In case you didn’t realize it, Fourth of July is right around the corner! Do you celebrate this holiday in a big way, or do you go more low key? We tend to keep things pretty casual for our own Independence Day celebration, but we will certainly be enjoying hot dogs, hamburgers, and a few festive libations come July 4. That said, it wouldn’t take much convincing to get me to join you in a little holiday crafting if you’re up for it! Keep scrolling to check out four Fourth of July DIYs from the DGD archives.
1. Festive Fourth of July T-shirt
Seven years ago, I somehow convinced John to let me photograph him in this DIY Iron-On 1776 Baseball T-Shirt. Even though he was shy about modeling the tee online, I love how this project turned out. It’s easy to do and, if you’re less likely to show up in a “loud” holiday outfit, gives just a subtle nod to Fourth of July (pssst…in case it wasn’t clear, the T-shirt pays homage to 1776, the year of our independence).
2. Colorful Holiday Banner
This one is for those of you who do want to go all out with big, bold, colorful Fourth of July décor. Click the link to learn how to make my DIY Red, White, and Blue Tissue Paper Fireworks Banner. You could hang it on your front door, above your holiday buffet table, or even on your mailbox to help first-time guests find your Fourth of July bash.
3. Hand-Painted Fourth of July Tote Bag
If the Independence Day holiday is an “all season” type of event for you, then maybe you should try making your own version of my DIY Red, White, And Blue Painted Tote. It can be used all summer long, and adds a festive touch of color to pretty much any outfit.
4. Tasty Fourth of July-Themed Salad
Okay, you’re right. I suppose it’s a bit of a stretch to call it a craft, but this one goes out to all the folks who, like me, really don’t like getting super “theme-y” on holidays. My recipe for a Patriotic “Red, White, And Blue” Berry and Poppyseed Salad is delicious, so easy to throw together, and could just be the perfect thing to bring to an Independence Day potluck.
Which of these four projects best matches your holiday style? I’m personally most drawn to the red, white, and blue tote bag, but that patriotic salad is also calling my name. I think I’ll offer to make a big batch of it to bring over to my parents’ house when we have our Fourth of July barbecue this weekend. Let me know your favorite craft in the comments, or drop a link to a different one that you can’t wait to recreate this holiday!