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Fourth of July Craft Ideas

Updated on August 31, 2016

Do you ever think about making crafts for the Fourth of July? When my niece and nephew were little it was exciting coming up with craft ideas for the Fourth of July, such as making flag magnets. One of the best times we spent together was when we all decided to draw our own interpretations of a Hawaiian sunset, so I always love to do arts and crafts with my niece or nephew. When I cannot spend time with my niece and nephew I always send them a handmade holiday card, which is something they treasure and enjoy. Here are some projects we thought were a fun way to celebrate the red, white, and blue spirit of America's independence day. You know what else is good about making your own crafts on the Fourth of July? You can create American themed decorations that are not made in China, which is especially patriotic when you are decorating specifically for the Fourth of July!

The American flag magnet pictured below was cross stitched on plastic canvas mesh, which is a craft young people can do since the squares on the mesh are so large. Most crafting stores like Jo-Ann Fabrics or Michaels' carry all the supplies needed for making cross stitched magnets out of plastic canvas mesh.

Make a Fourth of July cross stitched magnet.
Make a Fourth of July cross stitched magnet.
Use the grid of the plastic canvas mesh to draw out the stars and stripes of the flag.
Use the grid of the plastic canvas mesh to draw out the stars and stripes of the flag.
Begin cross stitching on the blue canton of the American flag.
Begin cross stitching on the blue canton of the American flag.
Continue stitching on the blue canton of the flag until this portion is complete.
Continue stitching on the blue canton of the flag until this portion is complete.
Begin cross stitching on all fifty white stars on the American flag.  As flags go I would say the United States, Kiribati, and Mexico have some of the most beautiful flags in the world, so cross stitching the American flag is truly art!
Begin cross stitching on all fifty white stars on the American flag. As flags go I would say the United States, Kiribati, and Mexico have some of the most beautiful flags in the world, so cross stitching the American flag is truly art!
Continue cross stitching on all fifty white stars on the blue canton of the American flag.
Continue cross stitching on all fifty white stars on the blue canton of the American flag.
Begin cross stitching on the white stripes of the American flag.
Begin cross stitching on the white stripes of the American flag.
Continue cross stitching on the white stripes of the American flag, which alternate with the red stripes.
Continue cross stitching on the white stripes of the American flag, which alternate with the red stripes.
It is exciting to watch the American flag magnet take shape as you cross stitch it together.
It is exciting to watch the American flag magnet take shape as you cross stitch it together.
Here all the white stripes have been cross stitched on the American flag magnet.
Here all the white stripes have been cross stitched on the American flag magnet.
Begin cross stitching on the red stripes of the American flag.  The red and white stripes of the American flag are in what is known as the "field" or "ground" portion of the flag.
Begin cross stitching on the red stripes of the American flag. The red and white stripes of the American flag are in what is known as the "field" or "ground" portion of the flag.
The red stripes look quite striking against the white stripes of the flag.
The red stripes look quite striking against the white stripes of the flag.
The red stripes are almost all cross stitched on.
The red stripes are almost all cross stitched on.
Here is the completed American flag cross stitched magnet.
Here is the completed American flag cross stitched magnet.
Add stick on magnets to the back of the cross stitched flag so you can use it as a magnet on the fridge.  This makes for a great Fourth of July decoration.
Add stick on magnets to the back of the cross stitched flag so you can use it as a magnet on the fridge. This makes for a great Fourth of July decoration.
Make a red, white, and blue striped Fourth of July card to invite family and friends to a party at your house.
Make a red, white, and blue striped Fourth of July card to invite family and friends to a party at your house.
Make the first wavy blue stripe with a white heart in the top right hand corner of the card.
Make the first wavy blue stripe with a white heart in the top right hand corner of the card.
Leave room for a wavy white stripe by not coloring anything on the card, and then add a wavy red stripe.
Leave room for a wavy white stripe by not coloring anything on the card, and then add a wavy red stripe.
Leave more room for another wavy white stripe, and then create another wavy blue stripe with white stars on the inside.
Leave more room for another wavy white stripe, and then create another wavy blue stripe with white stars on the inside.
Leave room for another wavy white stripe, and then add another wavy red stripe.
Leave room for another wavy white stripe, and then add another wavy red stripe.
Leave room for another wavy white stripe, and the then add another wavy blue stripe with stars on the inside.  Now your card is completed and has captured the spirit of the American flag.
Leave room for another wavy white stripe, and the then add another wavy blue stripe with stars on the inside. Now your card is completed and has captured the spirit of the American flag.
Write a message on the inside of your card inviting family and friends to your Fourth of July party.  Your card is creative and cool because it was made by you here in the USA!
Write a message on the inside of your card inviting family and friends to your Fourth of July party. Your card is creative and cool because it was made by you here in the USA!

American flag magnets made with cross stitching on plastic canvas mesh create fun decorations for the Fourth of July, and you can use these year around.

Are you not from the United States? Try making a cross stitching a flag magnet based on the flag from your country, or you can even make a simple card that captures the spirit of your country's flag. Happy patriotic crafting!

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    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      2 years ago from Southern California, USA

      It was!

    • prettydarkhorse profile image

      prettydarkhorse 

      2 years ago from US

      The flag was a simple cross stitch pattern.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      7 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thanks Giselle! I really love to craft, so I write quite a few hubs about this subject.

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      Giselle Maine 

      7 years ago

      These are great ideas. Thank you for the step by step illustrations - they really help! I especially liked the wavy stars and stripes card - it looks awesome.

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Great idea and wonderful hub.

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