Fourth of July

I love the Fourth of July!  I love the fanfare, picnics, parades, barbecues, fireworks, and all the hoopla that surround our great nation’s birthday.  And I adore the colors!  Red, White, and Blue are my all time faves!

There are so many cool DIY crafts, recipes, activities, and party ideas for this great holiday it’s hard to know where to begin, my grandkids and I are just dying to fire up the Cricut Explore Air  (affiliate link) and make some cool decorations!

Here are some fun Fourth of July ideas I found around the web to kick start your celebrations!

Fourth of July Decorate your front lawn and sidewalks with stars!

Let the kids do the decorating with this green idea from Pink and Green Mama. They show you how to do it using flour from your pantry.  It’s and easy, fun, and inexpensive way to show your Fourth of July spirit!

You can also use red, white, and blue spray paint on your grass; it won’t hurt your grass and will disappear the next time you mow the grass.  Just cut out a star shaped stencil and spray away, it’s a great way to add color to your outdoor holiday decor.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Fourth of July Spray paint an old pallet into this patriotic flag, it’s a great way to spruce up your yard or patio

Learn how to make this from Debbie’s Doos![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

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Fourth of July Mason Jars!

Lately I’ve been having a love affair with jars, mason jars, pickle jars, and all other jars.  They are so versatile; you can use them as vases, lanterns, utensil holders, and more.  I love these patriotic jars.  Click on the links to learn how to make them!

Vases – Sweet Haute
Star Lanterns – Saved by Love Creations
Stars & Strips Lanterns – Addicted 2 DIY
Utensil Holders – It All Started with Paint
Flag Luminaries – Keep Calm and Decorate

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Tin cans, buckets, and tubs are also great.  You can use them as pot or utensil holders, drink coolers, vases, and even windsocks.  Click on the links to learn how!

Windsock – The Wilson World
Utensil Holders – Stockpiling Moms
Vase, Cooler, Pot holder – All You[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Fourth of JulyThese paper fans will keep everyone cool during a Fourth of July picnic or cook-out.

Learn how to make them from Number 2 Pencil!

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Fourth of JulyMake this patriotic Fourth of July wall plaque with the free printable from Living Locurto.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

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Or this framed 50 state flag printable from No Biggie![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

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Invite friends and family to your Fourth of July cook-out with this FREE Printable invitation from Kori Clark.

Fourth of JulyWelcome guests to your Fourth of July shindig with this free printable sign from Catch My Party![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

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Don’t forget the popcorn, it’s great for baseball spectators!

Serve them up in these free printable popcorn bags from Hostess with the Mostess![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

fourth of julyCool everyone off with my refreshing  popsicles.  Click here for recipe![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Fourth of July CelebrationsCupcakes are another favorite specially topped with these patriotic pinwheel toppers from Nest of Posies![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

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A summer picnic or cook-out wouldn’t be complete without summer’s favorite fruit, watermelon!

Make this pretty salad by Wit & Whistle![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Fourth of July CelebrationsThe kids will love these cool layered drinks from In Katrina’s Kitchen!  [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Fourth of July CelebrationsThis Firecracker Popcorn from The Nerd’s Wife will surprise the kids when they pop it into their mouths.

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Fourth of July CelebrationsMake these patriotic water bottle labels learn how from BHG![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Fourth of July CelebrationsEnd the evening with firecrackers and a S’mores Bar![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Fourth of July CelebrationsEnd the day with a bang!

Make your own confetti rocket poppers with this great tutorial from Alpha Mom [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Fourth of July CelebrationsPhoto booths are always fun and make any event memorable.

Make some of these props with free printables from Fox Hollow Cottage! [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Have sparklers handy by keeping them in a bucket.  Paint your bucket red, white, or blue!

How ever you decide to celebrate the Fourth of July this year have a great time!