25 Amazing 4th of July Craft Ideas

The 4th of July is a very fun and beautiful holiday. It’s a great opportunity for family members and friends to gather on a picnic and to admire a firework show. The picnic is informal but this doesn’t mean you can’t make it special by giving it a little pop. Also, you don’t have to limit yourself to that. Give your home a festive look too. Here are some simple and fun DIY projects you might like to try this year.

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Make custom paper plates for the picnic. Print the decal, then layer a piece of graphite tracing paper in between and trace and design onto the paper plate. Use food coloring pens to make the plates food-safe.{found on confettisunshineblog}.

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Give the forks, knives and spoons a festive look as well. Take a piece of tape and cut it in half lengthwise. Place the tape on the utensil and then paint over. Gently remove the tape and let the paint dry.{found on confettisunshineblog}.

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Decorate the outdoors with themed lanterns. Use soup cans, fill them with water and put them in the freezer. Then punch holes with a hammer and a nail and create the design you want. Paint the lanterns if you want.{found on totalartsoul}.

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Make menu and name tags for your guests. Cut down watercolor paper and make stripes using tape. Then paint the menus and cards and use white charcoal to write down names and the dishes you’ll be serving.{found on frolic}.

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A bag full of goodies would be a wonderful idea for this special holiday. Use paper lunch bags, washi tape and scissors to make them. Decorate the bags with tape and create all sorts of patriotic or fun patterns.{found on thesweetestoccasion}.

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Popcorn bags are a must-have so why not make them look special too? Make custom labels and then print them out. Print them on label or regular paper, cut out the star shape and adhere them to the bags.{found on site}.

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If you’re planning a nice 4th of July family dinner, the table must look impeccable. A flag table runner would be perfect. Make one from a normal bamboo table runner, some spray paint, cardstock ad sealant.{found on blissbloomblog}.

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You can also make cute napkin rings for the dinner table. Use colored ribbon, colored buttons, a hot glue gun and a star cookie cutter. Make the stars out of Styrofoam and decorate them with buttons in different colors.{found on sheknows}.

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Another fun idea would be to make sparkler favors. You’ll need sparklers, circle tags, matchboxes, custom labels, construction paper and a hole punch. Use red, white and blue to respect the 4th of July theme.{found on myownlabels}.

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A red, white and blue centerpiece would also look good on the table or mantle. Divide some rice into 3 equal parts and put two parts in plastic baggies. Add food colorant to make it blue and red. Put the rice in a clear vase.{found on makeandtakes}.

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A banner is easy to make and great for both the indoors and outdoors. To make it you’ll need burlap, twine, ribbon and a simple banner. Take the banner apart and then reorganize the pieces by also adding burlap, ribbon and colored stars.{found on site}.

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You can make festive decorations out of anything, even pipe cleaners. Use 2 red and 2 blue pipe cleaners and combine them with 4 white ones. Group them up and wrap the blue and red ones around the center of the white pipe cleaners.{found on makeandtakes}.

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The flag is a strong symbol so having one is important. You can make a flag out of strips of wood and then you can paint it. After that, adhere the star stickers to complete the project.{found on site}.

Festive wreaths.

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This is a very fun and original wreath design. To make it you need lots of bottle caps, a circular wooden or foam frame, spray paint in three colors (red, white and blue), glue and a white ribbon. Understanding the process is easy.{found on ourfamilyattic}.

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Another idea would be to use a garland to make a wreath for the front door. You’ll need a wreath form and some glue. Glue one end of the garland onto the form and then tightly wrap it around. Glue the other end as well as you’re done.{found on loveseweetlove}.

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Here’s another colorful project. For this one you’ll need lots of artificial flowers. Remove all the flower tops from the stems and adhere them to the wreath form. If they’re not colored, make sure you give them a makeover. Then add the stars.{found on scrapallday}.

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To make this festive wreath you also need flowers. Cut the stems off and glue them one by one to the wreath form. Glue the stars on and ribbon or other decorations too if you have any that you really like.{found on simplycraftyblog}.

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This tulle wreath is also quite good-looking. To make it you need a Styrofoam wreath form, matte white tulle spools, matte red tulle spools, blue glitter tulle spools, ribbon, stars and a hot glue gun and scissors.{found on itsamueggelife}.

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For this beautiful wreath you’ll need a Styrofoam form and lots of red felt. Cut out little red stars and attach them all to the wreath with pins. It will take lots of time to complete this so be patient and persistent.{found on naptimecrafting}.

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This wreath featured pinwheels which you can print out onto wrapping paper. Glue them down onto the wreath. To make them double-sided, glue two printouts together and cut diagonal lines. The wreath is made of thin branches.{found on fleecefun}.

Themed decorations.

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This stripe bunting is very cute and beautiful and you can use it indoors and outdoors as well. To make it you need watercolor paper, watercolors, paintbrushes, ribbon or twine and a hole punch.{found on thesweetestoccasion}.

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To make these fun confetti popper rockets you need colored paper, tissue paper, stickers and marker pens, confetti, twine or string, tape, glue, beads and ribbon. You can either make the confetti yourself with craft punches or buy it.{found on alphamom}.

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This cute little garland is very easy to make and it only takes around 5 minutes to complete. Punch circles from colored paper in two different circles and sew them together into a garland.{found on momscraftyspace}.

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To make these tin can windsocks you first have to clean the cans. Then spray paint them, let them dry and decorate them with stars and ribbon strips. Glue the strips to the open end of the can and alternate the colors.{found on wilson}.