Ready to get festive this Fourth of July? Here are 6 easy and inexpensive crafts to set the perfect scene for your patriotic soiree. Your family will “ohh” and “ahh” over your handiwork, and you’ll be delighted at all the money you’ll save by making your own Fourth of July decor!
1. Fourth of July Mason Jars
What’s more American than mason jars? Mason jars painted to represent an American flag, that’s what! These will take you less than 30 minutes, but they’ll look like high-end, designer decor. Use tape to paint the stripes, and stickers or stencils for the stars. If you’re aiming for the vintage look, just dab the drying paint with a paper towel in a few places, varying the pressure each time.
2. Patriotic Porch Columns
Dress up your front porch with these charming column banners! They’re incredibly easy to make, and you can usually find burlap material pre-printed with the stripes and stars. If not, painting burlap is a snap! Just fold the striped portion into a corner, and iron or sew together.
3. Red & Blue Ribbon Runner
This fun DIY craft is the perfect addition to your Fourth of July tablescape. To make your own, just cut even slits in the burlap and run the ribbon through. This quick DIY should only take about 20 minutes. Be sure to replicate the striped and solid combination for the best look.
4. Patriotic Coasters
These Fourth of July DIY Coasters will last you for many patriotic parties to come! You’ll just need to Mod Podge the stars and stripes (or full flags) scrapbook paper onto tiles. Use consistent horizontal strokes when applying the Mod Podge for the cool, antique look seen here.
5. Patriotic Table Number or Food Embellishment
Is your version of the American dream more nautical in nature? Well then, this is the perfect Fourth of July table decor craft for you! Simply select some patriotic fabric or paper, and attach it to a dowel using a hot glue gun. For the sail’s number, you can use a sticker, a scrapbooking accessory, or just paint it on yourself. The best part is, you can use this table centerpiece for the rest of summer too!
6. Painted Driftwood Wreath
We also love this red, white and blue wreath from DIYNetwork.com. Greet guests and passers-by with patriotic flair for the Fourth and year-round. Click through the gallery below to learn how.
This guest post comes from Diana Mackie and our friends at Hometalk.
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