Fourth of July Crafts: Photo Props, Fireworks Bags, More

It's time for some Independence Day DIY! These family fun Fourth of July crafts fit the bill, with ideas ranging from patriotic garland to a flag-themed garden stone.

Hip, hip hooray for the Fourth of July! This festive holiday is just a few weeks away from today, so it’s time to start planning activities, getting dates on calendars and tracking down the appropriate red, white and blue attire for this year’s celebration.

Craft bloggers have already been hard at work putting together a variety of fun activities to try at home; this roundup features a few of my favorites.

Photo via Kristen Duke Photography

4th of July Photo Booth Props

Photographer Kristen Duke has your photo needs covered for this year’s Fourth of July. Check out her blog for some fantastic patriotic printables that you can use to create a fun photo booth.

Photo via Oh Happy Day

Dip Dyed Fireworks Bag DIY

If you’re hosting a Fourth of July party at your home, present your children and their friends with a dip-dyed fireworks bag as the perfect take-home favor. Get the directions from Oh Happy Day.

Photo via Sisters Suitcase Blog

Red White and Blue Tassels

Speaking of dipped projects, My Sister’s Suitcase shows you how to create oversized, bleach-dipped tassels to turn into patriotic garland.

Photo via Black and White Obsession

American Flag Garden Stone

Black and White Obsession is your destination to learn how to make a variety of cement garden stones, including a colorful American flag. What’s the trick? Use a Jell-O mold!

Looking for even more Fourth of July crafts? Check out this festive craft roundup.

This post was originally published in 2014 and is updated regularly.


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