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9 Patriotic Crafts for your Fourth of July Party

Celebrate in style with these fun Fourth of July crafts

By Stephanie Huling, Porch June 29, 2016


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With the long weekend coming up, there is plenty of time to DIY your own party essentials for your festive Fourth of July celebration! From party decorations and lawn games to treats and drinks, we’ve got you covered this Independence Day with everything red, white, and blue.

1. Burlap Flag Pillows

Using a burlap pillow cover, painters tape, vinyl stencils and some spray paint, you can make your own American flag pillows. Great for outdoor benches or chairs, these flag pillows will add the perfect patriotic pop! Get the instructions, here.

Simply Kierste

Image Credit: Simply Kierste

2. Homemade Star Sidewalk Chalk

In just three easy steps, this homemade sidewalk chalk can bring fun for the whole family! Using plaster, star molds and colorful dye, in 24 hours you are ready to chalk for the Fourth of July! Find the full tutorial for this DIY chalk, here.

Christy Robbins

Image Credit: Christy Robbins

3. Patriotic Punch

This Independence Day punch is fit for all ages! Mixing cranberry juice, blue Gatorade and some Diet 7 Up, you can have this patriotic punch at your Fourth of July bash.

Big Bear's Wife

Image Credit: Big Bear’s Wife

4. Stars and Stripes Cornhole

Cornhole is a favorite at any backyard BBQ, but this stars and stripes bean bag toss board set will be a hit at your Fourth of July party! Find out how to DIY your own set, here.

Charles and Hudson

Image Credit: Charles and Hudson

5. American Flag Water Blob

A great alternative to a pool, this waterbed meets slip-n-slide will be the main attraction of your backyard this Fourth of July! Follow this simple tutorial to DIY your own water blob this weekend.

Club ChicaCircle

Image Credit: Club Chica Circle

6. Red, White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

No party is complete without dessert! While you’re at the grocery store getting your BBQ essentials, remember to pick up a box of rice krispies, marshmallows and red, white and blue candy melts to make these patriotic rice krispie treats.

Life Love and Sugar

Image Credit: Life, Love, and Sugar

7. American Flag Mason Jar Votives

Our friends over at Michaels brought us this patriotic votive candle holder DIY just in time for the holiday weekend! Check out the list of supplies and directions to make your own, here.


Image Credit: Michaels

8. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Five ingredients later, you can have these delicious and patriotic strawberries that are almost too pretty to eat! Get the recipe, here.

Dessert Now Dinner Later

Image Credit: Dessert Now Dinner Later

9. American Flag Wood Pallet

You can DIY this American flag wood pallet art in just under an hour and it will only cost you around $15! Follow this step-by-step tutorial to create your own patriotic wood pallet decor for your front porch or backyard.

Shanty 2 Chic

Image Credit: Shanty 2 Chic



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