These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

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The 4th of July is next week! Can you believe it? That means it is time to start planning your Independence Day party. We have already rounded up awesome DIY patriotic décor ideas and now we are moving on to red, white, and delicious patriotic treats! There are super simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table. You can also make these DIY Stars and Stripes Centerpieces to dress up the table for a fully festive display. They will have your guests ready to celebrate!

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

 

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These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

Melted Ice Cream Cookies (Wendy at The Monday Box)

These sprinkled beauties will look gorgeous for the few minutes that they last on your table before guests devour them!

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

American Sugar Cookie Pie (Erin at Delightful’E’Made)

This cookie pie is American through-and-through. It is easy to serve and has pops over red and blue within each delicious piece.

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

Patriotic Snack Mix (Jennifer at The Jenny Evolution)

Looking for a sweet and salty mix to rock at your party? This snack mix is the perfect recipe!

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

Homemade Star Cookies Recipe (Ann at Ann’s Entitled Life)

Wow your guests with these delicious homemade cookies!

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

Patriotic Cookie and Brownie Crunch (Wendy at The Monday Box)

Do you love that delicious crunch with your treats? Then this patriotic treat is for you!

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

Patriotic Peanut Butter Brownies (Leslie at The Lucky Pear)

Oh my gosh, peanut butter and patriotic! This is the only way to rock your independence!

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

4th of July Marshmallow Pinwheels (Brandie at Home Cooking Memories)

Kids will love these delicious pinwheels and you will love how gorgeous they look on display at your party.

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

Red, White and Blue Homemade Ice Cream Recipe (Camille at Growing Up Gabel)

Cool down your party guests with homemade ice cream.

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

Red White and Blue Pudding Pops (Ashley at Simply Designing)

You can make your frozen treat more portable with these pudding pops if that’s your style.

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

Easy Patriotic Fruit Kabobs (Jaime at Coupons and Freebies Mom)

Keep the party treats lighter (and easier) with these fruit kabobs.

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

Red, White and Blue Cool Treats (Lydia at Lydi Out Loud)

These cool treats are super easy and fun for guests of all ages.

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

4th of July Rice Krispies Pops Recipe (Jennifer at The Jenny Evolution)

Get ready to munch on rice krispies treats with these fun and easy pops!

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

Red White and Blue Vanilla Fudge Recipe (Camille at Growing Up Gabel)

This fudge is another gorgeous treat that will dress up your party table.

 

These red, white, and delicious patriotic treats range from simple recipes that whip up in minutes and more in-depth recipes to rock your party treat table!

These are all delicious patriotic treats that will wow your guests and delight taste buds. It has been so hot here that I’m ecstatic to try out the frozen treats. You must admit that all of these treats will look gorgeous and festive on your dessert table. Now, it is time to get your party on right now at the Merry Monday Link Party! We also don’t want you to forget to enter our summer giveaway while there’s still time.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget.

DIY Patriotic Medallion Wall Art

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Getting your home ready for the 4th isn’t the pomp and circumstance that other holidays are. A lot of the decorations are for outdoors or party décor. There is one wall in our dining room that is reserved for just such décor. We decorate it for parties, like little man’s baseball birthday, and for holidays like Independence Day. The trouble is that it’s a big wall and finding seasonal décor for it can be expensive. That’s why this DIY patriotic medallion wall art is perfect. It allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget.

 

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Materials

 

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Step 1

Open both sets of patriotic hanging fans.

Note:

  • You need both sets to have enough large fans for your décor.

 

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Step 2

Unfold the fans and secure them.

Tip:

  • The fans come with sticky tabs but because of how we are using them, I recommend using additional tape to secure them.

 

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Step 3

Next, start designing your artwork.

Tip:

  • Have a general idea of how you want your artwork laid out before taping the fans together.

 

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Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget. #ad

Step 4

Once you know how your artwork will fit together, start taping pieces together. Make sure you are taping them on the back so that the tape doesn’t show when your artwork is hung.

Step 5

Continue taping your fans together until your desired size and design are reached.

Tips:

  • Create visual interest by varying the sizes and designs of the fans next to each other.
  • Don’t be afraid to put some of the smaller ones in the back of your design.
  • Check your design periodically by carefully flipping your design over.
  • Make sure that you tuck the cardboard handles behind the fans.

 

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Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget. #ad

Step 6

After your design is complete, secure it with more tape on the back to keep it from coming apart while hanging.

 

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Step 7

Lastly, hang your artwork on the wall with flat tacks.

 

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Seasonal décor for a large wall can be expensive. This DIY patriotic medallion wall art allows you to create large scale décor on a small scale budget. #ad

This is such an easy do-it-yourself project. It comes together in 20 minutes; less if you don’t spend as long choosing your design as I did. I love how this DIY patriotic medallion wall art looks in our dining room. Now I have to get some seasonally neutral fans to create one to hang up in between the holidays! Grab your own patriotic hanging fans at Oriental Trading. Don’t forget to pick up the materials for this DIY Stars and Stripes Centerpiece while you’re there. You will have your home BBQ and fireworks ready in no time. Now I’d love to hear: do you go all out with décor for every holiday or only the big ones? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
A DIY stars and stripes centerpiece is the perfect addition to your patriotic party. It is great to dress up a folding table or your party buffet. #ad

DIY Stars and Stripes Centerpiece

A DIY stars and stripes centerpiece is the perfect addition to your patriotic party. It is great to dress up a folding table or your party buffet. #ad

It is time to start getting ready for Independence Day. We love celebrating the holiday with family and part of that celebration is festive decorations. That’s why this year I came up with this DIY stars and stripes centerpiece. It is the perfect easy decoration for your 4th of July celebration. It is great to dress up a folding table or your party buffet. When you get your supplies at the links provided below you will have enough supplies to make 12 centerpieces. Plan your orders according to the size of your party. Don’t worry, though. They are incredibly easy to make even if you need a lot of them for your get together.

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Materials

 

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Step 1

First cut 4 strips of blue curling ribbon that are 10 inches long each.

 

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Step 2

Repeat step 1 with the red and white curling ribbon.

 

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Step 3

Next, curl all of your ribbon strips by pulling each one across your scissor blade.

 

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Step 4

Cut a small piece of wire garland and set it to the side.

 

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Step 5

Then align curled your curled ribbons with 2 of each color facing right and 2 of each color facing left.

 

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Step 6

While pinching your ribbons together, wrap your cut piece of wire garland tightly around them. Twist the ends to secure them into place.

 

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Step 7

Next, push one of your star kabobs through the wrapped wire garland.

 

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Step 8

Continue sliding your ribbons up until they rest just under the star.

 

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Step 9

Trim 3 inches off of the end of your kabob stick.

Step 10

Now, repeat steps 1 through 9 to create a second ribbon stick.

 

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Step 11

Assemble you pinwheel and trim 2 inches off of the end of the handle.

 

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Step 12

Next, press the bottom of your pail into your floral foam.

 

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Step 13

Then use your scissors to cut the imprint from your foam.

Tip:

  • Use one blade of the scissors like a knife to make this step easier.

Step 14

Put your cut out piece of foam in the bottom of your pail and stick your pinwheel into the foam.

 

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Step 15

Fill in any gaps in the bottom of your pail with extra pieces of floral foam.

Step 16

Next, place your star ribbon sticks at an angle to the left and right of your pinwheel.

 

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Step 17

Put a coffee filter in your pail in front of the pinwheel and star ribbon sticks.

 

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Step 18

Lastly, put a second coffee filter in your pail behind the pinwheel and star ribbon sticks.

 

A DIY stars and stripes centerpiece is the perfect addition to your patriotic party. It is great to dress up a folding table or your party buffet. #ad

A DIY stars and stripes centerpiece is the perfect addition to your patriotic party. It is great to dress up a folding table or your party buffet. #ad

A DIY stars and stripes centerpiece is the perfect addition to your patriotic party. It is great to dress up a folding table or your party buffet. #ad

A DIY stars and stripes centerpiece is the perfect addition to your patriotic party. It is great to dress up a folding table or your party buffet. #ad

A DIY stars and stripes centerpiece is the perfect addition to your patriotic party. Don’t forget that when you get all of your supplies through Oriental Trading you will have enough to make 12 centerpieces. They come together quickly and let you throw a festive party on a dime. Even better: the pack of patriotic tin pails comes with 3 designs so you can change up each table or add some snazziness to the food display. If you need some patriotic food ideas you can find them here. You can also get the tutorial for fun party favors with these Patriotic Firecracker Wands.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

10 Awesome Patriotic Décor DIY Projects + Merry Monday Link Party 155

Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? We love grilling out with friends and family to celebrate. Unfortunately with so many events (graduations, birthdays, end of school parties, etcetera) falling during this time of year your budget can be tight for this celebration. To help you get the most bang for your buck here are 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready. After you’re done checking out all of the patriotic fun, don’t forget to stick around for the Merry Monday Link Party 155!

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Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

Old Glory Patriotic Wreath Tutorial (Brandy at Gluesticks)

The rustic classic look of this DIY wreath makes it the perfect summer addition to your front door!

 

Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

Patriotic Banner (Laurie at My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies)

This patriotic banner is so easy to make that you can string up multiples on your porch railing to welcome guests and still have one for your mantel inside as well.

 

Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

Patriotic Sewing Projects (Bev at Flamingo Toes)

There are so many amazing projects in this round-up that you’ll have trouble choosing just one. From patriotic ideas to keep your dishes covered on the deck to lounging in comfort on red,white, and blue pillows, there are DIY’s for everyone.

 

Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

America Holiday Board (Heidi at Building Our Hive)

This gorgeous DIY will look great in a prominent corner of your home or hanging out on the front porch.

 

Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

Patriotic Lollipop Centerpiece (Brandy at Gluesticks)

Want décor that does double-duty as a treat? This patriotic centerpiece is the perfect solution!

 

Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

Tulle 4th of July Wreath (Jenny at The Jenny Evolution)

You know I’m a sucker for glitter and this wreath delivers it! The pops of glitter will make it seem like fireworks are blasting off all day (without the deafening thunder)!

 

Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

Patriotic Star Banner (Camille at Growing Up Gabel)

Here’s another great, easy banner DIY project to add some patriotic décor to your home!

 

Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

DIY Rustic American Flag Sign (Taryn at Design. Dining. And Diapers)

Celebrate your patriotism without changing your current home style with this easy décor piece.

 

Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath (Emily at My Mom Made That)

Pinwheels make any décor more fun and festive. Why not showcase that fun on your door with this easy wreath?

 

Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

Patriotic Firecracker Wands (DIY Adulation)

Whether you’re looking for an easy centerpiece idea or a fun activities for the kiddos, these wands are the perfect easy DIY for your celebration!

 

Do you have party plans for Memorial Day weekend? Get the most bang for your buck with 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to get your home party-ready.

Now you have 10 awesome patriotic décor DIY projects to make your celebration blast off on a budget. These easy ideas will let you focus on family and fun during your party instead of money and decorations. Now, it is time to get the Merry Monday Link Party started by linking up your latest and greatest ideas with us. Can’t wait to see what awesome projects you’ve been creating. See you down there!

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Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Patio/outdoor projects & decor
  • Landscaping Ideas
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Graduation ideas/projects
  • Father’s Day crafts, ideas, food
  • Recipes – focus on summer cocktails & sangrias, summer fruit salads & salsas, and all things cold!

Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Looking for a quick and easy game for your next party or family night? Find out how to play glow stick tag and snag a free printable of the rules!

How to Play Glow Stick Tag

It’s Wednesday and that means it is time for another easy glow-in-the-dark game! In case you missed it, you can check out this easy DIY glow Frisbee from last week. It is an easy tutorial that you can finish in time for the weekend! This week’s glow game is just as easy. In fact, this game is not even a tutorial. All you need to play is 20+ glow sticks and a park or yard to play glow stick tag. It is a great game for a party or an outdoor family night.

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Materials

 

Looking for a quick and easy game for your next party or family night? Find out how to play glow stick tag and snag a free printable of the rules!

Step 1

Choose the first player to be “it”. That player puts 2 glow stick bracelets together to form a large circle.

 

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Step 2

Every other player puts one glow stick bracelet on each wrist.

Step 3

Next, start your game of glow stick tag.

Step 4

When a player is tagged by the person who is “it” that player hands over a glow stick bracelet to the person who is “it”.

Note:

  • As soon as relinquishing the bracelet, the tagged player should take off.

 

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Step 5

The person who is “it” puts the bracelet on the large glow circle and continues the game. No one else can be tagged until that bracelet is latched around the large glow circle.

Step 6

Game play continues until the person who is “it” collect all of the bracelets. That means everyone has to be tagged twice to be out of the game.

Game Variations

  1. If you have a lot of player you can give each player one glow bracelet instead of 2. The player who is “it” should still put 2 glow bracelets into a circle to collect bracelets on.
  2. Glow stick tag can be easily adapted for the pool on hot nights. Everything is played the same however I recommend players who run out of glow sticks should move out of the pool until it has ended.

 

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Printable Rules

Grab your free printable of the rules for reference during the game. It is pretty enough to put in a frame to display at a party, too. Set it up on a table and put your glow sticks in a decorative can or vase. It adds fun décor to your party and makes it easy for guests to familiarize themselves with the game.

 

Looking for a quick and easy game for your next party or family night? Find out how to play glow stick tag and snag a free printable of the rules!

This is such an easy game to put together. Grab some glow sticks at the Dollar Tree and get the family ready to play some glow stick tag. It’s the perfect idea for a graduation party or a summer BBQ. The game continues until the glow sticks die. Don’t forget to come back next week for another fun and family-friendly glow-in-the-dark game!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Patriotic Firecracker Wands

Let’s face it: wands are cool. Whether you are a fairy princess or off to Hogwarts, there is nothing better than twirling that pretty little stick in the air and adding a bit of magic to life. I will be 30 years old this year and I still get giddy when I see a sweet new wand to play with. You may not share my childlike joy of these toys but your kids certainly do. Keep them entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally shiny) patriotic firecracker wands.

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Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Materials

Step 1

Remove packaging and stickers from everything. This makes it much easier when you are cutting ribbon and garland later.

 

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Step 2

Cut a strip of silver garland the length of your straw.

Step 3

Next, cut three strips each of the red and blue gift ribbon. These should also be cut the length of your straw.

 

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Step 4

Wrap the end of your garland around the end of all 6 strands of ribbon.

Tip:

  • Only wrap the garland once or twice around the ribbon and securely tighten. Next, bed the excess wire (the shorter piece) away from the wrap and towards the shorter end of your ribbon.

 

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Step 5

Slide the end of the strands into the straws up to where they are wrapped (including your garland strand). Add hot glue on the tip of the straw where the strands are inserted.

 

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Step 6

Next, rotate your straw and apply more glue. When you have finished, the entire tip of the straw where the ribbon and garland are inserted should be covered with hot glue.

 

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Step 7

Using the blade edge of your scissors, curl your gift ribbon.

Tip:

  • If you don’t know how to do this, place the blade of your scissors at the base of a strand of ribbon. Pull the ribbon taut then drag the blade to the end of the ribbon keeping it taut against the blade the entire time.

 

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Step 8

Wrap the piece of garland loosely around your finger to create a corkscrew.

 

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Step 9

Repeat steps 2 through 8 until you have created the desired number of wands wanted for your party.

 

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

Let's face it: wands are cool. Keep your kids entertained before the fireworks show with these awesome (and totally easy) patriotic firecracker wands.

 

How colorful and festive are these little cuties? They are super easy to make and so much fun to play with. Even though it isn’t the fourth yet, I’ve already been twirling them around the house with the kiddos. They are also responsible for the awesome Harry Potter marathon we had last weekend (worth every minute). Make sure that you make enough wands that you can get in on the action. It is such an easy way to connect with your kids. Don’t miss our 4th of July page if you want even more fun patriotic crafts or need some festive food for your celebration!

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This 4th of July recipe round-up is full treats are so colorful and fun they’ll have you humming the national anthem all day long.

4th of July Recipes Round-Up

How do you celebrate Independence Day? Do your festivities start as soon as you wake up or do you rest until it is fireworks time? If you have small children you likely start in the morning with a fun breakfast followed by poppers in the driveway. No matter what your celebration style is, I’ve got you covered with this 4th of July recipe round-up! These treats are so colorful and fun they’ll have you humming the national anthem all day long.

 

This 4th of July recipe round-up is full treats are so colorful and fun they’ll have you humming the national anthem all day long.

 

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This 4th of July recipe round-up is full treats are so colorful and fun they’ll have you humming the national anthem all day long.

 

Who doesn’t love a great sucker? These Fireworks Suckers are super colorful and make a great, easy treat!

 

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Red Velvet Berry Pancakes from Michelle @ The Gracious Wife

You can celebrate all day long easily. Start your celebration at the breakfast table with these decadent Red Velvet Berry Pancakes from Michelle @ The Gracious Wife!

 

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Patriotic Layered Smoothie from Janel @ A Mom’s Take

A celebratory breakfast doesn’t have to break your diet. If you’re looking for a healthy start to your day, try Janel’s Patriotic Layered Smoothie from A Mom’s Take.

 

Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad from Amanda @ Wit and Whistle

Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad from Amanda @ Wit and Whistle

Looking for more healthy snacks to celebrate the holiday? This Cookie Cutter Fruit Salad from Amanda @ Wit and Whistle is a fresh and festive addition to any get together!

 

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Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch via Sara @ MomEndeavors

Remember that it is important to keep hydrated. This delicious Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch via Sara @ MomEndeavors is just the ticket.  (This is great if you don’t/can’t imbibe right now, too!)

 

Easy Lemonade Fruit Popsicles from Maryea over at Happy Healthy Momma

Summer can be crazy hot but you can beat the heat. These Easy Lemonade Fruit Popsicles from Maryea over at Happy Healthy Momma are a fantastic way to keep cool in the summer.

 

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Red Velvet Brownie Star Stacks via Kristi @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor

If you’re looking to indulge these are perfect. Red Velvet Brownie Star Stacks are not only festive but amazing for dessert!  Get the recipe from Kristi @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor.

 

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Layered Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse Recipe from Jennifer @ The Savings Opportunity

If chocolate’s not your thing, no worries. Try this Layered Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse Recipe from Jennifer @ The Savings Opportunity. This is equally yummy and pretty.

 

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4th of July Popping Pretzel Rods from Authentic Moms

These 4th of July Popping Pretzel Rods from Authentic Moms are a super-fast and easy festive dessert to put together. You can make them in a hurry and take to a last minute get-together.

 

FireCracker Popcorn Bags from Camilla @ Family Chic

Don’t forget treats for the road. Munch on snacks while you watch the fireworks with these FireCracker Popcorn Bags from Camilla @ Family Chic!

You can enjoy festive treats this holiday even if you’re watching calories. Honestly, how delicious are these recipes? So much yummy in one place it’s hard to decide which one to start with. If you want even more Independence Day fun, check out the 4th of July page! You can also get more fun and easy recipes for all year long.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These fun and colorful DIY fireworks suckers are the perfect addition to your Independence Day celebration table of treats!

DIY Fireworks Suckers

Planning the perfect celebration? You want your treats to be just as festive and colorful as the rest of your decorations! Setting the mood from your decor to your food doesn’t have to be difficult. When you think of the 4th of July, you can’t help but think of fireworks.  The two go hand-in-hand like milk and cookies.  These fun and colorful DIY fireworks suckers are the perfect addition to your Independence Day celebration table of treats!

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These fun and colorful DIY fireworks suckers are the perfect addition to your Independence Day celebration table of treats!

 

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These fun and colorful DIY fireworks suckers are the perfect addition to your Independence Day celebration table of treats!

 

Ingredients

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 250°. 

Step 2

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

 

These fun and colorful DIY fireworks suckers are the perfect addition to your Independence Day celebration table of treats!

Step 3

Place sticks on baking sheet and arrange Jolly Ranchers in a star pattern around the end of the stick.

Tip:

  • Depending on the size of your pan, you can fit 2-3 suckers at a time.  Be sure not to overcrowd the pan or your suckers will spread and stick to each other.

Step 4

Carefully place your pan on the middle rack of your oven. You don’t want your candies to roll from where you’ve placed them.

Step 5

Bake for 5-10 minutes, checking periodically to ensure that your candies don’t burn.

Step 6

Remove the suckers from your oven. Gently twist each sucker stick to ensure that it adheres to the candy. Do this as soon as you have removed the candy from the oven before it begins to solidify.

Tip:

  • This is another reason not to overload your pan. You want to be able to be able to twist each stick before they cool too much.

Step 7

Using a clean sucker stick, spread the candy outwards from the center.

Tip:

  • You need to work quickly because the candy will cool rapidly.  Again, this is why you don’t want too many suckers on the pan at a time.

Step 8

Let your suckers cool completely completely before removing from your parchment paper.

Tip:

  • Be very careful when removing from the pan. The edges will be fragile.

 

These fun and colorful DIY fireworks suckers are the perfect addition to your Independence Day celebration table of treats!

These fun and colorful DIY fireworks suckers are the perfect addition to your Independence Day celebration table of treats!

These fun and colorful DIY fireworks suckers are the perfect addition to your Independence Day celebration table of treats!

These fun and colorful DIY fireworks suckers are the perfect addition to your Independence Day celebration table of treats!

All that’s left to do is serve and enjoy! These are perfect for all kinds of celebrations, not just patriotic holidays. Serve these at a candy bar at your wedding, birthday party, or more. Don’t forget to check out even more party ideas here

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Get ready to celebrate Independence Day! These DIY patriotic crafts will have you covered from the breakfast table to the fireworks show!

10 DIY Patriotic Crafts

If you are looking for some fun and easy DIY Patriotic crafts, you are in the right place.  Our family loves the 4th of July, especially our oldest who took 3 years to learn that it wasn’t just “Papa’s Flag” but the “American Flag” (hubs is in the military).  This list is perfect for finding crafts that are fun, can be done with kids, and that are practical.  There is absolutely something for everyone.

 

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day! These DIY patriotic crafts will have you covered from the breakfast table to the fireworks show!

 

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Get ready to celebrate Independence Day! These DIY patriotic crafts will have you covered from the breakfast table to the fireworks show!

 

These patriotic cloth napkins will brighten up your table during the summer and save you money.  Two things that rock in my world. Find out how to make them here!

 

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Ribbon Flip Flops :: GingerSnap Crafts

These DIY Ribbon Flip Flops by Ginger @ GingerSnap Crafts are super cute and simple to make.  These would also make a great favor for a Patriotic party!

 

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4th of July Twig Ornaments :: Happy Hooligans

If you are looking for a unique craft to make with your kids and spruce up your outdoors at the same time, definitely check out these 4th of July Twig Ornaments made by Jackie over at Happy Hooligans!  I am totally loving how she got the boys involved in some glittery goodness.

 

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Patriotic Luminaries :: Grandma Ideas

You won’t believe the household ingredient Nina @ Grandma Ideas uses to make these Patriotic Luminaries! They turned out so pretty, too!

 

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4th of July Serving Pieces :: Infarrantly Creative

These 4th of July Serving Utensils via Beckie @ Infarrantly Creative will add a festive pop at your picnic or BBQ! I love them so much I want to use them all year long.

 

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4th of July Flashlights :: The Stuffed Suitcase

Keep the kids entertained all night long even if they’re not into fireworks with these 4th of July Flashlights for Kids from Kim @ The Stuffed Suitcase. These are also a great way to strike up a conversation about our country’s history. Fun and educational is always awesome.

 

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DIY Temporary Tattoos :: Simply Kelly Designs

If your kids love temporary tattoos, like ours do, check out how to make your own with Kelly @ Simply Kelly Designs. You could totally rock some of these, too.

 

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Patriotic Paper Craft :: This Mama Loves

Spruce up your holiday table with this Patriotic Paper Craft by Brett @ This Mama Loves. Easy to make but adds such a great pop to your tablescape.

 

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Patriotic Rag Wreath :: Olives-n-Okra

Don’t forget about your front door when getting ready to celebrate.  This Patriotic Rag Wreath from Sherry @ Olives-n-Okra is fantastic!

 

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Red, White, & Blue DIY Citronella Candles :: Growing Up Gabel

Last but certainly not least, these Red White and Blue Homemade Citronella Candles by Camille @ Growing up Gabel are perfect for your outdoor festivities! There’s no rule that says practicality can’t be pretty!

There you have it. How easy and awesome are these projects? They will have you in the spirit of patriotism and fun in no time! If you aren’t hosting the festivities, these would make great hostess gifts as well. If you want more patriotic fun you can find it on our 4th of July page!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

DIY Stamped Patriotic Napkins

Summer is a time for celebrations, sun, and (hopefully) more time for crafting. These celebrations don’t have mean excess waste for you though. Cloth napkins are an excellent way to save money, save the planet, and prevent mounds of trash for you after a gathering. That doesn’t mean you can’t have something cute and festive to use, though. Even better, they also don’t have to cost you a fortune. These simple stamped patriotic cloth napkins are perfect for summer BBQ’s and celebrations.

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Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

 

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Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

 

Materials

 

 

Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

Step 1

Cut your towels into fourths.  If you would like you can hem the edges, but I like the look of the rough edges so I chose not to. (Don’t worry; they still hold up great even if you don’t hem them.)


Update:

  • We have been using these for a year now and they are still holding up great despite many washing and 3 rambunctious kids using them! 

 

 

Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

Step 2

Dip your stamps in the fabric paint and stamp onto towel.

Tips:

  • It is easier to control your paint if you use a paintbrush to apply it to the stamps, especially the flag. This will let you place the separate colors where you choose. If you’re not worried about it, you can simply dip your stamp.
  • If you notice, I chose to do one flag and a bunch of stars. Feel free to change it up and do whatever pattern you want.  You will notice a difference in the ones I stamped and the ones the kiddos did.

 

 

Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

 

Step 3

Allow your paint to dry completely. 

Tip:

  • If you let your children help with this project, the napkins that they stamp will take probably take longer to dry. Kids tend to stamp the paint on thicker.

 

 

Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

Step 4

Once your napkins are completely dry, run them through the dryer on medium or high heat for a full cycle. This will help set the paint.

 

Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

 

Step 5

One you have set the paint, you can wash and dry them as usual. Next, just use at your next gathering and enjoy!

 

Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

Spruce up your summer BBQ easily! These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them.

The stamps you choose to use can vary the look of these greatly. I like the messy look of the Tim Holtz stamp because it reminds me of all our flag has been through. If you want a cleaner look, choose a flag stamp with large, clear lines. These patriotic napkins are so simple to make that you can get the kiddos involved in making them. Kids will love using a napkin that they helped create and they will be happy to show them off at your summer parties. Want more fun patriotic crafts? Take a look at these DIY Patriotic Crafts to get your fix!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.