Link Love: The Cutest 4th of July Crafts We’ve Seen in Years

June is here, and we couldn’t be more excited for summer! Where we’re located in Northbrook, IL, it is only 60 degrees today. Which is….a little anticlimactic, we admit. But we’re going to power through ’til the end of this week–when the weather will be in the mid-80’s!–by getting a head start on our 4th of July Crafts! It’s such a loud, wonderful holiday full of family time and celebrations that are literally explosive. To pass up on these 4th of July party ideas would be a huge mistake, especially when they are are so cute and inexpensive to make.



1. Old Glory Wall Hanging from Think Crafts!

2. Firecracker Ribbon Barettes from SewmCool

3. American Flag Bunting from The House That Lars Built

4. 4th of July Balloons from Design Improvised

5. DIY Yo-Yo Silverware Holder from The Merry Thought

6. Fourth of July Tea Towel from Hello Lucky

7. Bandana Quilt from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom



8. DIY infinity Scarf from Hej Juni

9. 4th of July Paper Plates from Confetti Sunshine

10.Mini Flag Patriotic Wreath from It’s so Very Cheri

11. DIY Patriotic Collage Fans from Everyday is a Holiday

12. 4th of July Matchbook Covers from Almost Makes Perfect

13. Patriotic Wood Shim and Starfish Flag from Craftiments

14. Spray Painted Party Tub from Mad in Crafts

15. Patriotic Crocheted Mason Jar Covers from Petals for Picots


Looking for some kid-friendly 4th of July crafts? Check out, 15 Fun 4th of July Crafts Your Kids Will Love.


Which 4th of July Crafts are you planning to celebrate with?

“Liberty and Jewelry For All”

The Fourth of July holiday revolves around outdoor barbeques, fireworks, parades, picnics, and craft fairs.  To celebrate, people dress in red, white, and blue. This year, add to your patriotic outfit with these festive and original DIY jewelry ideas AllFreeJewelryMaking has put together for you. Just like the 13 original colonies of our nation, there are 13 original DIY jewelry pieces here for you to create. Each project relates to one of our brave founding colonies who fought for our independence in 1776.  So, show your patriotic and festive side on our country’s 238th birthday with these 13 original DIY jewelry ideas!

Liberty and Jewelry For All

Erupting Massachusetts Bay Bracelet

Paul Revere started his long ride from Massachusetts, so make make this Crackling Firework DIY Bracelet to commemorate his heroic ride.


Ever Ready Rhode Island and New Hampshire

Bordering Massachusetts Bay colony on each end, Rhode Island and New Hampshire saw a lot of action during our fight for Independence. Celebrate Rhode Island’s part with these playful Patriotic Filigree Earrings, and New Hampshire’s role with this nationalistic Nautical Braided Bracelet.


It’s a Yankee Doodle Bracelet

If you lived in New York or New Jersey in 1776, you were without a doubt a “Yankee.” Well, honor all the American Yankees with these two beautiful bracelets, the Star Beaded Bracelet and the Red, White, and Blue Wrap Bracelet.

Star Beaded Bracelet

Star Beaded Bracelet


Loyal and Brave Maryland

Celebrating Independence Day with jewelry does not have to be expensive. Dress up your ears festively this holiday with these Plastic Cup Earrings.


Crackling Connecticut DIY Ring

Do not forget to bedazzle your ears for your Fourth of July celebration with some DIY Jewelry. To do, make our festively beaded Happy 4th Earrings and think of Connecticut, the colony originally known as the “River Colony.”

Happy 4th Earrings

Happy 4th Earrings


Delaware’s Daughters of the Revolution

Celebrate all that the Daughters of the American Revolution did for our independence by making this Sweet Liberty Beaded Crochet Bracelet for your daughters.

The Liberty Bell Rings

Make and wear this fun Fourth of July Fireworks Ring to commemorate the Liberty Bell in Pennsylvania, one of our nation’s most cherished symbols.


Very Virginia Ribbon DIY Jewelry

The Fourth of July is known not only for its fun celebrations, but also its heat. Cool off with these two pieces of Easy Patriotic Ribbon Jewelry and honor colony that gave us our first president.

Easy Patriotic Ribbon Jewelry

Easy Patriotic Ribbon Jewelry

Sweet Land of Carolina

Nothing says patriotic like some stunning star DIY Jewelry pieces. With the Falling Stars and Star-Shaped Wire Hoop Earrings, you will be rocking some stars for the brave colonies of South and North Carolina.


You’re a Grand Ol’Necklace

Need a simple yet grand necklace for a party? Then, make this Cobalt Blueberries Necklace for a democratic Georgian colony.



 What jewelry do you wear for the Fourth of July?

Fourth of July Party Ideas as American as Apple Pie

The biggest event of the summer is indisputably the Fourth of July. From red, white, and blue decorations down the block to fireworks sounding off at night, this holiday is truly American. As we always say at, there’s no better way to celebrate than through handmade creations, and you’ll adore these party decorations and party clothing patterns. Thanks to our latest creation, Patriotic Crafts: 14 Fourth of July Crafts and Fourth of July Party Ideas, you will be able to create a wonderful Fourth of July party and look fabulous, too.

Whether it’s for a family shindig, the local parade, a friendly neighborhood barbeque, or the fireworks viewing party, you’ll make a statement with these Fourth of July crafts and Fourth of July party ideas. This summer holiday is a great time to be outside enjoying the great weather, fun with friends, and our American freedom. That’s why, all of these awesome projects are sure to help you make the most of it.

Patriotic Crafts: 14 Fourth of July Crafts and Fourth of July Party Ideas


Fourth of July Party Ideas

Patriotic Paper Pinwheels Filled with party ideas like All-American Mason Jars (pg. 10) and Patriotic Paper Pinwheels (pg. 19), you’ll be swimming in summer ideas with an American twist. These fun and festive 4th of July decorations are all simple tutorials that will totally transform your holiday party this July. With a selection of decorations meant for the backyard, you’ll be able to decorate for any type of summer get-together. These Fourth of July decorations will make great accents for your neighborhood bash or BBQ. Show everyone how you’re proud to be an American with a little handmade spirit!


Handmade Accessories and DIY Clothes

Red White and Buttons Earrings When the party is about to start, it’s in your best interest to have the perfect accessories prepared for the event. These easy-to-make earrings (pg. 37) are the perfect accessory to your red, white, and blue outfit on the Fourth of July. They’ll add a special, homemade touch to your ensemble! Perfect your look when you make the matching ring that is also included in Patriotic Crafts: 14 Fourth of July Crafts and Fourth of July Party Ideas! Don’t stop there, the kids need a patriotic look, too. Whip up the Fourth of July Romper found in this printable collection for your granddaughter or daughter. This romper is as American as apple pie, and cute as a button, and there are plenty more patterns where that came from!


What’s your favorite way to celebrate the Fourth of July?



8 4th of July Sewing Projects You Should Probably Make

Where did the time ago? It feels like a minute ago we were putting up our Christmas trees and now we’re already celebrating the 4th of July. Is it time travel? Witchcraft? No, just life.

As many of our faithful fans and friends know, at AllFreeSewing we’re all about celebrating the holidays with the help of talented designer across the world. Day in and day out we get to scour blogs and websites seeking absolutely astounding sewing tutorials. What with the patriotic madness that is about to ensue in the states, our latest mission was to find 4th of July sewing tutorials. And boy did we find them. If you’re after some furiously fun and easy patriotic projects, we have a whole collection of them plus additional ones below! Some of these finds are no-sew, some use felt, others refashion old clothing, but they all involve fabric and all yield fabulous results. You won’t find the roundup below on AllFreeSewing just yet, so take advantage of our list to create amazing home decor and clothing to celebrate Independence Day.

4th of July Sewing Projects

You Should Probably Make

4th of July Crafts You Shoudl Make

  1. Baby Betsy Ross Dress Tutorial from Melly Sews
  2. Ruffly Patriotic Wreath Tutorial from Capital B
  3. 4th of July Bunting Banner Tutorial from Sugar Tot Designs
  4. Star Garland and Table Runner from Aesthetic Nest
  5. 4th of July Ruffle Pillow Tutorial from Baby Jayne’s
  6. Liberty Wreath from My Sister’s Suitcase
  7. Toddler Tank Dress {Upcycled} from Wine and Glue
  8. Red, white, and blue Bustle Dress from Heart Break Kids

Gorgeous, right? How excited are you to start decorating your home for the fourth? Additionally, you can find even more fabulous patriotic crafts in our collection, 18 Fourth of July Crafts: How to Sew Pillowcase Dresses, Star Pillows and More. In this roundup of tutorials you’ll find clothing for kids, adults, and home decor ideas. Don’t overlook this holiday; it’s an opportunity to go all out in your festivities. In short, it’s an excuse to sew.

How are you celebrating

the Fourth of July?


Kids’ Fourth of July Crafts

Happy 4th of July, crafters! In case you need a last minute craft to deck yourself out for the fireworks, here is the lovely Rockets’ Red Glare Bracelet. The kids are bound to be wound up today between the barbeque, the games, and the fireworks. Give them something to focus on with this easy and inexpensive patriotic craft. They can then show off their red, white, and blue bedazzled bracelet. Celebrate the freedom to craft with this fun craft for kids!

Once your wrists are ready to party, don’t forget to ensure that the house is properly decorated, gleaming in red, white, and blue. There are tons of Fourth of July Crafts for Kids to choose from, and since they’re budget-friendly and quick-to-make, it’s never too late to show your spirit. You and the kids will never be more ready to wave your banners high and burst like fireworks than after you’ve crafted the perfect patriotic projects.

So many of the crafts in our collection of 24 4th of July Crafts for Kids can be made from items at home or recycled items that won’t cost you a dime. Take these beautiful luminaries, for instance. They will light up your 4th of July night once the fireworks show comes to an end.

Do you have any 4th of July traditions?


Get Crafting in a Hurry with 15 American Craft Ideas for 4th of July

4th of July crafts are more popular than ever, and it’s no wonder why! With just a couple short weeks until the patriotic festivities ensue, now is the time to get your 4th of July crafts completed. Whether you’re looking for patriotic kitchen crafts, decorating ideas, July 4th clothing accessories, or all-American dessert recipes, these 15 American Craft Ideas for 4th of July are sure to provide the inspiration you’re looking for.

Patriotic Cuttlery Cans

Patriotic Kitchen Crafts

If you’re hosting a 4th of July gathering this year, you’ll probably need some festive table decorations. Keep your table clean but still patriotic when you adorn it with American Flag Placemats. Maybe you’re eating outside, so you don’t necessarily need to keep your patio table clean. No worries! We have several other 4th of July crafts for your table. Say you’ve already hit the party store and bought red plastic knives, white plastic forks, and blue plastic spoons. Create Patriotic Cutlery Cans! There is no better way to display your patriotic silverware.



Fourth of July Fabric Wreath

Decorating Ideas

Do you still need a patriotic decoration for your front door? Now’s the time to make a Fourth of July Fabric Wreath. Have you ever seen or made tie blankets before? A similar technique is applied to this fabulous 4th of July craft. Maybe your front door is already covered, but you need a little patriotism inside your home. Try making the Burlap Americana Bunting! Your mantel will be full of Independence Day cheer.




Yankee Doodle Dress

July 4th Clothing Accessories

Everyone knows that come 4th of July, you are expected to dress in the appropriate colors. However, you probably get tired of wearing the same fireworks T-shirt or American flag polo every year. Dress up your traditional outfits with a Patriotic Pinwheel Brooch. This 4th of July craft is easy, quick to complete, and will surely win you complements during the Independence Day celebrations. If you’re all set for your patriotic ensemble, but you don’t know what to put your daughters in, try making a Yankee Doodle Dress. This craft is just as quick as the brooch and will endear everyone who sees the little girls dressed up for the holiday.


No-Bake Flag Dessert RecipeAll-American Dessert Recipes

It’s July 3rd, and you just remembered you promised to bring dessert to tomorrow’s 4th of July party. Never fear! These All-American Dessert Recipes will save the day. Try making Delicious Patriotic Cake Balls. Cake balls are an extremely popular dessert, and are generally enjoyed by all. I dare you to find someone who doesn’t like this sweet dessert. If you need to make a dessert in even less time, try the No-Bake Flag Dessert Recipe. This dessert is insanely easy to make and takes under an hour of your time.



How to make July 4th Decorations: 8 Patriotic Craft TutorialsFor more fabulous 4th of July crafts, check out the free eBook How to make July 4th Decorations: 8 Patriotic Craft Tutorials.






What is your favorite patriotic craft?



Show Some American Spirit with These Popular Patriotic Crafts

We celebrate our national pride on several occasions, and it can be tricky to come up with crafts all year round that will complement your decor. Luckily, the editors at are always searching for new ideas for all of you readers, and we’ve found some truly outstanding patriotic crafts that will inspire your patriotism this holiday season.

Burlap Stars and Stripes Bunting – If you plan on throwing a party, you’re going to need a patriotic decoration that your guests will notice as soon as they reach your home. This rustic bunting uses a classic design to show off your spirit, and the materials are durable and easy to work with. While some hanging decorations require more advanced skills, this bunting is for crafters of all levels. The result is a charming way to welcome your guests to your next patriotic event.

Patriotic Decorative Blocks – Another unique decorative idea from our patriotic crafts page shows you how to turn old wooden blocks into festive decorations for any room in your house. If you’re looking to try your hand at decoupage, this is the craft for you. The design looks twice as difficult to make as it actually is, and the sturdy design ensures repeated use during all of your patriotic celebrations.

Patriotic Flower Centerpieces – For a creative way to make your table stand out, check out the full tutorial for a unique centerpiece. Working with real flowers can be a hassle, and they only last for a certain period of time. This project is the perfect alternative, as it uses fabric flowers and recyclables, so you can keep your centerpieces for as long as you like. By adding your favorite candies as the finishing touch, you’ll have designed a patriotic craft that will be the center of attention on your holiday table.

Finger Painted Flag – Any good patriotic celebration has an easy craft to entertain the kids. Finger painting is a fun way for them to get dirty, but also create something that they can be proud of. Inspire the spirit of the holidays by showing the children at your party how they can make their very own American flag. This patriotic project will definitely keep them busy so everyone can relax and enjoy their holiday.

 Delicious Patriotic Cake Balls – Top off your patriotic holiday festivities with a dessert that’s both delectable and decorative. These little snacks provide small portions for guests who aren’t looking to fill up on pastries, and the size allows you to create more pieces with the same amount of mix as a regular cake. Choose your favorite flavor and get ready to light the fireworks on your guests’ taste buds!

Here at, we’re always looking for ways to help you make the most of your celebrations. If you’d like to see more patriotic crafts like these, be sure to head over to our page.

Which patriotic holiday is your favorite? We want to hear from you, so let us known below!

Download the New Free July 4th Crafts eBook from AllFreeHolidayCrafts!

I’m someone who loves to craft all throughout the year, which means that by the time summer comes around, I’ve got more leftover materials than I have ideas in my head! With July 4th coming up, I’m sure many of you are also wondering how you can make patriotic decorations that will sparkle and pop at your parties with the craft items you already have at home.

You’re in luck, because the editors at have been hard at work creating a free eBook filled with colorful and creative 4th of July crafts. When you look inside the pages of How to Make July 4th Decorations: 8 Patriotic Craft Tutorials eBook, you’ll find easy instructions and ideas to inspire your homemade 4th of July decoration crafts. There are crafts for people of all ages, so everyone in your home can be included in the festivities.

Free Patriotic Decorations Tutorials

I’d like to give you a sneak peek with one of my personal favorites. These Fourth of July Luminaries show just how versatile this eBook encourages your crafting to be. With objects like jars and paint that you can find in your own home, you can make a beautiful recycled 4th of July craft like this that can be used as a patriotic outdoor decoration or a 4th of July table decoration.

Free 4th of July Kids Crafts

You don’t want to be the only one having fun with your holiday crafts. The How to Make July 4th Decorations: 8 Patriotic Craft Tutorials eBook also includes 4th of July crafts for kids that are always safe and easy. The Patriotic Pinwheel, for example, is a fabric craft that you can do along with them, and that they can show off proudly to everyone as something they helped to make. These crafts also work as free easy summer crafts; if you find your kids enjoying these patriotic crafts, be sure to bring them back once school’s out.

After downloading this new free eBook from, you’ll be ready to bring a patriotic twist to your next Fourth of July party. These fifteen 4th of July crafts will provide you with everything you need to decorate and celebrate the summer holidays.
Download your free copy of How to Make July 4th Decorations: 8 Patriotic Craft Tutorials now!

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Last Minute Fourth of July Crafts: Patriotic Holiday Sewing Patterns

With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, it’s time to break out the red, white and blue fabric and get to sewing patriotic projects. If you love holiday sewing patterns, check out these simple holiday craft ideas and celebrate Independence Day in style. From outdoor party decorations to adorable patriotic clothing for the kids, we’ve rounded up tons of fun ideas for you try out.

If you thought you had missed crafting for 4th of July this year, rest assured; these ideas are not only easy to follow, they’re quick!

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Kid’s Holiday Craft Ideas

Dress the kids up in these fun, patriotic outfits. Each of these kid’s holiday craft ideas make for cute and comfy garments that are perfect for backyard barbeques or block parties. Not to mention, grab a few snapshots of the whole family in red, white and blue attire for an adorable family photo.

4th of July Halter: For an adventurous little girl, whip up this kid’s holiday craft idea. Fill her closet with a few in a different colors.

4th of July T-Shirt: So easy and quick to make! If you want the whole family to match, grab a cheap bag of white tees and gather up your red, white and blue fabric scraps.

Patriotic Pillowcase Dresses: Use our holiday craft ideas to make your own clothes. How cute is this little number for that neighborhood party?


Patriotic Decorations: Free, Easy Holiday Crafts

Now that you have the kids dressed up in adorable DIY patriotic pieces, it’s time to turn your attention to the home and yard. If you’re hosting the BBQ this year, get ready to impress your family and friends. Nothing says the Fourth of July like handmade decorations (and a hotdog or two).


4th of July Outdoor Pillows: Honor our founding fathers with these festive outdoor pillows. Line all the benches with them for comfort and decoration.

Patriotic Ric Rac Flowers: With these fabric flowers patterns, you can wear them, use them as napkin rings, and much more.

Patriotic Star Coasters: Have your guests rest their drinks on these Americana fabric coasters. It’s the little details of a party that give it character.

Everything You Need for the Celebration

We’ve covered attire and decorations, now it’s time to get to the real necessities. Whether you’re attending a party or heading out for a picnic, here are the things you’ll need to ensure that this is one special Fourth of July celebration.


4th of July Apron Pattern: Are you the one flipping the burgers this holiday? Even if you’re just participating in the eating part, someone’s gotta take charge of the grill. Make that special chef this festive apron and you’ll probably get served first!

Picnic Basket Liner: If this Fourth of July finds you dining alfresco, make the outing even more special with this pretty picnic basket liner. Then fill with sandwiches, wine and other treats for a perfect holiday meal.

Picnic Flatware Rolls: Don’t forget the eating utensils! And while you’re at, make some quick fabric napkins as a nice DIY touch.


For full project instructions and other patriotic ideas, make sure to download our 6 Free Holiday Ideas: Celebrate a DIY 4th of July eBook.


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Leave a comment below this post and tell us how you’re spending this Fourth of July. Leave a comment below and one lucky winner will win the book Sewing Made Simple! Winner will be chosen at random on July 3rd, 2012.


Fireworks, Festivities, and FaveCrafts: Do-It-Yourself Fourth of July!

Last weekend, I gazed listlessly out the window as a sheet of pounding rain quashed all hopes of sunbathing and beach volleyball for the day. I shuffled out of my flip-flops, dropping my beach towel on the floor in a tragic heap, and proceeded to my usual weekend backup plan–the Internet. Fortunately, I managed to douse my foul mood with craft blogs, which inspired in me a wave of anticipation for the upcoming 4th of July celebration. Several ambitious goals later,  I had effectively planned and prepared for my very own patriotic extravaganza!

If you find yourself stuck inside and in need of some serious summer excitement, brighten your life with these fantastic 4th of July craft ideas from FaveCrafts:

  1. Check out this 4th of July Crafts and Recipes eBook, a step-by-step guide to a variety of patriotic sewing patterns, decorating ideas and fun crafts. Complete with all-American tote bags, wreaths, blankets and more, this eBook will recall the breathtaking spectacle of fireworks in no time. Best for bringing the American spirit indoors, the eBook also contains the best of the best in patriotic recipes.
  2. Host your local 4th of July block party or neighborhood picnic! Consult 24 Fun 4th of July Decorating Ideas for a collection of the best and brightest of red, white and blue decorations for any occasion or get-together. Liven up your life with exciting wall, table, and garden decor. When your guests arrive, engage the kids with fun games while the adults cool off in the shade. Once the sun sets, break out the sparklers and light up the night!
  3. If you’re grilling for family and friends, send out 4th of July Cookout Invites. An adorable flip-flop theme integrates beach fun with the bright colors of the American flag. These invitations are ideal for smaller get-togethers or family gatherings; your guests will love the personalized touch.
  4. If your Uncle Sam costume is wearing out, try creating a new 4th of July outfit! Show off your tricolors or stars and stripes with 4th of July Bleached T Shirts. These shirts are versatile, thrilling fun for the whole family that can be worn again and again. Otherwise, you can update an older piece of clothing with a homemade American Applique, which adds patriotic spirit wherever you need it!

Whether you are entertaining for a crowd, going out to join the festivities, or just livening up your living space for the summer holiday, FaveCrafts can help all of you do-it-yourself divas commemorate America the Beautiful in style. Make something extraordinary, and have a blast!