There was a day in our history when people actually spent time on 4th of July decorating. Their crafts were homemade but sincere, and represented deep patriotism. I think that patriotism still exists today, and we can celebrate the Fourth with easy crafts that are easy to put together and low cost. Here are some excellent ideas to get you started with your patriotic decorations, and they take hardly any time at all!

Quick & Easy 4th of July Decorations

These hanging star 4th of July decorations are a simple DIY project. From ‘Lowe’s‘, follow this tutorial to create a string of stars that are weather resistant and only take a few hours to make. These are made from cork!

The Navage Patch‘s 15 (different!) free watercolor 4th of July printables are the perfect way to bring some patriotic pride to the house, porch, or neighborhood BBQ. Did we mention, they are free to download? All you have to do is print them!

The Idea Room‘ has another printable craft project for your 4th of July celebration. This one uses a glow stick, which you can find in multi packs at the dollar store.

String white holiday lights through trees to create fireworks appeal. Drape them from porch rafters as well, or wrap around deck railing. Or, make your own patriotic DIY string lights like these with this tutorial from ‘Ehow‘.

Quick Fourth of July Decorating

From ‘Martha‘, create these patriotic tissue paper fans and hang these 4th of July decorations with painters tape. You could make these in other colors for different kinds of celebrations as well.

This festive decorating idea can be used indoors or out. Make this patriotic chandelier to add red, white & blue to your entertaining and celebrating! From ‘Brit & Co.‘, this is an easy Fourth of July craft with personality. All you need is some craft scraps and an embroidery hoop.

Super simple no sew pillow you can make so your 4th of July decorations spread the holiday fun indoors, all month long! Find the easy tutorial over at ‘The Craft Patch Blog‘.

Fold these paper stars into holiday decor with these step by step instructions from ‘Lia Griffith‘. If you ever folded a paper airplane, you can make these!

Use some old fashioned Fourth of July decorating ideas! Try this DIY bunting with fabric and yarn from ‘BHG‘!


Pick up some red, white and blue bandannas and make this super cute 4th of July door wreath. HGTV has even more ideas for your Fourth decor.

Next we have a 4th of July decorating idea from your childhood! An easy and family fun Fourth of July craft is to make patriotic paper chains, by ‘DIY Network‘.

Quick and Easy Fourth of July Decorating

Try this easy 4th of July decorating idea! Wrap dollar store American flags around water bottles. From ‘BHG‘.


Finally, cover coffee cans, boxes or other containers with patriotic paper, and use to hold utensils, napkins, or condiment bottles. You can find free printables with Fourth of July decorating themes at ‘Pretty My Party‘. Or check out the craft store for scrapbooking paper in patriotic themes. Photo by ‘BHG‘. And while you are setting the 4th of July table, check out our post on Easy No Bake Summer Dessert Recipes over at OhMeOhMy!


Use your imagination, and make your Fourth of July decorations the most memorable yet! We think you will want to jump right on over to our posts on Front Porch Fourth of July Decorating Ideas and 12 Backyard Ideas for Patios, Porches and Decks! Also check out our DIY 4th of July Outdoor Decorations and DIY Outdoor Planter Ideas over at TGG!

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  1. Ginny May 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I absolutely fell in love with your paper chains on the railings. I actually did mine with foam strip. I put them up in time for Memorial Day last year and they stayed until Labor Day. I had people stop and feel to see what I used! I get full sun most of the day, and I am getting ready to put them back up again this year! Thanks for sharing your idea!!!?


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