Best DIY 4th of July Decorations to Celebrate the Red, White & Blue
45 DIY 4th of July decorations sure to make your Red, White & Blue celebration a success! Check out these quick, easy, & inexpensive crafts for Independence Day inspiration!
It’s time to hang up your neutrals and stuff your earth tones in the closet. The 4th of July is coming, and that means it’s time to pick up, put on and put out all the red, white and blue you can muster. Your country only demands you decorate with primary colors once a year, so let’s make the most of it!
We’ve been scouring the internet for years to come up with this ultimate list of the 45 best, quickest and most affordable DIY 4th of July decorations we’ve found.
Independence Day doesn’t require the dedication or commitment as, say, Christmas decorating, so relax – we’ve got you covered with easy projects that won’t take up too much of your time or put too big a dent in your bank account. Besides, the 4th of July is about being outside with family, friends, and neighbors, and the less time you spend crafting, the more time you have for celebrating the Red, White and Blue with a red, white or brew!
Free 4th of July Watercolor Printables
One of the easiest, quickest and cheapest ways to decorate a space is with free printables. And lucky for you, we have loads of them in The VIP Patch. Check out our beautiful 4th of July watercolor printables – we think you’ll love them!
No-Sew Patriotic Scrap Fabric Flags
Jen from Tatertots and Jello made these *ahem* cute little flags (I didn’t just say that!) from scrap fabric. Always a fan of scrap fabric crafts, Handan is in love with these festive little flags!
DIY 4th of July Flag Garland
I told you my wife loves scrap fabric crafts! We used scrap fabric and an old pair of my jeans (my favorite pair, to be precise) to make this 4th of July garland. Hey, better this festive garland than the trash can, right?
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DIY American Ribbon Flag
Leanna from Life by Leanna made this beautiful ribbon flag (no word yet on if they were scrap ribbons, but our experts think they might be!). We think it would look amazing on a white shiplap wall, maybe with some string lights to up the wow factor!
Patriotic Pallet Flags
Jennifer from Jennifer Allwood Home made this rustic beauty from pallet wood, and it’s the perfect 4th of July decoration for a front porch! She used paper mache stars, but you can also use galvanized metal stars from Dollar Tree to make it weather-proof.
American Flag Wood Quilt Wall Art
This barn quilt American flag by Doreen from Hymnes and Verses is a muted variation of the standard Red, White and Blue flag. It is subtle and neutral – almost coastal farmhouse style if there is a style like that. Handan wants one like this for our guest bedroom, and I’m 100% on board with that.
DIY 4th of July Scrappy Flag Pillow Cover
If you like more neutral 4th of July decorations, this Scrappy Flag pillow cover from Lisa at Farmhouse On Boone is a perfect fit for your home. It’s got farmhouse written all over it, and what (besides mom, baseball and apple pie) could be more American than that?
DIY Patriotic Pom Pom Pillow
Jennifer from The Craft Patch made this red, white and blue pom pom pillow, and my dearest wife wants me to inform you that it’s “cute as a button.” I refuse to say it, madam, I simply refuse. I do, however, think the pillow adds the perfect 4th of July touch to any sofa or bed it sits on, and I’d be proud to sit next (or on) it!
4th of July Pom Pom Wreath
Ah, more pom poms! Bev from Flamingo Toes has the cutest 4th of July wreath on the block! (See? I’m actually able to say “cute,” as long as it’s not followed by “as a button!”) We love how fun and easy this pom pom wreath is. And the best part is if you make this wreath without the stars, it does double duty as a Christmas wreath!
Easy DIY Patriotic Flower Basket
If decorating with wreaths is not your thing, you can decorate your front door with a patriotic flower basket arrangement like Debra from Common Ground did. Don’t get intimated by its beauty – it’s really so easy to make, and it looks gorgeous! We made one like this using a similar hanging basket from Amazon.com and these two ribbons for our flower basket: Ribbon-1 and Ribbon-2.
5-Minute Fourth of July Decor
If preparing flower arrangements is beyond your pay grade when it comes to 4th of July decorations, don’t worry! Here’s a red, white and blue flower decor idea that is quick, easy and a joy to look at! This simple Fourth of July decor looks great at all hours, but it really pops at night. We’ve been enjoying ours for four years now in three different states!
Red, White and Blue Denim & Burlap Garland
Lights make everything better (and we should know – we keep the fairy light industry in business)! Jill from Create Craft Love knows this too! Her super-easy red, white and blue lighted garland just shines beauty through-and-through. It’s the perfect addition to a farmhouse Fourth of July!
Stars and Stripes 4th of July Flower Pot
If you prefer to decorate with real flowers for the Fourth, we also have a couple of handsome and patriotic flower pot ideas for you. We love what Kelli and Kristi from Lolly Jane did with their 4th of July flower pot and the freedom flowers growing inside!
4th of July Stenciled Planter Bucket
Carlene from Organized Clutter made this stately stenciled planter bucket. From the color choice to the staging, everything about this picture and the 4th July planter makes my heart proud to be an American.
DIY Patriotic Wood Serving Tray
Jen from Tatertots and Jello created the perfect tray for your 4th of July party! This patriotic wood tray checks all the right boxes: it’s farmhouse, it’s a simple DIY, it’s more than just decor (it’d be right at home hanging on a wall), and it looks amazing!
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DIY 4th of July Paper Chain Garland
As far as easy DIY 4th of July decor goes, this paper chain garland Kristi from I Should Be Mopping The Floor made is in the top 5. Just print the free printables she has at her blog and staple or glue them into a looped chain. Better yet, have your kids or grandkids make these while you have yourself a red, white or brew!
Pottery Barn Inspired Old Glory Pillow
Lisa from Celebrate Creativity knocked it outta the park with this Pottery Barn Inspired Old Glory Pillow. It looks a bit difficult to me, but then again, I’m convinced the sewing machine was conjured out of the void by witches and wizards and defies the laws of physics. That said, my wife is gaga for this pillow, so I see an old glory pillow project in my future. I’m sure you will have a blast reading about Greg vs The Sewing Machine. Spoiler alert (even though it hasn’t happened yet): it doesn’t end well for Yours Truly.
Easy DIY Patriotic Pillows with Free Printables
Now these are right up my alley. This is Definitely a project for my skill level. Oh, wait a minute…hey, I recognize that chair and that lemon tree! These DIY 4th of July pillows are the ones I made a few years back! So yeah, definitely my skill level, lol!
Buffalo Plaid American Flag Decor
Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods made this bright and beautiful buffalo plaid American flag decor. And if you know Handan, you know she loves it…if it’s buffalo plaid, it’s gotta be good!
DIY 4th of July America Sign
This striking 4th of July “America” sign is by Landee from Landee See Landee Do. The dark navy blue and the deep, rich red make this sign a perfect fit for a nautical-themed room where it can be displayed all year.
4th of July American Flag Weaving
Here’s another stylish 4th of July decoration that would be perfectly at home displayed all year long. Britanny from The House That Lars Built made this patriotic American flag weaving, and the best part is that you don’t have to weave the whole thing! Just a little up top for effect and then let ‘em hang!
DIY American Flag Log Candle Holder
This simple, rustic and beautiful American flag log candle holder was made by Julie from Red Head Can Decorate, and we absolutely love it! I’m on the hunt for the perfect log so I can make one too. Candles in logs are a staple of the fall and winter tablescape, and it’s great to see it used for the 4th of July!
DIY Patriotic Candles
These super easy sand candles by Courtney from Crafts By Courtney are a brilliant idea for a last-minute 4th of July decoration. And sand is always in fashion – especially here in Florida, so we’re totally on board with these candles. The best part is that no two will ever be the same – even if you tried!
Easy DIY 4th of July Candle Holders
Okay, so maybe sand isn’t your thing, but how about rice? Amy at She Wears Many Hats has a gorgeous variation on the 4th of July candle holders theme using colored rice. You probably have all the supplies for this one in your pantry!
Red, White and Blue Rope Candle Holders
Carrying on with the candle theme, Wendi from H2OBungalow made these festive and patriotic red, white and blue candle holders. And you can keep these 4th of July decorations out all year, because they do double duty as nautical decor!
DIY 4th of July Wooden Firecrackers
My wife has been after me since our Connecticut days to make her some 4th of July firecrackers like Liz from Hoosier Homemade made. They’re a perfect DIY for Independence Day, and maybe this is the year my babes will get her wish! Just don’t light the wick – you never know which ones are decor and which ones are crazy Uncle Ned’s midnight specials!
DIY Patriotic Bandana Wreath
HGTV has some great decorating ideas for 4th of July parties, like this wreath made from red, white and blue bandanas. Check out the rest of their DIY 4th of July party decorations, as the patriotic bandana wreath below is just one example of their awesome Independence Day craft ideas.
DIY 4th of July Cupcake Liner Wreath
Of course, wreaths can be made from almost anything, and Courtney from Crafts by Courtney shows us how to make this eye-catching wreath using 4th of July cupcake liners. Simple to make and super festive. We love this one! (Just don’t be too tempted to crinkle the liners!)
DIY Patriotic Cupcake Liner Trees
Why should Christmas have a monopoly on tree-shaped decor? Cindy from Little Miss Celebration surely doesn’t think it should, and her Fourth of July cupcake liner trees are proof that even Independence Day can benefit from a few red, white and blue cones.
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DIY American Flag Painted Golf Balls
Monika from My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies made these American flag painted golf balls, and they look fantastic displayed in a wire bucket. They’re the perfect desktop 4th of July decoration for the duffer in your family. Just tell him they’re made of range balls, or he may blow his lid! For a bigger display, these can also be made with billiard balls.
Super Easy Stars and Stripes Rag Balls
Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict shows us how to make these easy and versatile Stars & Stripes rag balls. Put them on a plate, in a bowl, fill a vase, display them individually – the options are endless! You can even use them to play freedom fetch with fido in the back yard!
DIY 4th of July Rag Ribbon Garland
And we’re back to the fabric scraps! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe Blog made this unique garland from red, white and blue scraps of fabric, and we think it’s perfect for the 4th of July! Who knew scraps could look so good?
DIY American Flag Wall Art
With ribbons, the sky’s the limit! Look at this incredible statement piece by Christina from Remodela Casa – Handan and I love this American flag wall art! It’s just too bad we don’t have any old windows kicking around!
DIY Patriotic Windsock
And speaking of ribbons, Cori from Hey Let’s Make Stuff made this simple and beautiful windsock from festive 4th of July ribbon, and we love the look! It’s the perfect decor piece to hang on your front porch and watch while it flutters in the breeze.
4th of July Fabric Rag Wreath
Scraps, scraps and more scraps! Dana from This Silly Girl’s Kitchen shows us another gorgeous fabric scrap project with her 4th of July fabric rag wreath. With all these great wreath ideas, we’re going to need more doors! And more scraps!
Bleach Dipped Red, White and Blue Yarn Tassels
The bleach dip is what sets these red, white and blue yarn tassels by Holly & Nat from Sisters Suitcase Blog apart. We love the technique and will be trying it in the future! My babes loves tassels, so I can expect to see these pop up on my to-do list!
DIY 4th of July USA Wooden Door Hanger
It’s a shape that gives me goosebumps, even after all these years: America the beautiful. Christine from Where The Smiles Have Been shares a USA SVG that you can use to make your own red, white and blue door hanger like the one below.
Red, White and Blue Painted Star Checkers Game Boards
The folks at the CountryLiving.com have some of the best upcyling ideas, and these red and blue painted Chinese checker game boards upcycled as a 4th of July wall decor is no exception. They’re perfect party decor, and hey, you can still play checkers on them once the holiday is over!
4th of July Beautiful Typography Free Printable
Ashley from Simply Designing has a classy free typography printable that really sums up the spirit of the day. Make a small one for your desk, or say it loud and proud with a 24×36 on your wall.
4th of July Tie Dye Firework Napkins
Want to get the kids more involved making DIY 4th of July decorations? Leah from Freut Cake shows us how to make these fun tie-dye firework napkins, and they’re the perfect craft for little hands to get dirty with. They’re also perfect for cleaning up little mouths from all the red, white and blue frosting they’ll be eating!
Easy Red, White and Blue 4th of July Banner
Jodie and Jen from Eighteen 25 show us how to make a 4th of July banner that really pops with bold reds and deep blues! If you prefer muted or more neutral colors, you can mix up the colors and paint them any way you’d like!
Independence Day Rustic Rosettes
We love these beautiful Independence Day Rustic Rosettes from CountryLiving.com If you’re anything like us, you have vintage grain sack fabric kicking around in your craft supplies, so you can get cracking on them today!
Vintage Style 4th July Party Printables
Independence Day is a time to celebrate with family, good friends and neighbors. It’s a time to eat delicious grilled food and indulge in decadent sweets – often cupcakes, since they’re the perfect dessert for an outdoor barbecue. We’ve got some free party printables that’ll keep those cupcakes looking classy and make the party look as festive as can be. And together with the 4th of July vintage party printables , we’re also giving beautiful floral “land that I love” America map printables. Check them out in our VIP Patch!
Free Printable 4th of July Party Set
Keeping in line with the vintage-inspired party theme, Desiree from The 36th Avenue has everything you need for a fun and successful red, white and blue 4th of July party with this beautiful collection of free printables!
DIY Stars and Stripes Tic Tac Toe Game
What’s a party without some games? Aimee, The Crazy Craft Lady, shows us how to make a Stars & Stripes tic-tac-toe game that’s perfect for the little ones at your 4th of July festivities. Just don’t play against them. You’ll never live down losing to a 4-year-old in tic-tac-toe – especially one with blue frosting all over her face!
Let us know in the comments which ones you like best and are likely to try! All of these 4th of July decorations can be made in an afternoon, if not less, so you’ve got plenty of time before the big day arrives to get your Red, White, Blue on!
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!