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Red White and Blue Caps for the Fourth - finished red cap

Red White and Blue Caps for the FourthRed, white, and blue caps, Oh My!! With three Dollar Tree caps, some buttons, and wooden stars, you can make a fun and fast craft just in time for the Fourth!

 

Simple and Fun Burlap Wrapped Country Wreath - wreath hanging on a door

Simple and Fun Burlap Wrapped Country WreathI wanted to do another one of my "make it, shoot it, share it, and reuse it" crafts. So I got out my gorgeous ribbon, which is a mix of country burlap and patriotic colors. I hope you like it.

 

Blue Star Wall Hanging - blue plastic tray star hanging

Blue Star Wall HangingI found a plastic star tray that just needed a little something. So that is what I put; just a few buttons and a hand made hanger. Simple and easy, this would be a great project for the kiddos.

 

4th of July Craft Stick Star with Streamers - three of the star decorations lying on a deck

4th of July Craft Stick Star with StreamersThe Fourth of July is right around the corner. Make these cute star ribbon hanging decorations for indoor/outdoor.

 

Faux Firecrackers - final display with plastic blue star bowl and red, white, and blue beads arrayed in front of the four firecrackers

Faux FirecrackersOn pinterest, I found someone who had covered long boxes to look like firecrackers. Well, I found 4 very unigue cylindrical things that I thought looked more like firecrackers, so I went for it! I hope you like them.

 

Americana Ball Wreath - finished wreath hanging on exterior wall

Americana Ball WreathI am into Americana way more than traditional red/white/and blue. So I make things every year that reflect that color choice.

 

Patriotic Window Display - plates hanging in the window

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

 

Star Straw - star straw in a drink glass

Star StrawIf you're hosting a Fourth of July party, this would be a cute touch to add to your straws!

 

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.

 

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!

 

Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Artwork  three color fireworks

Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks ArtworkWith a toilet paper roll, you can achieve fireworks or make a dandelion/flower card using the same concept. This is a very fun activity for both adults and kids. You can make a great piece to hang on the fridge afterwards, or to gift as a card.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

Fourth of July Pie - baked pie

Fourth of July Berry PieIt's easy to make a flag pattern with stars and stripes of dough when making a berry pie. This cute design makes it perfect for Independence Day.

 

Closeup of red, white, and blue strawberries.

4th of July StrawberriesThis is a page about 4th of July strawberries. Decorate fresh strawberries with a Fourth of July color scheme for your holiday party or family meal.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

finished wreath

4th of July Mesh WreathI saw the rolls of mesh at the craft store and wanted to try making a wreath for the 4th of July. I love how it turned out!

 

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.

 

Ft. Vancouver

Fireworks at Fort VancouverMy family and I visited Fort Vancouver for their annual Fourth of July fireworks display. It is a very large park located in Vancouver, Washington, with historic and archeological exhibits and information.

 

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.

 

Red, white, and blue wooden star decoration.

Patriotic Wood StarLay your pattern on the best side of your wood, trace all lines using carbon paper. My pattern happened to fit on a piece of copy paper, but feel free to enlarge or shrink it as you want.

 

Finished shakers.

4th of July Party ShakerRed, white, and yoo-hoo! Celebrate America's Independence Day with these festive noisemakers!

 

Crochet red, white, and blue heart shaped pin.

Red White And Blue Heart PinTwo sizes of hearts for a pin, or magnet. Chain 4, make all stitches in the first chain. 3 trc, 3 dc, chain 1, 1 trc, chain 1, 3 dc, 3 trc, chain 2 slip stitch. Fasten off.

 

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A patriotic Americana angel

Fourth of July AngelsStiffened fabric with felt backing can be made into one of three gifts!

 

Red, white, and blue Lantern

Americana LanternGive your old lantern a new look for your Memorial Day Celebration. This was an old rusty lantern that I gave new life to with an Americana Theme for Memorial Day and can be used as well for 4th of July.

 

car license plate painted as stylized American flag

Car Tag (License Plate) FlagMake an American flag from an old car tag. Spray paint the tag (license plate) using either red or white. That way you will only have to paint one set of stripes. Let dry. Paint on your blue background for stars, let dry. Paint on your other colored stripes, let dry.

 

An American flag showing the stars and stripes.

U.S. Flag EtiquetteCelebrate Independence Day, display your U.S. flag using the proper flag etiquette.

 

Salad served in Uncle Sam hat.

Uncle Sam's Salad BowlI picked up this Uncle Sam hat in the dollar store. They had matching ice buckets, so it dawned on me that putting the two items together would make a nice presentation for the Fourth of July!

 

Saving Money on Fireworks

Saving Money on FireworksWith the 4th of July (U.S. Independence Day) coming soon, here are ideas for saving money on fireworks or fireworks display shows as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Post your own advice here.

 

Flower shaped decoration for the 4th of July.

Firecracker FlowerThis cute kids craft is perfect for the "Fourth Of July." It has a simple flower shape with a glitter like a bursting firecracker. Make one to hang on the wall, or have a group of children each make one, then hang along the wall with red, white, and blue streamers for decoration!

 

Finished wind chime.

Fourth of July Wind ChimeHere's a fun little wind chime your kids will love to make and hang for their Fourth of July Celebration. Place a line of masking tape around the blue plastic disposable cup, 2 - 2 1/2 inches from the bottom. The tape will prevent the cup from splitting when it is cut.

 

two patriotic dogs

Fourth of July Safety for PetsWater your yard to prevent fire works from setting fire to the grass and perhaps the car or the house. Keep the pets inside. It's the worst day of the year for pets. Dogs run off more often on the Fourth of July than any other day.

 

An American flag showing the stars and stripes.

Fourth of July Party PlanningPlanning the hottest Fourth of July party ever? Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks will tickle your guests' tummies, but how about tickling their senses, too? Here are some great tips for transforming your party into an explosive celebration.

 

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