5 Fun DIY Projects for Your Fourth of July Celebration

Are you ready for a fun and festive Fourth of July? Brighten up your celebration with these DIY projects.

1. Red, White and Blue Paper Bunting

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Use craft or tissue paper to make funky accordion-fold bunting! Grab a combination of red, white and blue solids or patterns and a few willing helpers, and have a blast creating enough pieces to string across your party area. This simple video from Sunset gives you step-by-step instructions for folding and securing each piece.

2. Festive Snack Containers

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Give everyone their own personal stash of snacks to munch on while watching fireworks with this unique project. Get some plain takeout boxes from your local craft store, and gather a collection of red, white and blue stickers, markers, stamps and paper.

Let your kids go nuts decorating each box, or stick with a cohesive theme. Fill each container with seasonal party snacks, and hand them out to guests as everyone settles in for the evening’s big light show.

3. Burlap Silverware Sacks

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Make each place at the party table a little brighter with painted burlap sacks for everyone’s utensils.

All you need are some plain sacks, paint and painter’s tape. Stick a piece of cardboard inside each sack to keep the paint from bleeding through, outline a flag design with the tape and get to painting.

4. Flag-Themed Candle Log

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Kids already love picking up sticks on walks, so why not have them help you hunt down a log for another Fourth of July project?

The only rule is it needs to be sturdy enough to support tea lights in glass containers. Use a large bit to drill several holes for the candles before painting a flag design on the log. Put the candles in place once the paint is dry, and light them up to create a pretty patriotic display.

5. Easy Table Runner

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Make your kitchen just as festive as your outdoor party setup with a quilted table runner in traditional Fourth of July colors.

Gather up your favorite red, white and blue solid or patterned fabrics, and Dollar Quilting Club notions, and try this pattern from A Bright Corner. The “stars and stripes” theme breaks the pattern of the American flag into alternating blocks for a unique finished piece.

Once your home is decked out in DIY July Fourth décor, go ahead and sit back, grab your favorite drinks and snacks and enjoy the fireworks with friends and family.

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