01st Jul2011

Fourth of July Craft Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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Fourth of July Craft Ideas

The fourth is in a couple days! It’s a time when we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence declaring our independence from Great Britain. As Americans we love to celebrate with BBQ’s, picnics, parades, and fireworks so why night liven them up a bit more?  All of these crafts are quite simple, make a great table scape,  and can definitely be achieved by the fourth!

Here are some of my favorite patriotic crafts from Martha Stewart… such inspiring fourth of July craft ideas! Click on this link for how-to instructions.

  • Star Medallion
  • Can-Do Cans
  • Clothespin Pinwheel
  • Fireworks Table Setting
  • Patriotic napkin Rings
  • Red, White, and Blue Medallion


The Can-Do Cans are extremely simple to make and can be made out of old food containers.  Cover them with decorative scrapbook paper and double sided tape, and they can fit any theme or celebration.  Use pastels for a baby shower or bold colors for a birthday party.  Holding snacks like breadsticks or pretzel rods isn’t the only use!  These recycled cans make great plastic utensil holders or flower vases.

The clothespin pinwheels also add a whimsical spin on any theme party.  Easily crafted out of any colored or patterned scrapbook paper, you can make these in a jiffy.  Another creative idea is to use pages of old books to make pinwheels as well.  Use children’s books, comic books, or novels, depending on the occasion.

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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