If you’re looking for something to get your hands on today, fashioning arts and crafts with family and friends to celebrate the Fourth of July is a fun way to relax and commemorate America’s Independence.
Get in true patriotic spirit by making your very own American flag. Wooden pallets are usually inexpensive and easy to find at stores like Home Depot. While you’re there, grab some red, white and blue paint, and go to town. Check out more fun ideas from upcycled wood at dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com.
Add a little fringe to the good ‘ol red, white and blue and you’re all set for when the fireworks go off. All you need are confetti poppers, crepe paper folds (in red, white and blue), scissors and double stick tape. For full tutorial, visit minted.com.
If you’r hosting this Fourth, make the little things count. There’s nothing better than a well-presented table, and these patriotic napkin holders will set the festive mood. Take cloth napkins you probably already have around the house and fashion some grosgrain ribbon with buttons, fabric glue and covered elastic. For full tutorial, visit marthastewart.com.
Watercolor Straw Flags
Pop these watercolor straw flags into drinks and you’ll be a hit. Download a single-sided or double-sided American flag template and use scissors, white straws and quickdry glue to complete the look. For templates and full tutorital, visit ohhappyday.com.
Brick Flag Centerpieces
Simple and fun, take a couple bricks and rearrange them in a square. Paint on patriotic colors on each brick to form an American flag. Place a pretty plant in the middle for the perfect centerpiece. For full tutorital, visit homedepot.com.