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Get in the spirit with these easy July 4th DIY crafts — plus printables!

It's almost the most festive day of summer ... July 4th! While you're picking up extra hot dog buns and revving up the grill, take some time to try one of these fun DIY projects as well. They're sure to add a flash of color and fun to your Independence Day party. And with free printables included with each DIY, they're bound to be easier than you expected.

Tissue paper fire cracker boxes

Lia Griffith

Materials:

  • 1 toilet paper role or cut a paper towel roll so that it's 3-5 inches long
  • Red, white and blue tissue paper
  • Lia Griffith's patterned paper (Find printables here!)
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Twine
  • Treats like chocolate covered almonds, M&MS or anything you like

Instructions:

  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Cut a 12 inch square piece of tissue.
  3. Place tube 3 inches from the bottom edge, glue edge to tube and roll.
  4. Slide treats into roll.
  5. Twist bottom edge and tuck and glue into base of roll.
  6. Cut fringe around top of tube.
  7. Tie top with twine.
  8. Glue decorative tissue paper around the tube.

See the full tutorial on Lia Griffith's website.

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Patriotic paper pinwheels

Lia Griffith

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. Trim paper into squares and punch circles with 1.5 inch punch.
  2. Use hot glue to secure four points into the center of the square pieces.
  3. Optional: Cover pencils with coordinating washi tape.
  4. Punch thumbtack through pinwheel and insert point into pencil center.
  5. Glue circle into front of tack.

See the full tutorial on Lia Griffith's website.

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Patriotic bicycle

Lia Griffith

Materials:

  • Bicycle
  • Basket
  • Red, white and blue crepe streamers
  • Star paper garland
  • Lia Griffith's American flags, tissue pom poms and paper pinwheels (Find printables here!)
  • Lia Griffith's Fourth of July signs (Find printables here!)

Find the tutorial on Lia Griffith's website!

BONUS!

This July 4th banner is sure to get you in the red, white and blue mood. (Find printables here!)

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