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47 Patriotic Craft Ideas: 4th of July and Memorial Day
Making patriotic crafts to celebrate the 4th of July and Memorial Day is one way to show your love of country. The red, white and blue colors that we associate with patriotic holidays, is also appropriate for summer decor.
For this article I searched the web to find patriotic crafts that had pictures and directions. You'll find the name and address of the site that features the 4th of July and Memorial Day crafts included.
The directions for the patriotic birdhouses shown above are found at Squishy Cute Designs.
1. Burlap Flags Banner
A super easy banner to display on all of our patriotic holidays. Find the tutorial for making this beautiful, burlap banner at Uncommon Designs.
2. Wood Flag Wreath
I wonder if it would work to use paint stir sticks to make the pallet for this wreath. The five gallon sized stir sticks should be about the right size. Directions for this project are found at A Diamond in the Stuff.
3. Flag Table Runner
Using a bamboo table runner worked perfectly to make this outstanding patriotic table covering. Check the Dollar Store for an inexpensive runner. You'll find all the directions, with pictures, at
4. Flag Luminaries
When you see how easily these luminaries are to make, and how inexpensive they are to make, you'll find many ways to use them. Go to Keep Calm and Decorate and be ready to craft! I love these, and they can be used inside or outside.
5. USA Blocks
It will be easy to find a place to display these patriotic blocks. On a shelf, the mantel or even as a centerpiece you'll receive all sorts of compliments on your crafting abilities. Find the tutorial for making these blocks at Inspiring Creations.
6. Star and Stripes
Another outstanding project that is perfect when decorating for all the patriotic holidays. This would be beautiful on a mantel or as patio decor. Go to Scavenger Chic for the tutorial. Woodworkers will find this an easy project.
7. 3-D Patriotic Stars
I love these patriotic stars. I made some using old calendar pages, and they turned out beautifully. I used small pins to hang them on my office wall. Find the tutorial for making 3-D stars at Ribbons & Glue.
8. DIY Solar Light Lamp
Imagine your patio with a couple of these beautiful lamps enhancing it. Make the solar lamp using an inexpensive garden solar light. Easy, short, picture tutorial is found at House Interior Design.
9. Firecracker Tie-dye T-shirt
I think this would be a fun project to do with a group of kids anticipating a group activity, like a baseball game, on the 4th of July. It would be a nice team shirt. Go to I Love To Create to see how easy it is to make this firecracker tie dye shirt.
10. Patriotic Shoes
What could be more fun than having red, white and blue shoes to go with your 4th of July outfit? And to think that you can make them for every member of the family. This great summer project has an outstanding tutorial at Pretty Providence.
11. 4 X 4 Firecracker Decor
Although we usually think of firecrackers or fireworks as only particular patriotic dates, the fact is that these type crafts can be used as summer long outdoor decorations. These firecrackers are simple to make and are great home entry, first impression items that give your home a unique look. Go to the Gypsy's Nook for the tutorial to make this project.
12. Burlap Flag Pillow
You could say that burlap is one of the things associated with being American. You know, like apple pie? This flag themed burlap pillow perfect for decorating for the 4th of July or Memorial day. Find the tutorial for the burlap flag pillow at Simply Kierste.
13. Patriotic Luminaries
If you are planning a patriotic themed party these luminaries are just the thing to light the path to your home. Aunt Peaches is the place to find the tutorial for making these patriotic luminaries.
14. Patriotic Button Art
This is such a very simple craft, but notice how nice it looks. A project that isn't for just the 4th of July. You'll find all the instructions you'll need to make this button art at Before It's News.
15. Clothes Pin Flag Wreath
This looks like a really fun craft to do with the kids. And it'll look great hanging on your wall or door. Find the tutorial at Simplemost.
16. Patriotic Wreath Pin
I really like this pin. Go to The Scrap Shoppe for the instructions on making this patriotic wreath pin. Seems to me this would be a nice pin or hair accessory done in school colors.
17. Patriotic Lantern
These lanterns would be easy to make and would be a great way to decorate for your holiday party or patio party. The directions can be found at the Martha Stewart site.
18. Jar Flats Mobile
In the directions, this mobile uses tin can tops, but I think I would use jar flats instead. Find the directions at Crafts-For-All-Seasons.
19. Liberty Stakes
Dress up your garden or flower beds with written words of patriotism. The directions for this project can be found at Holiday Crafts and Creations.
20. Star Bouquet
If you need to make decorations for a number of tables, this would be an outstanding one. You'll find the instructions for this project at Favecrafts.
21. Pledge of Allegiance Printable
Have you ever searched for a printable Pledge of Allegiance to use in a home or classroom project? This beautiful example is included, with the tutorial, at On Sutton Place.
Notice that these pinwheels are attached to clothespins, so you'll find lots of places to display them. Go to Martha Stewart for the instructions to make these pinwheels.
23. Patriotic Tablecloth
You'll get lots of use out of this tablecloth this summer. You can find the instructions for making this tablecloth at All You.
24. 4th of July Stars
Think of all the ways that you can use these stars to help celebrate the summer holidays. The directions can be found at Better Homes and Gardens.
25. Button Flag Plaque
This is an outstanding picture that would be very satisfying to make. You'll find out how to make it at I Heart Crafty Things.
26. Red, White and Blue Bracelet
A bracelet that is easy to make with pony beads. The kids will love making these. Go to Holiday Crafts and Creations to see how to make this bracelet.
27. Patriotic Lollies
A very appropriate decoration for the summer holidays. You'll get the directions at Make and Takes.
28. Topiary Magic
Beautiful fringed topiaries that will look great on your holiday table. Go to Crafts 'n Coffee to see how they are made.
29. Utensil Pockets
You'll get nods of approval with these utensil pockets made from patriotic print fabrics. Go to the Martha Stewart site for the directions.
30. Uncle Sam
31. Memorial Day Windsock
Show your pride in the red, white and blue by making and displaying this beautiful windsock. You'll find the instructions at Multiples & More. A nice country pride tribute.
32. 4th of July Block Flag
Celebrate America's birthday by making and displaying this block flag. The easy to follow directions for making this project can be found on the Huffington Post site.
33. Popsicle Stick Flags
When finished, spray the flags with a sealer so they can be used for coasters. Go to Ginger Snap Crafts for easy directions.
34. President's Day Pillow
You can make this pillow to honor of President's Day by going to I Am Momma Hear Me Roar for the instructions.
35. 4th of July Wreath
A very patriotic looking wreath that can be displayed on all the special days that you want to show your love of country. Go to The Suburban Mom for the tutorial.
36. Craft Stick Flag
Not only the kids will enjoy making these craft stick flags, also this is a great project for the seniors. Find the instructions for this project at A Pumpkin & A Princess.
Red, white and blue flat backed acrylic beads and an acrylic disc are the main ingredients for making this gorgeous sun catcher. This isn't a project for the very little kids because jewelry glue is used. But, older kids will love making this sun catcher and everyone will enjoy viewing it. The instructions for this project is found at Craftideas.info.
38. Map of America
When you scroll down on the page at Amber Packer Design you'll find the download for the instructions to make this beautiful and colorful map of America to frame. Impressive!
39. Tin Can Luminaries
Line your walkway with these luminaries and notice the traffic slow down to see them. You can find the directions for this project at Crafts-For-All-Seasons.
40. Noise Makers
Celebrate the 4th of July with noise makers that you've made yourself. To see how these noise makers were made, go to Family Chic.
41. Bandana Tablecloth
This is an easy tablecloth to sew together. See how it was made over at My Insanity .
42. Stars and Stripes Sign
I love making patriotic crafts and so do most kids. For one thing, they aren't usually very difficult, and they are bright and beautiful with the red, white and blue colors. To make this patriotic star and stripes sign, follow the tutorial that you'll find at Craftaholics Anonymous.
43. Patriotic Bookmark
You'll be giving a treasured keepsake when you gift a friend with a beautiful bookmark like the one shown above. Make this outstanding patriotic bookmark by going to Craftideas for the pattern and directions.
44. Patriotic Deco Mesh Wreath
Make this huge firecrackers to give your porch or deck a patriotic feel for the holidays. You'll find really great instructions for making them at Hoosier Homemade.
46. Patriotic Shutter
Complete the patriotic look of your porch or patio by including a red, white and blue painted shutter. You'll find the directions for this project also at Hoosier Homemade.
47. Bottle Rocket Lawn Stakes
You'll find lots of ways to use these little rockets. To make garden stakes, use the full length skewers instead of breaking them in half. The tutorial for making these rockets is found at Shabby Tea Party.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer