4th of July Decorations & Crafty Ideas: {Freebies & Tutorials}

Here are plenty of free tutorials and printables for making party decorations, favors and other goodies that will help make your July 4th festivities spectacular. If you’re looking for food ideas, I have a separate collection on this page (red, white & blue foods). Each year I add new ideas to this collection so you may want to bookmark this project page for future reference. Enjoy!

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marthastewart.com
Stars Beverage Station: Cut stars from glossy white vinyl film and stick on a basic enamel bucket for decoration (star template available to download via pdf).

Paper Hat Place Cards: Folding tutorial via pdf download (free), add red, white and blue crepe paper for embellishment.

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countryliving.com
countryliving.com
countryliving.com
Craft Ideas: Learn how to make firecracker favors, carnation balls, rosette banners and more.

All American Centerpiece: Fill a basket with decorative grass, baseballs, red and blue croquet balls and top with flags. See more craft projects here.

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bhg.com
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bystephanielynn.com
American Flag Spindle Post: DIY project that you can whip up in under an hour and costs less than $15 for materials (including flags).

Confetti Popper Rockets: Fun! Made with paper towel or toilet paper tubes, colored paper, tissue paper, stickers, confetti, beads, bakers twine and ribbons for streamers.

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alphamom.com
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amberpacker.com
Wood “Fire Crackers”: Tutorial available via free pdf download, wooden blocks are covered with assorted papers, stickers, ribbons & rhinestones.

Printable Tags & Sparkler Cards: Nice freebies! You’ll find a sparkler card template, matchbook and straw tags to download via pdf.

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twigandthistle.com
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thelongthread.com
Pinwheel Cupcake Toppers: Paper pinwheels are made with red and blue patterned paper (free pdf templates), straight pins and lollipop sticks. They really spin!

Pixy Stixs: Fun craft using giant Pixy Stixs, crepe paper, glitter and patriotic patterned paper (free pdf download).

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ellesstudio.blogspot.com
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hostessblog.com
Star Studded Centerpiece: Foam stars in red, white and blue make a festive table display with this easy project.

Tags: Fun “Happy 4th of July” tags to top treat bags or scatter around the table for decoration, free pdf download (prints 5 per page).

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livinglocurto.com
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vintagebycrystal.blogspot.com
Festive Flag Garland: Small paper flags are attached to string or decorative trim to hang in doorways, across windows, etc. Free template download (jpg file).

Colored Sand Centerpiece: Quick & easy! Layer red, white and blue colored sand in clear glass vases or jars, add flags or whatever you like to complete the look.

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womansday.com
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anitasarts.com
Pinwheel Centerpiece: Double sided scrapbook paper is cut & shaped into pinwheels that are attached to colored pencils and arranged in a container filled with shredded paper.

Redvine Bundles: Wrap sticks of candy, licorice, Redvines, etc., in strips of decorative paper. Hand them out during fireworks and other festivities.

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roomtoinspire.blogspot.com
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allyou.com
Wreath: Ribbon, assorted scrapbook papers, star stickers and a styrofoam wreath make up this patriotic wreath.

Firework Balloon Decorations: The kids will love these! You’ll need long twisting balloons in red, white and blue, a balloon pump and paperclips to make them.

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zakkalife.blogspot.com
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stylemepretty.com
Fabric Ties For Treats: Tie bits of decorative ribbon in red, white and blue to straws, cakes sticks, etc., and insert in desserts for a patriotic display.

Tags: Assorted designs that you can print off and use as tags, cupcake toppers, whatever you like! Free download via jpg file.

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themotherhuddle.com
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auntspicy.blogspot.com
Pinwheels: Three different patterns to download (via pdf) and then craft into pinwheels (attached to lollipop sticks).

Party Downloads: Free “Happy 4th” drink flags, party invitations and buffet signs to download (the buffet signs are editable too!). File formats are pdf and doc.

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thesweetestoccasion.com
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catchmyparty.com
Star Party Collection: Invitations, tags, party flags, tented cards, water bottle labels, napkin rings, and more (via pdf download).

Circles: Four different designs, use these as tags, cupcake toppers and whatever else you like (free pdf download).

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paperandpigtailsparty.com
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hostessblog.com
Red, White & Blue Drink Parasols: Print then attach to bamboo skewers with glue or tape. Free pdf download (12 designs).

Ice Cream Cone Wrappers: Two sets to download, one blue and one red (via pdf files). Print then glue sides together.

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marthastewart.com
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makeandtakes.com
Patriotic Paper Lollies: Giant paper “lollipops” are made with red, white and blue craft paper, cardstock, glue dots or double sided tape and a hot glue gun.

Patriotic Fans: Free printable templates (pdf), these are attached to wooden garden markers (as handles) and arranged in a cup for a festive centerpiece.

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marthastewart.com
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littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com
Party Poppers: Fun 4th of July party favor that you can fill with confetti, candy and other fun bits of your choosing.

Ribbon Topiary: Made with a styrofoam ball, a wooden dowel, strips of decorative ribbon, a floral foam block, container and decorative moss or paper shred.

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whitneycarolinedesigns.blogspot.com
customprintablesonline.com
customprintablesonline.com
Popcorn Box: Free pdf download that includes instructions for assembly (just cut, fold & glue).

Pennants: A few different decor ideas to use these for, make garlands or attach to small dowels or straws and put them in your yard, in a bouquet or wherever you like.

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triciarennea.blogspot.com
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bhg.com
Fabric Bunting: (slide #14) An easy decoration, hang several yards of red, white & blue striped fabric with yarn.

Ruffled Wreath: Made with red, white and blue felt, a dollar store pool noodle and paper stars.

beingbrook.com
beingbrook.com
raisingarizonakids.com
raisingarizonakids.com
Firecracker Noisemaker: A fun craft made with a metal can & lid, string or twine and patriotic paper.

Frameable Print: Teal background with a red font, reads “Happy 4th of July”.

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theletter4.com
supermommoments.com
supermommoments.com
Let Freedom Ring Set: Two different tray liners to download (including a musical notes design) and flags.

Party Hats: Two different designs available, one stars (blue) and one stripes (red).

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mrprintables.com
strawberrymommycakes.com
strawberrymommycakes.com
Tags & Flags: 24 per sheet (flags) and two different designs for the tags (stars & spirals).

Bunting: American version, free printable that you cut, fold and glue.

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botanicalpaperworks.com
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prettymyparty.com
Assorted Goodies: You’ll find wraps for straws, water bottles, sparklers, a poster and more.

Party Pack: Set includes bottle labels, cupcake wrappers, toppers, banners and decorations.

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