11 Fourth Of July Crafts You Can Easily DIY For Party Decorations

by Johanna Silver
Johanna is a writer who lives, works, and volunteers in New York.

Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means it’s time to gear up for barbecues, fireworks, and fun in the sun with friends and family.

The patriotic, pride-filled holiday is the perfect time to celebrate with loved ones, as well as bust out some of those summer recipes and Fourth of July crafts you’ve been bookmarking.

The Fourth is synonymous with red, white, and blue — so it’s only natural to want to incorporate them into your festivities as frequently as possible. Fortunately, we have plenty of fun and easy projects below that are covered in your favorite summer-color combination.

Whether you’re looking for cute Fourth of July crafts for your kids to enjoy, or are looking to wow your guests with a star-spangled centerpiece, there’s a DIY party decoration idea for you in this list.

So ready your crafting arsenal and check down below for all of these fun Fourth of July crafts that are sure to make your Independence Day amazing.

1. Patriotic Mason Jar Lids 

red white and blue mason jar lids

Nothing screams summer more than than Mason jars, and they also happen to be a huge crafting staple! If you’re planning to serve up some Fourth of July cocktails in Mason jars, why not step up the theme and make them extra patriotic? The key to making these fun Mason jar lids is to replace the tin cap with a colorful paper cutout — check out the entire easy project!

2. Patriotic Paper Stars

Folded paper stars

Paper Fourth of July crafts are so pretty and easy to whip up with very little effort. These Fourth of July craft stars are so stunning, you won’t believe that they’re made out of paper. It’s all in the strategic little folds, detailed in the full instructions.

3. Red, White, And Blue Ring Toss

Patriatic ring toss

Summer celebrations wouldn’t be complete without some lawn games. The shining sun just begs for you to grab friends or family and head outside for some fun physical activities during your Fourth Of July party. This DIY ring toss is perfect for all ages and is easy to make, so long as you have some old bottles laying around.

4. Star-Spangled Pinwheels

Colorful pinwheels

Pinwheels are another kid-friendly trinket — they’re so entertaining, and are safer for young hands than fireworks are. These Fourth of July-themed ones will definitely get them in the summer spirit — all you need to do is follow the template to create this easy Fourth of July kid craft.

5. American Flag Mason Jars

5. American Flag Mason Jars

Mason jars make everything more crafty, so why not incorporate them wherever you can? These patriotic jars can be turned into candles for the perfect Fourth of July centerpiece. All you need is paint and some peel-away paper… and a few of the Mason jars we know you have stored away somewhere.

6. Colorful Clothespin Wreath

6. Colorful Clothespin Wreath

Wreathes aren’t just for winter holidays — July Fourth wreaths are also all the rage. But rather than fussing over a bunch or different materials, you can make an easy Fourth of July wreath using clothespins and paint.

7. Fourth Of July Headband

Patriotic headband

Want to wear your patriotism on the Fourth? All you need to make an adorable Fourth of July headband are two pieces of stretch fabric and a few strategic stitches — we’re sure you’ll want to make at least 10 more!

8. Patriotic Quilt

8. Patriotic Quilt

This quilt is so cool because of what comprises it — a whole bunch or bandanas. Though it takes a little bit longer, this quilt would surely impress anyone at your Fourth of July party. It’s also perfect for picnics and other summer activities.

9. DIY Tiki Torches


Tiki torches allow you to enjoy your outdoor Fourth of July party well into the night — they don’t easily extinguish, which offers light and also a little warmth once the sun goes down. You’ll need some leftover bottles to make this DIY project, but the results are well worth it.

10. Patriotic Flower Pot

Pot with stars and stripes

Summer is also the season when flowers and potted plants are their happiest. To celebrate your plants on the Fourth of July, you can paint your flower pots so they are extra patriotic.

11. Fourth Of July Craft Centerpiece

Mason jar candle

Want another way to make a sweet, star-spangled centerpiece for the Fourth of July? All you need is an American flag cutout, a flameless candle, and a few more Mason jars to make a great big, glowing candle.

There are so many Fourth of July crafts you can try for your upcoming celebrations — don’t forget to SHARE this list with friends and family who are also excited for Independence Day!