Every year people are always looking forward to the 4th of July. Not only is it a national holiday, it is also just such a fun day to celebrate. The celebrations usually include everything regarding family time. And who doesn’t love to spend time with friends and families. Apart from the super beautiful fireworks, which are a staple of the holiday, people usually mark the day with family gatherings, barbecues, house parties and picnincs. But for every good house party, a good hostess needs proper decor. That is why today, in this article we are going to share with you a few DIY 4th of July decorations and ideas for a patriotic decor in red, white and blue.
If you don’t know how to decorate, American flags are always a good starting point
What are the essential 4th of July decorations?
There are a few things you are probably going to see at every 4th of July celebration. So, without further ado, here they are:
- American flags. After all, July 4th is America’s Independence Day and since the flag is such an important symbol for the nation, it is only natural that you can see it everywhere on this day. Hanging on front porches and walls, used as a table centerpiece, cloths and napkins with the same stars and stripes pattern, you name it.
- Stars and stripes bunting. Bunting is such an interesting piece of decoration. It is made of fabric, which is pleated. In this case the fabric needs to be in red, white and blue. Particularly with a stars and stripes pattern.
- Candle holders. Since the biggest part of the 4th of July celebration is the fireworks, you need to be able to see them. And since most of the time people are celebrating outside, it is good to enjoy dim lights, which are not going to interfere with you enjoying the fireworks. That’s where beautiful candle holders scattered all around come in handy.
No matter what decorations you choose, make sure the red, white and blue color pallette is upheld
Now we would love to present to you and easy DIY bandana wreath in red, white and blue
DIY 4th of July wreath
- 6 each – red, white and blue bandanas
- 16-18-inch wire floral wreath
- 18 gauge galvanized steel wire
- rustic tin stars
- wire cutters
- white and glitter spray paint
- hot glue
Once made, you can reuse this wreath every year
- Cut the bandanas in half following the crease, once unfolded.
- Place the bandana under the wreath, folded in half. Make sure the center of the bandana is on the outside of the wreath.
- Bring the two ends through through the center loop end over the wreath. Pull tight and make sure the ends are even. Repeat with the other bandanas. Alternate red and white for the striped pattern, then once you run out of red and white add the blue bandanas.
- Paint the stars first in white, then add the glitter. Let dry.
- Cut the gauge wire into pieces. The length is up to you, you can even make different lengths for each.
- Glue the wire to the back of each star. Let dry.
- Curl the wire so it looks like the stars are shooting out of the flag.
- Add the stars to the blue section of the wreath by wrapping the end of the wire to floral wreath. Hide it underneath the bandanas.
You don’t even have to glue the bandanas, just tie them
Make sure the wire is in the middle
Easily achievable 3D stars pattern
Stars and stripes wreath
Source: Busy Creating Memories
When in doubt add American flags
Desserts table in red, white and blue is always a good idea
Super creative DIY American flag
DIY Fourth of July decorations
- wooden pallet
- red, white and blue paint
- gel wood stain
- metal or paper mache stars
This is so easy and you can leave it in your yard all year long
- Section off a square at the top corner of the pallet. Paint the rest in red and white in a striped patter.
- Remove the tape and paint the square section in blue.
- Cover the whole pallet with gel wood stain, just make sure it doesn’t have a red tint.
- Paint the stars that you are going to use in white.
- You can either nail them to the pallet in a circle or glue them.
If you are going to nail them, make sure it is in the middle
Source: Jennifer Allwood Home
DIY patriotic mason jar lanterns
- 1 half gallon mason jar
- 2 quart-sized mason jars
- painter’s tape
- paint in red, white and blue with chalky finish
- Trace out small dots and stars from the vinyl and stick them randomly onto the three jars.
- Paint all of the jars in white.
- On the two smaller jars add painter’s tape to resemble the stripes pattern and paint the rest in red. Remove the vinyl stars and dots.
- For the big jar, trace large stars onto the vinyl and stick them next to the other ones. Paint the jar in blue and remove all of the vinyl.
Make sure the tape is spread out evenly
Source: Addicted 2 DIY
Yet another DIY for cute red, white and blue candle holders
Red, white and blue Fourth of July crafts
- long grain rice
- food dye in red and blue
- 3 glasses (the best ones to use are stemless wineglasses, but you can also use mason jars)
- 3 flameless candles
- 2 ziploc bags
- Separate the rice into three equal parts.
- Grab one part of the rice and add it to a ziploc bag. Add 20 drops of the red food dye, close the bag and start shaking it until the rice is red. Repeat the same with second pile with blue food dye.
- Layer the rice into the glass. Start with red add the bottom, white in the middle and blue on top. Don’t fill the glasses all the way up, leave some space off the top.
- Finally add the candle on top and hide it in the rice. Make sure only the flame is showing on top.
Source: From House To Home
Are you ready for even more 4th of July decorations ideas
The fireworks are such a big part of the celebration
Paper fans with the right theme can go a long way
Flowers and flags make for a good centerpiece
Creative 4th of July decorations in red, white and blue
Prepare something for the kids to do, like these water balloons in red, white and blue