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4th Fourth of July Patriotic Craft Project Ideas With Buttons

Updated on March 14, 2015
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What type of projects can you make for the 4th of July?

Just a Few Ideas
 
Jewelry
Wall Art
Wreaths
Clothing
Table Decor
Party Items
Pinwheels
 

This year as you plan 4th of July arts and crafts activities with toddlers, preschoolers, older children, and adults, consider including a few projects with buttons. Buttons are an inexpensive, readily available craft medium that add a fun touch to numerous different projects. From jewelry to wall art to table décor, all with patriotic flair, there is something here for everyone. Happy Fourth of July and happy crafting!

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Jewelry

  • Stretch button bracelets. Dandee Designs has a super simple set of instructions for creating stretch button bracelets with plastic buttons and clear elastic beading cord.
  • Mini patriotic wreath pin. Buttons add the perfect whimsical touch to Michelle's fabric flag pin.
  • Felt hair clips. This simple craft is a great mother-daughter sewing project for beginner sewers or anyone looking for an easy project.

Patriotic Decorative String Balls Craft for Memorial Day or Fourth of July

Wall Art

  • "God Bless America" sheet music (with free printable). This patriotic piece is plenty versatile enough to hang up all year round although it can be fun seasonal piece. The tutorial features fabric covered buttons, but of course you can substitute plastic buttons or other buttons of your choosing.
  • Button American flag. Create a little American flag on fabric that you can pop in a frame. It is easy to customize this concept for the frame of your choice. Grab some more American flag button inspiration from Button Floozies.
  • Button star. Caro put this star art together for a teacher and made it with all different colors, but you can easily modify it with red, white, and blue.

4th of July Homespun Wreath

Wreaths

  • Denim and burlap patriotic wreath. Michele of The Scrap Shoppe has a great tutorial for an American flag denim and burlap wreath. You can also check out Uniquely ella's similar variation with all denim.
  • Yarn wreath. There are a number of variations of this concept out there on Pinterest. You can follow the basic concept for any yarn wreath and make the red and white stripes as narrow or as wide as you like.

Do you have a large stash of white buttons? They may be perfect for some of your Fourth of July crafts.
Do you have a large stash of white buttons? They may be perfect for some of your Fourth of July crafts. | Source

Clothing

  • Flag t-shirts. Buttons make perfect stars on patriotic t-shirts featuring American flags. It is simple to customize this design for shirts of different sizes. Check out the tutorial at Make It Love It.
  • Little girl dress. Create an adorable patriotic dress with two old white t-shirts, masking tape, and fabric paint. Buttons and ribbon add just right amount of embellishment.

How to make Fourth of July Napkin Felt Rings

Table Decor

  • Button bouquet. One of the most popular button table decorations is button bouquets. They are simple and inexpensive. It's easy to create a whole bunch of different blooms and switch them up for different seasons and holidays. You can also change up the aesthetic with different vases.
  • Napkin rings. Check out the step by step written tutorial that goes along with the video linked on the right.

Pick up sets of blue vintage buttons to add a unique touch to your patriotic crafts.
Pick up sets of blue vintage buttons to add a unique touch to your patriotic crafts. | Source

Party Items

  • Metal buckets. Decorated metal buckets can be used for centerpieces, food items, ice, party favors, and much more. The possibilities are endless. Check dollar stores or the dollar section of big box stores for inexpensive metal buckets. You may even be able to find seasonal selections around the Fourth of July.
  • Cupcake toppers. There are numerous tutorials and printables out there for 4th of July cupcakes toppers. I have linked just one example. Most of the tutorials do not include buttons, it is easy to customize them with buttons.

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Pinwheels

  • Moore Minutes. This post doesn't include instructions for making a pinwheel, but you can grab those details from the post linked to the right. You'll still get some wonderful inspiration for using buttons with pinwheels and for creating patriotic pinwheel designs.
  • Lori Hairston. Lori also some great 4th of July pinwheel inspiration including an idea for turning pinwheels into a wreath.

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    • randomcreative profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Clearfield 

      4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much, Cyndi! :)

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      4 years ago from Western NC

      I love that top bracelet so much I pinned it! Your projects and photos are always so beautiful! I also love your patriotic hubs. :)

    • randomcreative profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Clearfield 

      4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Vicki, me too. :) Thanks!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love buttons! What neat ideas!

    • randomcreative profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Clearfield 

      5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      They can make great kid craft projects, Torri Lynn!

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      torrilynn 

      5 years ago

      This arts and crafts project is very beneficial for kids. Thanks for the read. Voted up

    • randomcreative profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Clearfield 

      5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Jeannie! I appreciate that. You're right that it's not too late!

      Thanks, FlourishAnyway! That's great. :)

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 years ago from USA

      Very cute ideas! There are tons of extra buttons around, so this provides inspiration for using them.

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      Jeannie InABottle 

      5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      You always have so many great craft ideas. Even though it is the 4th of July today, I am still sharing this hub. It is not too late to get some 4th of July crafts ready for tonight. Voted up!

    • randomcreative profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Clearfield 

      5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Suzie, you're absolutely right that the red, white, and blue color palette is perfect for nautical designs, too! Thanks so much. :)

      I really appreciate that, pinto! Enjoy the ideas here. :)

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      Subhas 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi randomcreative! I can feel the imaginative heights of your thinking. Turning buttons into a piece art and that too so gracefully really spiked me up. This is going to be a real fun for all of us.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      What a gorgeous bracelet and even though we don't celebrate the 4th of July these colors would be great for a nautical themed bracelet I would wear with navy, white and red. fabulous ideas as always and happy 4th in advance! Voted up, useful, interesting and shared!

    • randomcreative profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Clearfield 

      5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Karen, 4th of July crafts are perfect for a daycare!

      farmloft, that's awesome! Enjoy. :)

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      farmloft 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Button bracelets are on my agenda with kids while camping this 4th of July - thanks for the inspiration!

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      Karen Hellier 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      What a great idea. I never would have thought of doing craft projects for the 4th of July. I used to have a home daycare and had a 4th of July party for the kids each year. These crafts would have gone over well. Great job. Voted up and useful.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Glimmer Twin Fan! That's great. Let me know how it goes. :)

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      Claudia Mitchell 

      5 years ago

      I always love your button craft hubs. I have one in mind to do because of all of your links. Pinned.

    • randomcreative profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Clearfield 

      5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Pearl! Your 4th of July tradition sounds like so much fun. I'm sure that your family would enjoy a few button decorations at the celebration this year. Enjoy. :)

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      Connie Smith 

      5 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      What a wonderful compendium of Patriotic Button Projects! Our family picnic is an old tradition always held on 4th of July weekend. Sometimes some of my relatives get crafty with the food and the table decorations. I think this year, I might add to the fun with a project or two.

      Thanks for sharing; Voted Up+++

      ;) Pearl

    • randomcreative profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Clearfield 

      5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      So glad you enjoyed, MsDora! Happy 4th!

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for sharing such exceptional creativity. I love the bracelets. Happy Fourth to you in advance!

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