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Patriotic Decorations: Memorial Day Crafts and 4th of July Arts and Crafts

I love to decorate for the holidays, but there are only a few summer holidays when I can get out my DIY patriotic decorations!

Decorating For Patriotic Holidays

You can count on the patriotic holidays to get you through the summer!  On this page you’ll find fun and festive patriotic decorations, such as Memorial Day crafts and 4th of July arts and crafts, to show your American pride.

We have many home decorations, along with patriotic jewelry, party favors, and clothing, as a start.

Looking for a patriotic flair to add to your American holiday decor?  Before the fireworks begin, make some sensational patriotic decorations for your home. 

Outdoor Patriotic Decorations

We have many tutorials for various wreaths that would look great on any front door to welcome guests. 

I found the duct tape wreath very unique and so easy.  Simply cut and fold the tape over onto itself!  It’s easy enough for the kids to make this 4th of July craft, and it looks very festive.

Be sure to look at our page of patriotic crafts for kids, too!

I think the duct tape wreath will be my patriotic wreath for this year!  And it’s waterproof; perfect for my front door without a storm door to keep the rain off. 

You can spruce up the entryway of your home by adding any of the additional outdoor decorations, such as a rustic flag planter or the patriotic American flag pallet. Together they make a stunning front porch display!

Looking for more patriotic flair to add to your outdoor American holiday decor?  

Before the parade and fireworks begin, put together a quick American Flag decoration for indoors or out.

There are links to several sites, helping you to create a “rags and ribbons” American flag craft.  Some are rustic and rough, and others are soft with lace.

You simply tie the ribbons, lace, and fabric onto a straight piece of wood.  They are perfect for waving in the wind in your yard.

Speaking of your yard, check out the red, white, and blue duct tape hammock!  What a fun and useful patriotic decoration to enjoy all summer long!

Indoor Patriotic Decorations

Looking for something special to decorate the inside of your home for the 4th of July?  Try the 4th of July centerpiece crafts that we have! 

You’ll find several links to different table top centerpieces for your home, like the painted pot with whimsical lolli-flowers!

We also have some great Memorial Day crafts to add to the spirit of things.  Look for the inexpensive bunting banner made with items from the Dollar Tree!  You can use this splash of color indoors or out.

There is another tutorial for a banner to use strictly indoors, too.

You'll find several patriotic decorations made from jars, perfect for decorating or for party favors!  If you’re looking for more party favors, the rocket party favors are easy as American Pie!

Another Memorial Day craft or 4th of July craft would be one of the various styles of patriotic flag coasters!  Look below for the video tutorials to make these for your next BBQ!  They would also make great summer hostess gifts!

Macrame is really popular right now, and the pretty macrame wall hanging would be nice indoors.  All you need is a straight stick or wooden dowel, some patriotic red, white, and blue yarn, and some assorted artificial flowers (and glue, of course) to make this simple yet stylish piece to hang on your wall!

Patriotic Clothing to Show Your Pride

You can find patriotic crafts to create your Memorial Day, 4th of July, or even President’s Day clothing, totes, and jewelry. 

You’ll look so stylish in the professional looking, yet easy to make, patriotic T-shirt made from red and blue bandanas and some Heat and Bond.  You’d pay A LOT to purchase one like this!

And don't miss the oh-so-cute little patriotic dress for your little one!  It's just adorable!  You can make a headband to match.

Keep scrolling to see more patriotic crafts to make!

Don’t miss out on making the next patriotic holiday a festive occasion with our Memorial Day crafts and our 4th of July arts and crafts activities!

Have a “BANG” creating!

Patriotic Decorations: Memorial Day Crafts and 4th of July Arts and Crafts

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4th of July Centerpiece

Turn a clay pot with DIY red, white and blue flowers into a cute patriotic centerpiece for a picnic table. The Country Chic Cottage

4th of July Party Favors

4th of July Party Favors

Learn how to make 4th of July party favors out of recycled materials – and they’re shaped like rockets! DIY Candy

4th of July Wreath

4th of July Wreath

Learn how to make the EASIEST 4th of July wreath using Duck Tape! It’s so simple that even a kid can do it. DIY Candy

American Flag DIY

American Flag DIY

Looking for a patriotic flair to add to your American holiday decor? Put together this quick American Flag DIY. It’s great for hanging on your front door or waving in the wind in the yard. Scratch and Stitch

Americana Wreath

Americana Wreath

This patriotic outdoor wreath is a wonderful way to dress up your home and share your American pride. Check out this free wreath tutorial. Confessions of an Over Worked Mom

Appliquéd Eagle Tote Bag

Celebrate America all year long with this eagle tote bag using the free tote bag and applique patterns. Sewing.org

Bandana Flag T-Shirt

A step-by-step tutorial on how to make a patriotic t-shirt with bandanas. Sugar Bee Crafts

Bunting Banner

Bunting Banner

Draped this banner from your patio or deck, it is the perfect way to add some color to patriotic holidays. Living a Frugal Life

Easy Patriotic Upcycled Jar

Easy Patriotic Upcycled Jar

Here is a super quick (we’re talking 3-4 minutes, tops!) and easy patriotic upcycled jar project for you that’s perfect for decoration or gift favors. Organized 31

Flag Planter

Make a stunning planter to display on patriotic holidays or all year long. Free Craftz

Fourth of July Bracelet

This polymer clay bracelet will look really festive for your Fourth of July party. Free Craft Unlimited

Grandpa's WWII Page

Tell the story of a veteran by making this free scrapbook layout idea. Paper Wishes

Hammock - Duct Tape Hammock

This red, white, and blue hammock is the perfect place to relax. Instructables

Lace Flag Banner

Lace Flag Banner

Use lace, ribbon and fabric to create this patriotic banner. Perfect for 4th of July Celebrations and party decor. Craft Bits

Let Freedom Ring Dress

It’s almost time for the 4th of July! Learn how to make a cute patriotic dress for a little girl. Happy Together

Patriotic  Door Wreath

Patriotic Door Wreath

This tutorial will show how to make a Patriotic wreath decoration for your home. This video shows step-by-step instructions for making a red, white and blue wreath to honor Memorial Day or Fourth of July. By Needlepointers.com Staff

Patriotic Alphabet

A red, white and blue cross stitch alphabet design. Robin's Nest Designs

Patriotic Décor Candle Holder

Patriotic Décor Candle Holder

You don’t need to spend a lot to create a candle holder, in fact, a quick trip to your local dollar store is all you need. Living a Frugal Life

Patriotic Door Wreath

Patriotic Door Wreath

If you’re looking for a patriotic door wreath, check out these easy instructions for an Americana Wreath for your front door. Confessions of an Over Worked Mom

Patriotic Door Wreath Decoration Tutorial

Patriotic Door Wreath Decoration Tutorial

This video shows how to make this pretty patriotic door decoration. Decorate for Memorial Day or July 4th! Needlepointers.com Associate

Patriotic Earrings

Patriotic Earrings

This 4th of July patriotic jewelry making project shows you how to make beaded earrings for the holiday. Craft Bits

Patriotic Farmhouse Rag Wreath

Patriotic Farmhouse Rag Wreath

See how easy it is to make a patriotic rag wreath with our quick and easy step-by-step tutorial and video! Needlepointers.com Associate

Patriotic Flag Coaster

Patriotic Flag Coaster

How to make a plastic canvas patriotic flag coaster.

Patriotic Headband from a T-Shirt

You can add this quick, cheap, and easy patriotic touch to your outfit. These are adorable for kids. Bless This Mess

Patriotic Macramé Hanging

Patriotic Macramé Hanging

This craft tutorial shows you how to make a simple but decorative Patriotic wall hanging for the 4th of July or Memorial Day or National Holiday. Craft Bits

Patriotic Ornaments

Patriotic wood craft templates for ornaments - Another easy-to-make painting template that will show your patriotic pride! North Pole Christmas

Patriotic Pallet

Show your patriotism by making and displaying an American flag painted on a pallet. Just follow the DIY tutorial. Debbie Doos

Patriotic Party Coasters

Patriotic Party Coasters

Make these coasters to add a pop of color to your 4th of July party décor! Craft Bits

Patriotic Pinwheel Pin

A free patriotic plastic canvas design. Kreink

Patriotic Postage Stamp Plaque

Patriotic Postage Stamp Plaque

This patriotic flag wall plaque made from patriotic postage stamps is a wonderful decoration for the 4th of July holiday, Memorial Day or Labor Day. Make one yourself from recycled postage stamps with our tutorial. Needlepointers.com

Patriotic Shoes

The 4th of July is just around the corner. Time to create a fashion DIY project with sneakers. Pretty Providence

Patriotic Star Garland Tutorial

Patriotic Star Garland Tutorial

Learn how to make fun patriotic star garland to decorate for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.
Pick out some patriotic fabric and get started.

Patriotic Star Jar

Patriotic Star Jar

Dress up mason jars in red, white, and blue for your Fourth of July or Memorial Day gathering. Use as utensils and silverware holders during the day and at night add tea lights as luminaries. Crafts by Amanda

Patriotic Stars and Strips Banner

Hang this red, white, and blue banner to celebrate Memorial Day or the 4th of July. Deco Art

Pool Noodle Fireworks

Pool Noodle Fireworks

This is such a great summer crafting idea! This pool noodle fireworks craft is made entirely of stuff from the Dollar Tree. Money Wise Moms

Red, White and Blue Glitter Blast Collection

Fun, glittery pot and vases will add sparkle and shine to your summer gatherings. Krylon

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Korker Hair Bow

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Korker Hair Bow

Korker bows are a perfect way to add a little patriotic flare! DIY Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Korker Hair Bows are perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veteran's Day! The Moody Blonde

Star Spangled 4th of July Shoes

Turn plain canvas shoes into a festive star-spangled makeover using Elmer’s Painters paint markers. Happiness is Homemade

Star Spangled Shutter

Classic red gets a tasteful update in this patriotic summer spray paint project. Krylon

Star-Spangled Pinspinner

Here you will find a pintable Patriotic Pinwheel. Simple, download the PDF, assemble and decorate. Jenny Allsorts

Twenty Minute Patriotic Banner

Twenty Minute Patriotic Banner

With twenty minutes and a little red, white and blue fabric – you can create this festive DIY 4th of July Banner. Click for a DIY tutorial. Decor Hint

Uncle Sam Napkin Rings

Fun way to decorate your patriotic holiday place settings. AOK Corral





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