DIY Your 4th of July Decor with these 15 Projects

The Fourth of July can be a sneaky holiday. You’re deep into your summer projects and spoonfuls of ice cream when suddenly, it’s the day of fireworks and sparklers. While you might get caught running to the store for burgers and watermelon, you don’t have to worry about your house feeling festive for the occasion. These 15 fun crafts will help you get your home Fourth of July ready in a snap.

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Let’s start with a little American pride right on your front door. This adorable bunting wreath is the perfect first impression to make for the Fourth. The best part is that if you don’t glue down your decorations, you can change the colors along with the holidays or seasons. (via Vicky Barone)

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I could find a lot of places to put these. Sparkly firework mobiles would be perfect hanging from your front porch or above your buffet table or even out under your pergola. They promise to add a patriotic flair wherever you put them. (via The Merrythought)

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What’s a party without balloons, right? Instead of spending your money on the classic red, white and blue, invest in some of the larger balloons and decorate them with star stickers. You won’t be embarrassed to mark your mailbox with these! (via Design Improvised)

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Some days, your fingers are just itching for a project that takes more than an hour. Consider busting out your embroidery thread to make these patriotic patterns for your gallery wall.It will be a great way to spend the week leading up to the Fourth. (via The Pink Samurai)

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Whether you’re having a big fancy dinner or a casual barbecue, you’ll have a table that needs decorating. A burlap flag runner is the perfect piece of rustic decor to remind you of old time corn husking, truck driving, fiddle playing America. (via Everyday Dishes and DIY)

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Fourth of July is known for it’s late night parties, so it’s important that your guests feel welcome from the time they arrive to the time they depart. You can achieve that by lighting the way to their cars so they won’t get lost when they leave. And these mason jar luminaries are the perfect solution. (via Addicted to DIY)

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When pineapples are in, you’ll find a way to use them into any holiday decor. Even the Fourth. A can of spray paint can give you the trendiest yet most patriotic centerpiece on Instagram. Plus sparklers because when you can include sparklers, you darn well include sparklers. (via Freutcake)

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DIYing your own tassel garland is no strange idea. But have you thought of making one in the good ol’ red, white and blue? It’s a simple way to decorate any space you’ll be using to entertain family and friends. You might even let them hang until it’s time to put up your Autumn colors. (via My Sister’s Suitcase)

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If you’re focusing on the food this year, consider doing an easy project like this. Just some star stickers, a couple candles and a few minutes can give you a patriotic centerpiece that will be simple yet festive. That’s a win win for you. (via Good Housekeeping)

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Outdoor lights are essential for any outdoor entertaining space. Jazz up yours by creating these paper stars in the flag colors. You would never suspect that such an easy project would add so much Fourth of July flair. (via Lia Griffith)

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If this isn’t a good reason to save your Christmas tinsel, I don’t know what is. Make these sparkler sticks and put them in cupcakes and fruit and make drink stirrers and all kinds of sparkly fun. You’ll have the best Fourth food on the block. (via Kaley Ann)

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Time to root through your ribbon box and use up all the red and white bits. The kids can help you with this gorgeous flag that you won’t mind hanging on your porch all year round. You can even let the kids make mini ones that they can take home when the party is over. (via Craftiments)

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Did you really forget about the Fourth until last minute? While you’re out buying burgers, grab a couple rolls of paper streamers of patriotic colors and string them up on your outdoor lights. Now all you need is some serious dancin’ music for a fiery good time. (via Style Me Pretty)

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Some people prefer to sit and eat a proper dinner at the table. If you’re the one who’s holding a fancy Fourth of July dinner party, make these muslin placemats for your table so everyone can get in on the firecracker fun. (via Hello Natural)

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Are you pining to fill a blank wall? Or maybe your patio is looking a little bare. Just some paper and string make an easy bunting that you can use in your living room or even across the back of your house. Did I mention that a flag bunting opens up all kinds of bunting options? (via The House That Lars Built)