Fourth of July planning is in full swing. The menu has been planned, friends and family have been invited, and your house has been cleaned. The only thing you need is to add some spark to your party! We have found some easy, do it yourself decorations for all the festivities this holiday weekend. Also get your kids engaged and involved with some crafts just for them!
Crafts for you
1: Red, White, and Blue Mason Jars
Stop by the craft store and grab some acrylic paint, a couple mason jars, and enamel spray paint. This beautiful and simple design by Linda will have your guests raving!
2: Fourth of July Wreath
Thriving Home takes you through this easy, fun creative tutorial. They recommend grabbing a few friends and having a craft night. Festive with red, white, and blue creates a bright addition for your party!
3: Patriotic String Lights
These festive globes made of yarn are so fun to assemble, the whole family will want to join in! Jonathan Fong found this craft works great as a garland or draped across a table or bowl!
4:Flag Table Runner
This is the perfect addition for your Fourth of July decor! It is super easy, quick and there is no sewing involved! This craft is made with burlap which is an ideal fabric because it is so easy to work with! Everyday Dishes recommends making your runner longer than necessary just to make sure you and your table are covered.
5: Patriotic Ribbon Topiary
Another great decoration craft is this fun topiary. As Courtney lists, all you need is a large Styrofoam ball, a clay pot, a wood dowel, some straight pins, and lots of ribbon! All this ribbony goodness can be the centerpiece for your festive table!
Crafts for the kids
1: Popsicle Stick Flag
This craft is a great excuse to get your fingers messy with paint and glue! Get the kids involved and let them build some childhood crafting memories with you. You can also turn this craft by Sherri into a banner with a little bit a string.
2: Patriotic Necklace
Buggy and Buddy has another great idea to keep the kids busy. This patriotic craft is super easy to make, inexpensive, and is a great opportunity for fine motor practice. After your kid make their own bracelets, they can make more to gift to their friends!
3: Pipe Cleaner Sparklers
This safe alternative is a way for kids to have fun without the fire. Make and Takes breaks down the steps for this simple and fun craft!
4: Fork Fireworks
All you need is a fork, paper, craft paint, and a paper plate to make this clever fireworks display. A Thrifty Mom offers this budget friendly craft that will entertain your kids for well over an hour!
5: Patriotic Hand Print Flag
This cute craft is a blast for the kids while also providing you with a lasting way to cherish your kids hand prints and footprints. As B-Inspired Mama suggests, hang this flag craft up or better yet, make it into a card to send out to a Veteran or Service Member.