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 cardstock 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.

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2. Marble painting

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

Instructions can be found 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.

4. Paper poppies

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

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

5. Red, White, and Blue Dahlia Wreath

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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.

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″ cardstock will work best for these medallions.

All the steps are provided by Huckleberry Love.

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 paper would add an extra nice touch!

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