or string them throughout your yard to add even more magic. They’re really simple to make and easy to personalize. Find out for yourself and check out the full tutorial here.

Patriotic Planters

Is there any better way to display your patriotism than by combining it with the beauty of nature? These patriotic flowerpots are super easy to make and will give your party a little rustic chic. These are great for you creative ladies out there and will allow you to have some creative freedom so feel free to add as many stars and little details as you want.

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Bars

4th of July decorations are always fun to make but don’t forget about the delicious crafts you can create in your kitchen. These red, white, and blue cheesecake bars will delight your guests with their colorful swirls and luscious flavor. These are definitely a must-have.

Star Spangled Lanterns

Keep your party illuminated with these simple homemade lanterns. All you are need mason jars, small American flags, glue, and some LED candles. These are the perfect decoration to gently light up the night as you watch fireworks. Learn more about this DIY project here.

Recycled Bottle Centerpiece

Here’s another simple DIY craft you can use to quickly add some pizzazz to your 4th of July. It’s also eco-friendly! Take some clean, old glass bottles and give them a spritz of spray paint, and add any all American decorations you want. Check out the full tutorial to get some decoration ideas

Red, White, and Blue String Lights

We know you can’t get enough lights and neither can we! So here is another fun way to add some festive lighting to your backyard soiree. These string lights are really fun to make, don’t worry they look harder than they really are. Read all the steps here.

Healthy Fruit Kabobs

If you want to serve up more than meat and salty snacks this 4th then don’t worry, there are tons of healthy snacks out there that are perfect for your family. These refreshing 4th of July kabobs are the perfect healthy addition to your snack table, and you can make them in a flash!

Personal Popsicle Stick Flags

Be sure to make these popsicle stick American flags if you have kids at your party so you can treat them to something they can keep forever. These are great pre-made gifts, but why not let the kids join in on the fun and make them together? It’s a great way to keep the kiddos entertained and happy.

DIY Bandana Tablecloth

Bandanas are so cute in the summertime, but they look even better when they’re part of this easy-to-make Bandana Tablecloth. If you don’t have any extra bandanas lying around then they’re easy to buy online. Four simple rows of 3 alternating colors and a sewing machine is all you’ll need to create this simple and fun tablecloth that will be good for years to come.

4th of July Cake Pops

If you want to really wow your guests with your crafty baking skills then you can’t go wrong with a batch of these 4th of July Cake Pops. These patriotic treats will be the talk of the party and will taste just as amazing as they look. You can find the full recipe here.

Shadowbox with Paper Flowers

This DIY shadowbox with the American flag designed out of paper flowers is a wonderful way to show your design skills and patriotism this 4th. The flowers are surprisingly easy to make, and you can even add a picture of a loved one who has served to make it a year- round decoration. Check out all the steps for this project here.

Dipped Oreos for the 4th

Let everyone’s favorite cookie help your BBQ stand out this year with these 4th of July dipped Oreos. If you didn’t think Oreos could get any better then think again. These treats are an adorable substitute for cake pops if you don’t have time for baking and it’s something everyone will love.

Patriotic Wreaths

You will have so much fun creating these colorful, layered wreaths you won’t want to stop! These wreaths are perfect for creating a fun and inviting way to greet your guests and decorate your home. The overall design is a breeze to get down which means you can come up with all kinds of combinations. The possibilities are endless!

4th of July Painted Burlap Banners

These burlap banners will add a cozy “down home” feel to your 4th of July function. This is a DIY project that isn’t just easy to make. It’s also affordable fun the entire family can get in on. If you’re ready to get started you can find the full instructions and a list of materials you’ll need here.

Red, White, and Blue Lollipop Bouquet

Kids and grownups alike will love this crafty lollipop bouquet that’s decked out in red, white, and blue. These festive balls of fun have the right amount of sweetness your guests will enjoy all night long. You can make one or use them as centerpieces on all your tables. Get the full tutorial here.

So get crafting

Are you ready to start crafting now? We sure are! These decorations and treats are a sure-fire way to dazzle your guests with something more than fireworks. Whether you choose to do one of these exciting crafts or just one you can’t go wrong!

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