50 DIY 4th of July Decorations for a Patriotic Party

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Red, White & Blue Star Dish Towels

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Polkadot Chair

Chances are you’re going to have quite a few dishes to wash after your celebration. So, you might as well stitch together some cute dish towels as a sweet, subtle, and useful addition to your décor. The best part? You can leave them out through the summer.

Get the tutorial at Polkadot Chair.

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Firework Drink Stirrers

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Studio DIY

Give your tasty patriotic drinks a cute flourish with equally festive stirrers. Or should we say, add a spark to your sip? Guests will be so impressed that these didn’t come from a package, rather your own handiwork! They’re super easy to assemble, too.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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Firecracker Decorations

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Average But Inspired

All you need is a few dollar tree supplies and a lot of American pride to craft this cute “firecracker” bundle. Place the finished project in your entryway or on your porch, knowing the sturdy signs are strong enough to last through the season.

Get the tutorial at Average But Inspired.

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Star-Spangled Cake Topper

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The Homes I Have Made

If you’re serving a cake (or any baked good!) for dessert, use it as an opportunity for even more decorating. This sparkly star cake topper emulates the fireworks bursting outside. You can make it with some wooden stars, paint, glitter, and glue.

Get the tutorial at The Homes I Have Made.

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Patriotic Terra Cotta Pot Wrappers

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Somewhat Simple

These patriotic pots can house more than just plants—this blogger uses them as a berry bowl and as a place to hold the evening’s sparklers. The options are endless! To decorate them for the occasion, grab some small terracotta pots and wrap them in red, white, and blue!

Get the tutorial at Somewhat Simple.

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USA Patriotic Marquee

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Homemade by Carmona

Make like fireworks and light it up this Independence Day with these cute USA marquee letters! Then, when the sun goes down, plug them in so the little lights can glow.

Get the tutorial at Homemade by Carmona.

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Polka Dot 4th of July Mantel

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Landeelu

Looking for fun ways to decorate a mantel for the fourth? Well, if you love a classic polka dot and stripes look, this design is for you! There are several ways to assemble the Star-Spangled spread.

Get the tutorial at Landeelu.

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Fourth of July Rainbows

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Lovely Indeed

Let the kiddos join the festive fun with this simple, low-mess craft. The finished red, white, and blue hanging “rainbows” will adorn your all-American space so perfectly. You can also cut more shapes and make them into a garland. There are so many ways to customize this one!

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

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Rustic USA Wood Sign

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Houseful of Handmade

So cute and farmhouse chic, you can place this rustic USA sign in your yard, on your mantel, on your porch, or really anywhere to get the patriotic party started. The craft is simple, so don’t worry about your woodworking skills. Someone say, “U.S. of Yay!”

Get the tutorial at Houseful of Handmade.

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Water Color Stripe Bunting

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Studio DIY

Bunting is a must-have for any party, but especially on the fourth! You’ll love this red, white, and blue watercolor version because it’s simple to put together, and understated enough to be kept up all summer long.

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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Carved Watermelon Centerpiece

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Nothing says summer quite like juicy slices of watermelon. And now, you can turn your fruit into a festive centerpiece that you can also eat! Here’s how: Carve “July 4” (or another patriotic saying) into the skin as you would a pumpkin, or slice it in half like a bowl and stick flag toothpicks and sparklers in the center.

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Paper Pinwheels

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Polkadot Chair

Patriotic paper pinwheels will delight both children and adults alike when they catch the breeze at your All-American event! Make a variety using different craft papers and straws. They go nicely in mason jars, stuck in cakes, or lining the yard.

Get the tutorial at Polkadot Chair.

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4th of July BBQ Station

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Somewhat Simple

BBQ stations are the star of the show, after all! So, you’ll want to spruce it up with a few festive decorations that really bring your backyard bash together. That extra touch can be as simple as sticking your condiments in a hand-painted flag bucket and organizing color-coded utensils in a rustic wood box.

Get the tutorial at Somewhat Simple.

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Fireworks Mantel

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Landeelu

Don’t forget the mantel when it comes to summer celebrations! These “fireworks” have a fun, rustic vibe: Gather thin sticks and spray paint them red, white, and blue. Stick the tied-off bunches in mason jars and line them along your mantel next to your other decorations. American flag ribbons add the finishing touch!

Get the tutorial at Landeelu.

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Indoor Dessert Picnic Table

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Although you can’t predict the weather, don’t let surprise rain ruin your celebration! Just move the event indoors, then lay out a gingham tablecloth, place flag toothpicks in your desserts, and set up a chalkboard with what’s on the menu. Shindig saved!

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Firecracker Toppers

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Studio DIY

American flag toothpicks are a classic decoration for burgers, hotdogs, and cupcakes. If you want to shake it up with a unique personal touch, try making these firecracker toppers instead!

Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.

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Colored Glass Mason Jars

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For an old-school, vintage Americana theme, consider placing colored glass mason jars around your yard or table. They’re an inexpensive purchase that goes a long way when it comes to decór (and you can continue to use them after the holiday passes!).

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Balloon Centerpiece

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DANA GALLAGHER

Does it get more fun than this balloon decoration? Blow up red, white, and blue balloons partially, then attach them to wooden dowels. Fill a bucket with sand so you can stick the dowels inside for a study centerpiece.

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Blue Glass Bottle Centerpiece

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DANA GALLAGHER

If you love the upcycled look, try this easy decoration. Gather various blue glass bottles and fill them with red and white-themed items like roses and sparkler sticks.

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Red, White, and Blue Candy Jar Centerpieces

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DANA GALLAGHER

Here’s a decoration that’s cute and edible! Fill glass jars with red, white, and blue candies—preferably something that won’t melt easily, like gumballs—and then stick handheld American flags inside.

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