DIY Decorations For The Fourth Of July

Independence Day is the perfect holiday. There's sunshine,  good food and we get to be patriotic as we celebrate our country. So while you plan out your party menu and gather up  the invitations, we've been thinking about decorations. The best way to show off your red, white, and blue pride is through DIY décor.

Whether you're throwing a barbecue or just have a few friends over for some Fourth of July drinks, how you decorate will set the mood. We've gathered up some fun and easy DIY ideas for how to make your party as patriotic as it can be!

American Flag Mason Jars

All this requires is three mason jars and some red, white, and blue paint. Paint your first mason jar all blue and then add white stars to it after the first coat has dried. To complete your flag, paint the other two jars with alternating red and white stripes. This decoration is functional too. You can put utensils or flowers in them.

Paper Fireworks

Fireworks are one of the best parts of Fourth of July celebrations, and you can have them in your own home. Not the real thing of course, but you can make paper fireworks to hang up on your wall. First, get some scrapbook paper from your local craft store (red, white, and blue of course). You can cut the paper in any size you want, but we wouldn't go small than 4 inches because it will be harder to fold. Then fold the papers back and forth like an accordion and once your done, staple the folded paper in the middle. Now all you have to do is fan out the folds and you have whirling, multicolored fireworks to hang up around the party.

Patriotic Goodie Bags

This is another functional decoration, and it's super simple to make, not to mention cheap. You'll need brown paper lunch bags and red, white, and blue crafting tape. Once you have all that, just put some tape on the bottom of the bags in alternating patterns. You can fill these bags with cookies, chips, or even red, white, and blue confetti. Lay them out around your party or hand them out as party favors. Any way you use them, they'll be a cute decoration.