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10 Fourth of July DIYs

10 Fourth of July DIYs

The 4th of July is almost here, and with it comes an annual profusion of red, white, and blue. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue, catching a fireworks show, or just spending the day at home with your family, there are tons of quick and easy decorations you and your kids can make to get into the patriotic spirit.

Here some of our favorite 4th of July paper crafts:

Delightful Decorations

Add some patriotic punch to your front door, gardens, or even just an empty wall in your house or on your patio!

Simple but Striking Wreath

No fancy papers or supplies needed to make this wreath! It’s super easy to make, and it’s also stunning in its simplicity. All you need is some red, white, and blue cardstock (and maybe some glue).

4th of July DIYs Wreath

Here’s how to make it. Tip: Save the instructions and use them to make themed wreaths for any occasion!

Stars & Stripes Wreath

If you’re feeling a little more ambitious, try making this wreath inspired by our nation’s flag. Just download the template, grab your scissors, glue, and some paper (check out our favorites at the end of this list!), and get down to business.

Star Wreath 4th of July

Simply follow these instructions and you’ll have your own starry wreath in no time.

Patriotic Flowers

Whether you’re looking for a centerpiece or simply want to add some 4th of July spirit to your garden beds or houseplants, these paper flowers are perfect. No need to use fancy and expensive patterned paper – solid colors will look even more striking on your table or against your garden greenery.

Patriotic Paper Flowers 4th of July

Follow this tutorial to learn how to make your own patriotic paper flowers.

Printable Wall Art

If DIY wreaths and paper flowers feel too ambitious (or if you’ve left your decorating a little too late), here are 13 free patriotic printables. Simply print, frame, and display!

13 4th of July Printables

Check out the full list of printables.

Basic (but Beautiful!) Banner

For a bit of rustic fourth of July charm, this pennant banner is perfect. All you need is white letter-sized cardstock and you’re good to go!

Printable Patriotic Banner 4th of July

Download the printables.

For The Kids

The 4th is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your family, but if you’re planning a big shindig, you might need a way to keep your kids occupied while you get ready to receive guests. Crafts are the perfect activity!

Printable Activity Sheets

These printable 4th of July kids activity sheets are a great way to keep your kids busy and get them into the Independence Day mood.

4th of July Kids Activity Sheets

Download the printables.

Paper Lanterns

These paper lanterns take care of two birds with one stone – keeping your kids busy and getting decorations ready! And they’re super easy to make, so you don’t need to worry about supervising craft time.

4th of July Paper Lantern

Read the instructions and set your kids loose!

Paper Chains

Who said paper chains are just for Christmas? Try making paper chains to hang from your fence or deck, or even make longer ones and hang them from your ceiling or eavestrough!

4th of July Paper Chains

Here are the instructions (if you need them). 

Party Time

Not that your party needs any help, but here are a few easy ideas for your Independence Day get-together! 

Photo Booth Props

Capture those 4th of July memories in style! Download these printable photo booth props and get ready for some silly snaps.

Patriotic Photo Booth Printables

Download the printables.

Easy Table Decorations

Need a way to dress up your 4th of July table? This set of printables is exactly what you’re looking for. It contains food, dessert, ice, and drink tags, as well as banners, coasters, and toppers – what else could you need?

4th of July Printable Tablescape

Download the printable tablescape.

What About Paper?

All of these fourth of July DIYs have one thing in common: paper! That’s why we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite red, white, and blue cardstocks to get you inspired.

Red

This Cardinal Red card stock is the perfect bright red for your 4th of July celebrations.

ColorMates Smooth & Silky Cardinal Red Card Stock

Add an extra eye-catching punch to your celebrations with metallic red card stock!

Elan Metallics Saturn Card Stock

White

Plain white card stock is a staple for any party.

CLASSIC CREST Solar White Card Stock

Metallic white card stock adds a little something extra to a classic neutral.

ASPIRE Petallics Beargrass Card Stock

Blue

This blue card stock is the perfect hue for your 4th of July party.

ColorMates Dark Ocean Blue Card Stock

If you want to use a darker blue, try using this
deep navy.

CLASSIC Linen Patriot Blue Card Stock linen 80 lb

Get fancy and add a little extra flair with metallic blue card stock!

Elan Metallics Blue Jewel Card Stock

Happy 4th!

Independence Day is right around the corner! These easy DIYs and printables should make your preparation easy as pie so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday.

Steph Schinkel
Steph Schinkel

Steph is an avid crafter, DIY enthusiast, and regular contributor to The Paper who loves to handmake all of her cards. Above all else, Steph is a die-hard foodie with a massive sweet tooth and a deep, soul-consuming love for chocolate.