[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Most people who plan a Fourth of July party want to decorate their home in the most patriotic way possible. What better way to save money and start a family tradition than by creating your own Fourth of July DIY decorations? Craft decorations are just as good or even better than store-bought decorations, and give you a story to tell your guests. These three DIY concepts are some of our favorites from across the web and make the perfect backdrop to your Star Spangled Banner.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Fourth of July DIY Decorations: Idea #1 Patriotic Mason Jars

[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid element_width=”12″ gap=”3″ item=”3536″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1467412182069-92e716c9-8f2b-8″ include=”18188,18189,18190″][vc_column_text]Mason jars have been a part of American culture since 1858. Their inventor, John Mason, imagined them as the latest in food canning design. Since that time, they have quickly emerged as one of the most commonly used decor items for all holidays, dry goods and weddings (so many weddings). Even though people still use Mason jars to can foods, they are now also used as commonly as cups, lights, storage devices and decorations. With their longstanding American history, what better way to add some crafty flair to your Fourth of July party than these iconic symbols of all things pickled and patriotic?

You can paint as many jars as you’d like, and use them in a variety of ways, with a variety of finishes. Most Mason crafts only require a little patience and paint. Stripes seem like the most obvious choice, and more elaborate crafters may want to tackle adding blue and white stars for a more ornate design. Our three favorites this season are:

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Fourth of July DIY Decorations: Idea #2 String Lights

[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid element_width=”12″ gap=”3″ item=”3536″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1467412182074-fefe2c09-c284-10″ include=”18200,18202,18201″][vc_column_text]Every party can use more festive lighting. These string lights are a fun idea to show off your patriotism and mad string and glue skills. Not only is the process of making these yarn globe lights fun, but once they are complete your guests will love looking at them and hearing about your experience making them. Best of all, they offer just the right amount of mess-making activity to keep little ones excited and engaged. You can hang these lights outside or inside your home. Once it gets dark out your lights will shine bright with their red, white and blue globe yarn encasement.

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Fourth of July DIY Decorations: Idea #3 Flag Wreaths

[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid element_width=”12″ gap=”3″ item=”3536″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1467412182077-94618d43-776f-6″ include=”18213,18206,18207″][vc_column_text]Nothing is more patriotic than the American Flag. This red, white and blue bandana flag wreath is a fun alternative from hanging your flag. Once you have finished your wreath you can hang it on your front door, or put in on display within the main area that your party will take place in. Once all of the finishing pieces such as the stars are added to your wreath it will be a fun accent piece for your celebration.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Start planning your Fourth of July party with an event planner. Find the right venue to suit all of your activities by checking out our event venues! Share pictures of your DIY decorations with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. For more ideas on how to enhance your Fourth of July party check out our Americana Party Faves pinboard on Pinterest.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]