This Independence Day, ditch the store-bought ornaments and opt to show off your American pride by making your own 4th of July arts and crafts home decorations! They’re customizable, inexpensive, and most importantly, fun to make!
Fun 4th of July Arts and Crafts Projects the Whole Family Will Love
1. Faux Red, White, and Blue Fireworks Garland
If your hosting an Independence Day party and will have a lot of kids at the venue, we encourage you to keep the celebration 100% safe and firecracker-free. Instead, opt for this family-friendly faux firecracker garland.
For this DIY wreath, you’ll need a lot of craft and scrapbook papers. You’ll be folding them to take on the shape of triangle firecrackers.
Once you have one or two dozen faux firecrackers made, glue them together to form a small, garland-like circle. You can hang these on the front door.
2. American Flag-Inspired Silverware Pouch
Silverware pouches are classy and sophisticated. They add an air of refinement and elegance to any dinner table. Combine them with thick china and shiny silverware and you’ll have yourself a fancy dinner set that is sure to wow your guests.
This project is actually easier than it looks. In fact, it only involves simple painting and coloring so it’s perfect for kids who want to try their hand at 4th of July arts and crafts.
Grab a few burlap bags, line them with painters tape, then draw the design using your red, white, and blue craft paint colors.
Important: Apart from the added aesthetic, silverware pouches keep your utensils clean and safe. This will help prevent the spread of all kinds of bacteria and viruses.
3. Star-Spangled Lawn
Are you planning to host a barbeque party this coming Independence Day? Jazz up your outdoor living space by spray painting a few red, white, and blue stars on your lawn!
The trick to getting the stars right is to use a piece of cardboard for the outline. Cut out a star on a large piece of cardboard, place the outline on the lawn, then spray the paint into the star-shaped hole.
Make sure you use lawn-safe, water-based construction marking paint. Other options such as acrylic spraint are full of harmful chemicals that might damage and rot your grass.
4. American-Style Burlap Runner
Don’t know how to sew? No problem! Try this no-sew American-style burlap table runner project.
The idea here is to create red, white, and blue streaks on your tablecloth without actually having to use any sewing tools. All you’ll need are some scissors, burlap, and blue and red ribbons.
To get started, cut a few rectangular holes inches away from the edges of your burlap. Then, insert the red and blue ribbons alternately. They should look like the stripes on the fly end of the American flag.
5. Creative Wood Pallet Flag
The goal here is to paint the wooden pallet like an American flag. Using acrylic spray paint will make the painting process much easier, but it can also be quite pricey.
Get creative when making the canton part of the flag. For example, instead of just spray painting the stars, opt to use chicken wire.
6. Banner-Style Table Placemats
This no-sew American flag-inspired table placemat is perfect for arts and crafts enthusiasts of all ages. All you’ll need are some scissors, craft paper, and used placemats.
If you’re feeling a bit creative, you can jazz up the finished products by glazing them with glitter. That will help them stand out from the other 4th of July home decorations.
7. Patriotic USA Wooden Banner
Grab some spare wood and shape them to spell out USA. Then, grab a wooden pallet or small board and nail down the wooden letters.
From here, you’re free to design your wooden banner. You can coat it in red, white, and blue, cover it with stars, or upgrade the banner and turn it into a stand.
8. American Flag-Inspired Clothespin Wreath
Do you have a bunch of spare clothespins just lying around the homestead? Of course, you do! Instead of just letting them lie there, gather dust, and take up space, opt to use them in your next 4th of July arts and crafts project: the American-style clothespin wreath.
The idea is to coat the clothespins in red, white, and blue paint, attach them onto a ring, and then design them with stars and glitters. It’s a very simple activity perfect for all ages.
9. Personalized Wall Art
Personalized wall art pieces can have any design you want. You can paint the American flag, write inspirational texts, or even just coat the boards in red, white, and blue. Let your imagination run wild!
The materials you’ll need for this project vary on a case-by-case basis. However, most of the time, you’ll need a blank wooden canvas, some paint, paintbrushes, and acrylic spray paint.
10. American-Style Flower Mason Jars
Independence Day parties are often marked by flowers. After all, this is the season where plants are in full bloom.
A great way to combine your passion for gardening and love for the country is by showcasing your beautiful flowers in American flag-inspired mason jars.
Grab a bunch of mason jars, coat them in red, white, and blue paint, then leave them to dry. You’re free to alter the designs however you want.
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What makes homemade 4th of July decorations so cool is they are 100% customizable. You are free to alter the way the finished products look so they align the Independence Day theme you want to follow.
To make the most out of the experience, involve your whole family on the project. It’s a great bonding activity. You can even share fun, interesting stories and facts about the history of American Independence Day while working on your 4th of July arts and crafts.
What 4th of July arts and crafts projects do you have lined up for your family? Share your Independence Day itinerary with us in the comments section below!
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