Summer is here! Now that the grill is out and the swimming pool is open for the season, it’s time to start planning your Fourth of July party. To get inspired, look no further. We compiled a list of 30 patriotic ideas for everything from your flower pots to your mantel piece. Get out your crafting supplies and scroll through for some red, white, and blue inspiration.
1. Fourth of July Mantel
Make your mantel extra festive with cute pinwheels and red accessories. Check I Heart Nap Time‘s blog post for free banner printables too!
2. Fourth of July Flag Cake
Even the inside of your cake can be patriotic with this creative recipe from Glorious Treats! Your guests are sure to be impressed when you cut them a piece of the red, white, and blue dessert.
3. Vintage Fourth of July
Add some old school Americana flare to your Fourth of July party with these DIY decorations. Check out Lia Griffith‘s blog post for printable patterns, invites, and more.
4. DIY Cork Push Pin Art
Anders Ruff created a cute custom backdrop with cork pushpins. These simple firework patterns add a patriotic touch to a blank canvas.
5. Patriotic Tablescape
Add red, white, and blue to different details of your table setting like the silverware, napkins, and centerpieces to make your tablescape pop. Visit Kara’s Party Ideas to see even more patriotic party accessories.
6. Fourth of July Gift Basket
Fill tiny red or blue tins with patriotic treats for your guests to take home with them like I Heart Nap Time crafters did with these star-studded pails. You can even decorate the tins and customize them with each guests’ name.
7. Mini Firework Mobile
Mobiles are not just for baby rooms! These adorable DIY mobiles from Merrythought are a great addition to your Fourth of July party. Hang above the dessert table or outside on your porch for a pop of color.
8. Patriotic Wreath
Decorate your door with patriotic decor! This ruffled wreath from Capital B is sure to brighten the front of your house.
9. Patriotic Paper Flowers
These paper flowers are sure to bring some color to your table display. They are also a great craft activity for the kids! Visit Live, Laugh, Rowe for a tutorial.
10. Stars and Stripes Flower Pot
Add a patriotic touch to your flower pots with this fun craft activity from Lolly Jane! This stars and stripes pot is sure to make any red flower pop.
11. USA Map Door Hanger
If you are a crafting queen, try this wooden USA door hanger from Where the Smiles Have Been. You are sure to be the envy of all your neighbors with this on your front door!
12. Duct Tape Banner
For an easy DIY craft, use supplies you already have in the house to make this banner from Chic California. All you need is duct tape and twine!
13. Burlap Flag Pillow
This burlap flag pillow is super easy and looks like its right out of a magazine ad! Check out the full tutorial on Simply Kierste to add a patriotic touch to your outdoor furniture.
14. Tassel Garland
Your kids are sure to love running through this dramatic tassel garland from the Scrap Shoppe Blog. Simply cut up plastic tablecloths, tie them to a rope, and pick the perfect spot in your backyard.
15. Denim and Burlap Garland
If you are looking for a garland that literally lights up the room, this is the one for you! Cut up denim and burlap, and tie it around mini lights to brighten up your party. For more detailed instructions on how to create this Americana party decor, check out the full post from Create Craft Love.
16. Bandana Bowl Covers
These creative bowl covers from Sadie Seasongoods will keep your watermelon and pasta salad safe from all the critters outside. Plus, the bandana pattern is perfect for a patriotic summer party!
17. Red, White, and Blue Lanterns
Have your kids help you with these cute paper lanterns from Made with Happy. You can make them small or extra large depending on the space, and you likely have all of the supplies at home already.
18. 3D Star Banner Printables
If you are looking for a small accent piece for your mantel or dessert table, this is the decoration for you. Simply head over to Hawthorne and Main, print out the adorable stars and hang them where you need an extra pop of red, white, and blue.
19. Firework Photo Prop
No party is complete without photo props! Put together these DIY firework props from Spark and Chemistry so your party guests can fill their Instagram feeds with adorable party shots.
20. Red, White and Blue Marbling
Turn plain white tile into patriotic coasters with this easy marbling technique. Head on over to Rhapsody in Rooms for a step-by-step guide on how to create the cutest coasters for your Fourth of July party!
21. Patriotic Flower Pot
For a more rustic centerpiece, convert your old soup cans into cute painted flower pots like Mom 4 Real. This is another good craft if you are looking for ways to get yours kids involved with the party decor.
22. Lawn Stars
If you have a big, grassy backyard, add some spray painted stars to it for a patriotic pop. The crafters at Concrete Cottage say you can paint stars across your whole lawn in under an hour!
23. USA Frames
For indoor decor, whip up these USA frames with glitter, scrapbook paper, and spray paint from Eighteen25. They can sit on the mantle alongside all your family photos.
24. Pinwheel Centerpiece
This fun pinwheel centerpiece from Between Naps on the Porch will liven up your table. If you use this arrangement idea outside, a light breeze will provide showy entertainment for your guests as the pinwheels spin in the breeze.
25. Fourth of July Quilt
For all of the quilters, this is the perfect craft for you! This beautiful red, white, and blue quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew will add Americana flare to your home all year-round.
26. Patriotic Chalkboard Sign
If you have a chalkboard at home, write a simple message to welcome all of your guests. This mantelpiece, created by the Golden Sycamore, makes for a beautiful and elegant party.
27. Patriotic Mantel Decor
Add all of your red, white and, blue home decor to your mantel to create a cost-effective display. Scan through your home to see what you can put together. Check out the Crafted Sparrow to see what other everyday home items can be put together for a chic centerpiece.
28. Patriotic Table Runner
Have your kids help you create an easy DIY table runner from Remodelando de Casa. All you need is fabric, tape and sharpies or fabric paint and you can add this patriotic runner to your table.
29. Ruffled Flag Pillows
If you are handy with a sewing machine, bring the flag to your front porch in a new way! These ruffled flag pillows from Kathy’s Cottage are a perfect addition to an old school, Americana themed party.
30. Fourth of July Sparkler Prints
Add a touch of cuteness to your sparklers by wrapping the boxes in this fun printable. Your guests are sure to have a sparkling Fourth of July with this party favor from Lil Luna.
If you are overwhelmed by all of the patriotic party ideas, we have made an easy visual for you with our top picks from the 30 decorations above. Get the party started with these cute crafts for everything from your mantelpiece to your front porch.
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