Ten Easy 4th of July Decor and Recipe Ideas

June 29, 2022

Ten cute and simple 4th of July crafts, decor and entertaining ideas.

I've gathered a few quick and easy patriotic projects -- these Fourth of July DIY touches will look great inside and out. Most of these are great projects to work on with the kids as well!

If you're hosting over the July 4th holiday, these projects can be knocked out pretty quick. And the easy food ideas are great for entertaining. 

These red white and blue dipped pretzels from The 36th Avenue are super festive and I'll be making them for sure: 
Fourth of July pretzels
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I've made these at Christmas and they are GOOD. 

You know I love a good printable! This inexpensive watercolor flag printable can be downloaded and printed at home in minutes. 

It's is an easy way to add some red white and blue without spending much money:
watercolor American flag printable

You seriously can't go wrong with these -- I use the same frames for my seasonal printables around the house and just change them up. 

Make your own festive garland with paper and this easy tutorial from Nest of Posies
DIY seasonal garland

So cute! Star craft punches would make an adorable garland too!

For our porch this year, I threw a festive wreath together using the grapevine wreath I use over and over again and some sparkly stars from the craft store: 
easy star wreath for the 4th

And then hung these cute red, white and blue pinwheels from nails on the beam that spans our front porch:
easy 4th of July porch decor

So cute and so easy! The pinwheels are paper, but I think they'll be protected enough from the elements. 

This is another easy and festive idea -- how pretty would these look laid out?
Watermelon treats for the 4th
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This delicious strawberry pretzel dessert is a summer staple around here, and such a great dish for a 4th of July get together: 
strawberry pretzel dessert

My mouth is watering just thinking of it...so good! Add some blueberries for a patriotic look. :) 

I LOVE this idea from The Concrete Cottage to paint the lawn with stars! Not sure my husband would love it as much as me. He loves his lawn!:
Lawn stars for the 4th

You can find the red marking paint here, along with the blue option and white as well

It would be fun to make lawn games for the kids with these --  try "star Twister" and put them in the Twister design on the lawn. Or place them in lines for a throwing game with corn hole bags. Fun!

Here's another simple printable Landee See, Landee Do that could stay up all year round: 
Free Fourth of July printable

I love a free printable! I use them for every season.

Here are a couple of my easy projects as well! These mason jar flag lanterns are so easy to throw together!:
DIY mason jar 4th of July lanterns

And this DIY flag pillow is one of my favorite seasonal hacks ever:
Seasonal pillow from sweater

Do you have any go-to recipes or decor you use every year? 

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  1. Such cute ideas! I love the flags in the mason jars! Happy 4th to you!

  2. I love the ideas! How can we get the first printable?

    1. Unfortunately that site seems to be down, I replaced it with a similar version you can find on Etsy. :)


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