15 Handmade Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July

Handmade party decorations and crafts really set a fun and festive mood. We love getting in the red, white, and blue spirit at our house. Here are some fun & simple DIYs to get you party-ready.

 

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  • Upcycle a Sixpack Caddy 1 of 15
    Upcycle a Sixpack Caddy
    This cool DIY transforms your basic six pack box into a caddy for your party. This project is an awesome way to recycle!
    Instructions over at Design Sponge
  • DIY Ribbon Flag Toppers 2 of 15
    DIY Ribbon Flag Toppers
    Create your own ribbon flag toppers with this awesome tutorial. Your desserts will thank you.
    Instructions over at Style Me Pretty
  • Firecracker Pop Tea Towels 3 of 15
    Firecracker Pop Tea Towels
    Hang up some festive tea towels in your bathroom for your party guests. These firecracker pop towels are so cute.
    See the how-to over at Hello Lucky
  • Paper Sparklers 4 of 15
    Paper Sparklers
    Lit sparklers in tiny hands makes my heart beat fast. Whip up these paper sparklers so your toddler doesn't miss any of the fun!
    See the tutorial at Say Yes to Hoboken
  • Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers 5 of 15
    Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers
    These 3" x 3" pinwheels are perfect for topping your cupcakes. Bonus, they will serve as entertainment long after the cupcakes are gone!
    See how to make them over at The Long Thread
  • DIY Star Banner 6 of 15
    DIY Star Banner
    Glittery stars are a great way to decorate a party table. These are really simple to make and would be fun to make with kids!
    Instructions can be found over at Better Homes and Gardens
  • Patriotic Snack Cups 7 of 15
    Patriotic Snack Cups
    Make your own easy-to-hold snack cups. Simply print out the download, cut, and attach with tape!
    See full instructions at Skip to my Lou
  • Confetti Popper Rockets 8 of 15
    Confetti Popper Rockets
    Kids will love this craft! Fill these rockets with treats. Pull on them and treats fall down.
    See the tutorial over at Alpha Mom
  • Mason Jar Luminaries 9 of 15
    Mason Jar Luminaries
    Light up the path to your house with these red, white, and blue luminaries. Have your kids help you with this craft.
    Instructions can be found at Four Flights of Fancy
  • Watermelon on a Stick 10 of 15
    Watermelon on a Stick
    Go the extra mile for your guests and put popsicle sticks in watermelon slices. Kids and adults alike will love it!
    Inspiration found at The Sweetest Occasion
  • Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad 11 of 15
    Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad
    Speaking of watermelon... I love this idea of cutting it into star shapes. The red mixed with the blueberries is a must.
    Read more at Wit and Whistle
  • Waterproof Coasters 12 of 15
    Waterproof Coasters
    These coasters are so rad! Cover patriotic print-outs with contact paper.
    See the full tutorial at Merriment Designs
  • Star Lanterns 13 of 15
    Star Lanterns
    Makeover your plain chinese lanterns with this fun DIY. I love them hanging at different heights. So pretty.
    See the tutorial over at Martha Stewart
  • Party Favors 14 of 15
    Party Favors
    Make favors for your guests out of mail tubes. These will make great decorations until they get snatched up.
    Tutorial available at Good Housekeeping
  • Whimsical Garland 15 of 15
    Whimsical Garland
    This great no-sew project uses felt and ribbon to create a holiday garland. I love the idea of using this at Memorial Day parties too!
    Tutorial over at Better Homes and Gardens

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