Decorating for the Fourth of July is a fun and engaging activity for the whole family. You don’t have to be a master at crafting in order to bring patriotic cheer to your home, and you also don’t have to break the bank doing so. Here are some simple DIY decorations for the Fourth of July to help spruce up your existing decor for the summer months.
- Clay Flower Pot Makeover
Purchase a simple clay pot from your local store and red, white and blue acrylic paint. On the top rim of the clay pot, paint a solid blue strip all the way across this area. On the bottom portion of the pot, paint red and white stripes – remember, they don’t have to be exact unless you want to go through the hassle of taping of sections. Add white stars to the blue section and fill your pot with any patriotic colored flowers and place the pot either inside your house or on the front porch.
- Revamp Your Wood Pallet
A wood pallet can be purchased from any hardware store in your area, or sometimes found at thrift stores or occasionally on the side of the road. Paint the top left corner blue, like an American flag, and the rest of the pallet alternating red and white stripes. Add either one giant metal star (from a craft store), or add white stars to the blue section.
- DIY Patriotic Banner
If you have scrapbook paper laying around, this will be the perfect craft for you. Purchase burlap pennants at your local craft store in the shape of choice (look for triangles or other pennant shapes), and cut your paper to be the same shape but 1-1.5 inches smaller. Glue the paper to the burlap to keep it in place and punch two holes at the top of the pennant, about 2 inches apart. Take jute string and string your pennants through the holes to make a banner. Add as many pennants as desired and hang on your entry way opening or mantle to decorate for the holiday.
- Mason Jar Candle Holder
For a simple but beautiful decoration, print off a picture of an American flag, about 3-4 inches tall. Add sand to the bottom of the mason jar, covering about 1/4 of the jar. Drop a tea-light candle into the center of the sand and place the picture (with a few dabs of hot glue) to the back of the inside of the jar. Light your candle and enjoy the beauty!
- Patriotic Wreath
Some people love to decorate their front doors with a wreath for adding a personal touch to each holiday. At your local craft store, purchase a metal wreath frame (most of the time these are a dark green color) and a bag or two, depending on the size of your wreath frame, of close pins. Simply clip your close pins side by side all the way around your wreath frame, and then paint the top left quarter blue. The remaining clips can be painted red and white stripes, a good rule of thumb is to alternate every 5 close pins for a nice look.
- Bouquet of Lollipops
Well, to be honest we suggest you use a Tootsie Pop instead of a lollipop to make this adorable decoration. All you have to do is purchase a bag of red and blue Tootsie Pops and arrange them in a metal bucket to place on the center of the table for your holiday party or leave it on your entry way table for guests to enjoy as they come and go from your home. You can add a ribbon or a strand of burlap around the middle of the bucket to add another element of decoration, or keep it simple and how it is. People will enjoy looking at this cute decoration, or enjoy eating a Tootsie Pop since it will be readily available.
- DIY Patriotic Wall Art
If you are not the crafty-type, consider going online and printing off patriotic wall hangings off of Etsy or even create your own with patriotic sayings. All you have to do is print them, place in a photo frame, and hang on your wall. This is a great way to decorate for any holiday, simply change the paper in the frame and enjoy the touch of holiday cheer all year long.
The Internet and Pinterest have several other suggestions for DIY decorations for the 4th of July that are easy and quick to make. We hope these suggests will help you get started on transforming your home into a festive place for the summer months and help you feel more patriotic for the 4th of July.
My name is Jordan and I am an editor at DIYerHacks. I love to work on different projects that reuse and recycle materials. I love the feeling of working with my hands and making something from nothing out of them! When I’m not working on a project, I usually spend my downtown hanging with friends and attempting to live my best life!