I love the excitement of the Fourth of July (even if the dogs are not crazy about the fireworks). It brings so many people together to celebrate! But I get weary of the same old, same old projects and decorations. I want things I can make myself, I want to be able to put my own spin on them and they have to be easy! Here are 10 easy projects (most are kid-friendly) to put your Independence Day celebration over the top.
One Creative Mommy makes it super easy for the kids to celebrate! She provides full color downloads for Printable Pinwheels in two sizes. Two-sided printing gets it done fast!
How adorable is this little 4th of July Dress? Crazy Little Projects shows you how to make your own stencils to customize a dress with fabric paints. It would be cute on a t-shirt, too!
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These Tin Can Windsocks will let everyone know that your house is the party house! From the mind of Stephanie Lynn comes this idea to transform tin cans, paint and ribbon into an attention-getting holiday decoration!
Everyone needs something fun to pass the time while waiting for the fireworks to start! Here’s an easy Bean Bag Toss Game from Chica and Jo. Start with old jeans pockets for the bean bags and they will stand up to outdoor use for many years!
Make a Patriotic Fabric, Ribbon and Lace Flag to show your colors! Craftiments puts together a shabby chic combination of fabric, lace, ribbon and buttons to display on the Fourth of July. If you don’t have these materials on hand, check out a local Creative Reuse Center or thrift store for fun ribbons and lace.
Keep uninvited flying guests away from your picnic! Vintage Bandana Bowl Covers keep the bugs and leaves out of your food. Sadie Seasongoods shows you how to make these covers from repurposed bandanas, and you can ditch the plastic wrap – two points for an earth-friendly project!
You can’t have too many stars on the Fourth of July! These Paper Stars look difficult, but they are really easy with Lia Griffith’s detailed instructions. The solid stars? Made with a single cut, but the secret is in the special folding technique!
Here’s a cute Eraser Stamped Shirt that’s fun for boys and girls, kids and grownups! Cutesy Crafts makes the pattern from freezer paper (found in the grocery store and useful for so many projects). The freezer paper template goes on with an iron, then peels right off when the paint is dry!
Love fabric decorations but don’t sew? Try this Rag Ribbon Garland in patriotic colors! The Ribbon Retreat Blog shows you how to tie the fabric strips so that only the “pretty” side shows!
Cut star stencils from scrap cardboard, then gather spray paint in red, white and blue for all you need to create a Patriotic Yard! Clean up is easy – just push the lawn mower!
Browse through all of the Fourth of July Projects on Create Whimsy.