I love Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day. Sprinkled throughout the year, each holiday is a great reminder to be thankful for our freedoms and the brave men and women who protect and serve our nation.
One of the ways I show my national pride is decorating my house, inside and out. If you’ve read my Oscars Party Post you know I’m a fan of easy and cheap DIY home decor that can be repurposed. For the 4th of July, I’m using the same decorations I use for every red, white, and blue holiday. Each year, I like to add a few new decorations to my collection with some fun DIY projects.
To help you create your own budget-friendly collection, I’ve compiled this list of awesome and affordable DIY crafts.
15 patriotic DIY home decor ideas
- Spell out USA with craft store letters . Paint them simply with red, white, and blue, or add stars and stripes!
- Star garlands add instant drama to every mantle, curtain rod, staircase bannister, and doorway. I use 3M hooks with a sticky adhesive to hang mine, since they’re easily removable.
- Bring the fireworks indoors with a shiny firecracker garland.
- Hang easy-to-make tissue paper pom-poms for a pop of color.
- These patriotic starbursts just look complicated; the instructions are easy to follow. I used staples instead of brads, since I already had a stapler.
- All you need for this indoor wreath is paper, tape, and some cardboard. Another variation uses words like “Liberty” and “Freedom” instead of a star.
- If you haven’t made a 3-D star out of cardboard yet, you should do so immediately. I get mine out for Christmas too. I’m so glad I didn’t buy any expensive metal ones from the craft stores.
- This wreath uses a similar technique as the 3-D star. I didn’t use the recommended wire wreath form (since I didn’t want to buy one). Instead, I cut a thin wreath shape out of cardboard.
- Mason jars are all the rage. Turn a few into utensil holders – perfect for every summer cookout.
- Made out of old jeans and a pool noodle, this durable wreath is perfect for outdoor decoration.
- Add stars to your lawn. These are easily made with flour and water so add them to your crafts for kids list!
- Another addition to the crafts for kids list: star-spangled luminaries. I recommend using electric tea lights instead of real candles.
- Recycle some tin cans into windsocks with some spray paint and ribbon.
- A garland again – this time for outdoors. Reuse old bandannas or visit the dollar store for supplies.
- This hand and footprint flag will be a great keepsake for years to come. Get the whole family involved and add your handprints too!
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