5 DIY Crafts to Celebrate Independence Day in America
On July 4, 1776, the United States gained independence of its thirteen colonies from England. Every year on July 4th Americans come together and celebrate this holiday through firework shows and family barbecues. We have put together a list of the top 5 DIY (do it yourself) crafts to make your party planning easier.
1. American Flower Pot
This simple American flower pot makes a great decoration for your porch. Celebrate this 4th of July with great decorations that look rustic and very “home made.” Blogger Lolly Jane created this great flower pot using the following materials.
Materials to buy:
- DecoArt‘s white Everlasting, Red Romance, and Blue Legacy
- Foam brushes
- 10″ flower pot
- 3M painters tape
- sanding sponge
- 1/4″ vinyl lettering stars (stickers from the dollar store would work too!)
2. Patriotic Sign
This is an easy front door decoration for your 4th of July celebration! You just need a few plates and some paint to get this done in no time.
Blogger Jennifer Allwood says the hardest part is finding the pallets so plan ahead of time for this DIY craft!
3. American Flag Lantern Jars
Have some mason jars left over from your last party? Make these great lanterns for this 4th of July. Thrifty Decor Chick created this simple craft by using some tiny American flags and taking the sticks out, a few LED lights, and some sand. This is a great decoration for your outside porch to have a source of light all night long.
4. Recycled Bottle Centerpiece
Don’t throw away your used bottles! You’ll need them for this project. With some paint, stickers, and American flags you will have a great centerpiece.
At the picket fence recommends the following supplies:
- Empty glass bottles (remove labels and wash in sudsy water. let dry)
- Dual primer and spray paint
- Embellishments for your bottles (stickers, twine, washi tape, etc.)
- Items to place in your bottles
- A stand for your centerpiece (I made one out of a patriotic plate and bowl)
5. Pinwheel Wreath
This is a wreath you’ll make a 4th of July tradition for many years to come. Gather the supplies bellow and get to work to make this just in time for this year’s celebration.
Blooming Homestead suggests the following supplies:
- Red, White, and Blue Cardstock (I used 12×12)- cut into 4″ by 4″ squares, I also cut a few 3″ by 3″ squares to use in the center.
- Glue gun & glue sticks
- Paper Trimmer
- Cardboard for backing (or buy precut baking rounds)
- Bakers twine (to hang finished wreath)
- White scrapbook paper
- Paper mache star
- Silver spray paint
- Paper tube (paper towel or toilet paper tube)
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Magdianis Martinez is a University of Florida advertising alumni and a marketing specialist intern at US Ready. She was born in Cuba but spent most of her childhood growing up in Miami, Florida. From a young age, she embraced her ethnicity and is prideful in being able to help other international students find their passions through the comfort in the United States. Her favorite things about growing up in Miami was the food and high representation of culture within the city.