Nothing says celebration to me like crafting, so I’ve compiled my favorite DIY 4th of July projects. I’ve made a list of things to wear, things to decorate with, and things to eat, so no matter what you’re looking for there’s a craft here for you!
Things to Wear
Last year I put together a 4th of July style guide because I love dressing festively! But over the years I have also made lots of wearable DIY 4th of July crafts.
A great one to start with is this DIY tie dye bandana. Starting with red or blue bandanas means that your finished product will be both beautiful and patriotic, but you could make this craft in any color for a fun, kid-friendly summertime project.
Another headwear project for the 4th is this Lady Liberty Floral crown. Because who said that the 4th of July can’t be both patriotic AND whimsical?
Looking for a cute, creative, and hilarious way to keep your kids cool during the scorching celebrations? Look no further than the DIY sponge crown. The idea is that you get it wet in the morning and it rains refreshing water down all day. It’s also quite the fashion statement!
You’ll also be a fan of our new printable 4th of July glasses, which are a SUPER easy DIY and would make excellent party favors!
And don’t forget this swag flag necklace! It’s a slightly more understated approach to festive 4th of July clothing and replicates one of my favorite holiday decorations: bunting!
Things to Decorate With
This American flag garland is another take on DIY Bunting for a single wall or backdrop. If you’re having a party for the 4th, this would be a great place to take pictures of your guests!
You know the phrase “you get what you pay for?” Well, I think it applies to time as well as money. Crafts that take a longer time often end up being extra special, like this American flag weaving. It’s such a durable, timeless project, and you’ll be so glad you spent the time to weave such a lovely tapestry.
The 4th of July is a great holiday to spend outdoors, and this American Flag Picnic blanket makes it easy (and festive!) to enjoy a meal in the sun. It’s also a super fast project, so if the slow tapestry isn’t your speed this would be a great craft!
Things to Eat (Or Eat With)
Speaking of picnics, no holiday is complete without a fun meal! It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of cooking, but these DIY floral ice cubes and Berry lemonade popsicles hardly count. They’re so easy and pretty that they feel like regular crafts!
These printable hot dog trays are a great addition to your party planning arsenal. After all, what’s more American than a hotdog at a picnic? As a bonus, there won’t be dishes to clean up afterward. Win-win!
If you’re planning more of a sit-down affair, these woven placemats are perfect. They perfectly ride the line between put-together and casual that is just right for the 4th of July.
There’s a really good reason why picnics are classic 4th of July activities. Also, a Picnic is a lovely way to put together several handmade elements into one fabulously festive event! Several years ago the Lars team had a 4th of July picnic and made this adorable video celebrating a handmade 4th of July. I love all the ways that they incorporated various projects into their cute picnic, but now we have even more DIY 4th of July projects! Watch this video for inspiration but then run wild with new ideas for a festive fourth!
Tell me about your 4th of July plans in the comments! I would love to hear about your favorite festive traditions, and if you make any of these crafts tag me with #LarsParties!