Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue with these 10 easy DIY craft ideas that will get the family involved and brighten your spaces and gatherings.
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So pretty they’ll make you dizzy, these patriotic whirligigs spin in the wind. They’re tacked to clothespins so you can clip them to anything — like a bicycle basket, picnic tables, etc.
Using clip art designs and templates, decorate your bicycle and make it parade worthy. Templates include ideas for medallions, spoke covers, pennants and labels.
Welcome your guests in festive style with this red, white, and blue wreath. They’ll never believe that it was crafted from paper drinking straws.
Forgo the formal flower arrangement this summer and opt for this simple twist on a festive centerpiece.
Give your front porch a little patriotic flair with this easy, but impressive decoration.
The kiddos will love making this summertime game set, almost as much as they’ll love playing with it.
Fabric star medallions will brighten up your party like daytime fireworks.
For each rocket, roll scrapbooking paper into a tube and secure with glue. To make the nose cone, cut a slit to the center of a paper circle; overlap ends and adhere together using glue. Glue a ribbon strip inside the rocket to resemble a fuse, and glue a long dowel inside the tube to support the rocket.
For a quick and easy addition to your 4th of July party, try making a fun game everyone will enjoy.
Rinse and clean six metal cans. Paint patriotic stripes with acrylic paint. Let them dry for a few hours before handling. To play: Stack the cans in a pyramid and toss beanbags to knock them down for a fun, all-ages yard game. Whoever knocks down the most wins!
Betsy Ross would delight in this entryway festooned with her signature work. Simply stick mini flag toothpicks ($12, amazon.com) into a Styrofoam wreath until it looks full. Top it off with a garland of flags clothes-pinned onto twine.
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