What are you doing to celebrate the 4th of July? Attending or marching in a parade? Making a trip to the beach, the lake or a park? Watching a fireworks display? Attending a baseball game or a hosting a backyard barbecue? Whatever your plans, I hope you are having fun wishing our nation a happy birthday. If you have a little down time in between activities, you might want to spend a few moments browsing through some fun DIY projects, recipes, and decorations that pay tribute to the red, white and blue. These fun ways to celebrate the 4th of July are all good for Pinning for next year. You’ll have a head start on 4th of July 2018.
I’ve gathered some of my favorite ways to celebrate the 4th of July with creativity and a patriotic imagination. I’m always amazed at the wonderful DIY projects, tablescape ideas, and dessert treats that people come up with ~ all in red, white, and blue. Whether you are decorating your home for a party or need a couple of dessert ideas to take with you to a friend’s backyard or just enjoy seeing what others have created, these holiday ideas will make you smile and give you inspiration for our next patriotic holiday ~ Labor Day. You have 9 weeks to get ready.
10 Fun Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July
Who doesn’t love creating uses for mason jars? Susan at Organizing 31 made these precious patriotic party jars with a little red, white and blue paint.
Shoppe No. 5 shared 5 really cute red, white, and blue flag projects, just in time for Flag Day, but perfect for the 4th of July. All these projects involve wood, which is a great way to recycle and repurpose.
I’m from Texas and we love our bandanas. Angie from the Country Chic Cottage must love them, too, because she used them to make this country~themed bandana wreath.
Jen @100 Directions took the bandana theme and ran with it. She created these great printables to make a patriotic bandana banner.
I’ve been in love with this super easy, no~sew bandana pillow from Lisa @ The Purple Hydrangea ever since I saw it in June on our 1o under $10 Blog Hop. You could use any red, white, and blue fabric to make a festive 4th of July pillow in a jiffy.
You gotta eat on the 4th of July and setting a pretty table makes celebrating more fun. Patina and Paint created these precious placemats with a patriotic theme. Super creative.
Speaking of eating ~ oh, let’s ~ Tasting Table has declared that Strawberry Shortcake is the Dessert of Summer 2017. This is a yummy recipe that has some kick with the addition of cognac ~ not your mama’s strawberry shortcake!
If cupcakes are more your cup of tea, then these sweet ones garnished with strawberries and blueberries from Buttercream Blondie are the perfect choice for a 4th of July dessert. Such a classic with a yummy sweet cream cheese icing.
Here’s another look at my new DIY wreath and banner that I made this year.
And several ways I decorated last year.
I hope you have a festive, safe, happy 4th of July. God Bless America.