4th of july decorations

10 Ridiculously Fun and Easy DIY 4th of July Decorations

4th of July is such a festive time to celebrate our independence with our dearest family and friends. What’s not to love? The fireworks shows, the backyard barbecues, the pool parties, community parades, and especially the fun red, white and blue 4th of July decorations.

For those of you who have planned an event for this holiday you surely noticed that buying a bunch of 4th of July decorations from your local party store can get quite pricey. So why not get out the glue gun, glitter and puffy paint, channel your inner-Martha Stewart and get the entire family involved in making your home look spectacular for the 4th?

We’ve made it super easy by providing 10 great DIY decoration ideas that you can complete in a snap no matter how crafty you are!

1. 4th of July Mat

patriotic door mat 4th of july decorations

Talk about ridiculously fun and easy! This adorable welcome mat can be completed with just 4 supplies, 4 steps and can potentially cost you as little as $2. There is no better way to welcome your guests.

Image Source via 52 Mantels

2. Stars and Stripes Forever Sign

stars and stripes 4th of july decorations

Mantle pieces are a great way to make a statement in your home for the holidays. This framed sign project is one of our favorites because all it takes is an old piece of wood, a wood frame, paint and stencils.

The distressed painting on the frame adds a classic “rustic” touch that will set the tone for all of the other decorations throughout your home.

Image Source via  The Diary of Dave’s Wife 

3. Red White and Blue Banner

red white and blue banner 4th of july decorations

You would normally think stars and strips when planning your 4th of July decorations, not polka dots! But how adorable is this banner made using a burlap banner decor kit (this one was purchased at Michaels)?

Image Source via Eighteen 25

4. Patriotic Garden Flag

patriotic 4th of july decorations

It seems like burlap is the crafting material of the season so pick up an extra piece and make this fun Garden Flag to show your Independence Day spirit to everyone driving by.

Image Source via  Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

5. USA Letters

DIY 4th of july letters

USA! Show your patriotic flare with by proudly displaying these big paper machete letters. We love the idea of using paper machete letters and simple rolled up pieces of foam sheets to fill in them in. So creative and fun!

Image Source via The Girl Creative

6. Red White and Blue Tassels

red white and bule yarn 4th of july decorations

Yarn and Bleach, that’s it! You might already have these items in your home and could make these decorative tassels today!

Image Source via Sisters Suitcase Blog

7. Patriotic Ribbon Wreath

DIY 4th of July ribbon wreath
This is one of those DIY projects that is so spectacular it is hard to believe how easy it is. And we sure are thankful for that.All you have to do is purchase a straw wreath from the craft store and any combination of red, white and blue patterned ribbons and simply tie them around the wreath.

Easy and beautiful!Image Source via Landeelu

8. Patriotic Place Settings

patriotic place setting 4th of july decorations

These adorable place settings are made using pre-made burlap bags and simply using acrylic paint to add the flag graphic. Add your utensils and a folded red, white or blue bandana and you’ll be dressing your party table to perfection!

Image Source via A Night Owl Blog 

9. Rocket Centerpiece

rocket centerpiece 4th of july decorations

This is a really fun 4th of July decoration idea to do with the kids. Let them choose their favorite red, white and blue scrapbooking paper and help them roll, glue and decorate. Place all of your family’s finished rockets in a bucket and it’ll be an explosive centerpiece for your party.

Image Source via Better Homes and Gardens

10. Flag and Gum Ball Vases

flag and gum ball vases 4th of july decorations

No need to buy flowers to decorate around your party. Instead, place red, white and blue gum balls in glass vases, stick flags in them and place them all around your home and backyard.

An added bonus is that you can give these to your party guests as they walk out the door as fun favors.

Image Source via All You

And don’t forget to check out our great selection of 4th of July cards on Oubly. You could personalize yours and use them as memorable place cards at your 4th of July picnic table.

Vicki Dean

Vicki Dean

is a writer, marketing guru and mother of 4 ridiculously energetic daughters. She is passionate about creating an environment of laughter and happiness in her home, is addicted to social media, and knows more about celebrities and pop culture than US Weekly. When she is not with her family or on her iPad, she enjoys challenging herself by learning new things like how to cook or play tennis.

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