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26 July 4th Decoration Ideas That Wow

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Celebrate America’s birthday in fabulous red, white and blue. Get ready for the party with free printables, plus find ideas to welcome guests at the front door, then wow them with stars and stripes and send ‘em home with a cute favor. There are ideas for banners, centerpieces, luminaries, pinwheels, utensil holders, place card hats, a no-sew pillow and parade wands. Happy Birthday, America!


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1. Free Patriotic Printable :: Simple as That – Invite Abe and his words of wisdom to your party!
cup with stars decoration idea
2. Stars and Stripes :: The TomKat Studio – I love the simplicity of star cut-outs on cups.
3. Pinwheel :: Cindy Hopper; Skip to My Lou via Alpha Mom – The hard work is all done for you; go here for a printable pinwheel. Great for tabletop décor and kids have fun playing with them.
4th of july banner idea
4. Bandana Banner :: Life in Wonderland – Colorful, easy, and inexpensive to boot—what’s not to love?
july 4th decorative fire crackers
5. Decorative Fire Crackers :: The Pike Family – Scrap wood, a little paint, a snippet of rope…these shouldn’t be difficult to make.
6. Patriotic Mason Jars :: Addicted 2 DIY – These jars would be great as centerpiece bases or use them as night light luminaries for your party.
7. Painted Window American Flag :: The Creative Crate via U Create – This would make a terrific dessert table backdrop…or welcome sign.
8. Paper Bag Luminarias :: Aunt Peaches – Ooh, this would be so simple and it could add so much to the evening festivities.
star spangled banner decoration
9. Star Spangled Banner :: Kasandra – Ticking and denim. Looks great! Even if you don’t sew, I think this would work with fabric and hot glue, too.
4th of July Painted Lawn Stars
10. Lawn Stars :: The Concrete Cottage – I’m star struck! Maybe no one would notice the weeds?
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11. Stars and Stripes Table Cloth :: All You – Use a great looking table cloth as a foundation for awesome food.
flag swag decoration idea
12. Flag Swag :: Sophie’s World – Sophie makes this look so easy—great idea.
July 4th paper cone wreath decoration
13. Paper Cone Wreath :: My Blessed Life – Front door or back porch? This would work both places.
14. Utensil Holder :: Parties for Pennies – Look what Heidi made from a brown paper bag!
15. Patriotic Bunting :: Parties for Pennies – Here’s another amazing idea from Heidi—perfect for the 4th.
16. Cupcake Wraps :: Kiki and Company – Free printables with 9 different designs will dress up your cupcakes and your dessert table.
17. Mason Jar Candle Holders :: Made from Pinterest – Super easy and quick.
All American Treat Container Ideas
18. All American Favor Containers :: Jennifer Edwardson – Terrific idea—I love gifting our guests with surprises.
patriotic luminaries decoration idea
19. Patriotic Luminaries :: Keep Calm and Decorate – Empty PICKLE (!) jars and inexpensive flags are the basis for these super little lights.
4th of July decoration idea - party hat placecards
20. Party Hat Placeholder :: Country Living – The step-by-step directions make this look easy…and they’re so cute!
21. Beverage Signs :: Whipperberry – Good looking, free, printable—great Americana party décor.
DIY Ruffled Patriotic Wreath
22. Ruffled Patriotic Wreath :: Creative Capital B – Sky shares a tutorial so you can make one.
23. Patriotic Door Décor :: Today’s Creative Life – Here’s another way to welcome guests to your celebration. I like that mossy wreath and the white frame makes it really pop against the red door.

24. Patriotic Printables :: Today’s Creative Life – And check out Kim’s free printables for your picnic on the 4th.
25. No-Sew Pillow :: At Picket Fence – Inexpensive bandanas morphed into a just-right pillow for a down-home celebration!
26. Parade Wands :: Eighteen 25 – Craft or décor? Both!

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.