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8 Patriotic Crafting Ideas for Independence Day

8 Patriotic Crafting Ideas for Independence Day

One of our nation’s most important days of the year is coming up quick!  Whether you will be hosting an elaborate get-together, or are just looking for some new and exciting crafting ideas, this list is sure to spark some creativity!


1.  Paper Lanterns


Light up your holiday weekend with these festive paper lanterns!  Any card stock colors would look great, but red, white, and blue are perfect for 4th of July decor.

Get the paper lantern tutorial by The Crafting Chicks here.





2.  Marble painting


Marble painting is an easy, super-fun way to use up any of your leftover plain white card stock.  You will be amazed at how simple it is to do!

Instructions can be found here, at Kid Friendly Things To Do.




3.  Fireworks salt paintings


Use smooth, solid black cardstock to make these cool painted fireworks really pop!

Find out how to achieve this look by Busy Mommy Media here.




4.  Paper poppies


Incorporate these beautiful red paper poppies into a decorative wall background for a delicate, symbolic statement.

Grab your favorite 65 lb. cover red card stock, and open up the how-to at The House That Lars Built here.





5.  Red, White, and Blue Dahlia wreath


This wreath is incredibly simple and quick to put together, but looks quite impressive once done!  

The wreath can be as large as you want to make it– just add more layers.

Get the tutorial by Typically Simple here.





6.  Patriotic Paper Chain


Use any plain white paper you have on hand to print, cut, and staple this festive paper chain.  Textured paper would add a unique, tactile element.

Free printable and tutorial are found here.







7.  Paper Medallions


If you have a cutting machine, such as  a Silhouette or Cricut, try out these paper medallions.  

Chances are you will already have everything else you need to make them on hand!

12 x 12″ paper will work best for these medallions.

All the steps are provided by Huckleberry Love here.





8.  3-D Paper Stars


Dress up your table with these 3-D paper stars!  Add string to the middle to hang them up instead.  

Metallic card stock would add an extra nice touch!

Get the tutorial by Martha Stewart here.






Emily Lokken