I found these fabulous 4th of July crafts, home decor, and recipes from around the Internet that I thought were cute or clever. Sadly, we no longer decorate for the holiday since our kids have grown and gone. I miss the days the house was decked out in festive decorations like these.

4th of July – Patriotic Craft & Recipe Roundup

Red White and Blue Mason Jars 4th of July Cupcake Toppers - Free printable
A few Ball Mason Jars some acrylic paint (Americana Snow White, Primary Blue, and True Red) and a little sanding and Linda at ItAllStatedwithPaint.com created these fun jars for the 4th of July. Unfortunately, the website is gone now, but creating these jars are pretty straight forward – use painter’s tape to mark off the stripes and star stickers as a stencil – paint the entire jar white, let it dry. Stick star stickers on the painted jar and paint a coat of blue over the entire surface. Carefully remove the star stickers before it’s completely dry. Purchase Ball Canning Jars online Printable Fourth of July Cupcake Toppers – free download with a subscription (free)  plus red, white & blue cupcake recipe from Hoosier Homemade. Buy patriotic red, white and blue cupcake wrappers, toppers, sprinkles, and more online
Dish Rack Picnic Plate Organizer 4th of July themed galvanized buckets
Decorating idea from All You Magazine – keep those paper plates from blowing away – add flowers in the utensil cup and add a note to “help yourself.” What a cute display! Buy a 2-Tier Wire Dish Rack online  The fun galvanized pails were painted by All You Magazine, and I love them, but I’d used contact paper and tape instead so I could change them out with the season or when they’re moved to another use. Cut the stars out of contact paper and peel and stick! Purchase Old Fashioned Tin Tall French Market Flower Buckets online
Firecracker Treat Pops Printable 4th of July Craft Project from Tater Tots and Jello

 36th Avenue put together some great decorations that double as treats too! These Firecrackers Treat-Pops are easy to assemble with here DIY tutorial. Purchase push pop cake containers online –Red, White & Blue Scrapbook Paper

 Free 4th of July printable or use her instructions and your own scrapbook paper. Paper straws are used for the handles. Great for the kids to “fan” themselves or as table decor. By Tatertots & Jello. Buy red, white, and blue paper straws online

All of the directions for these 4th of July patriotic crafts and recipes are linked to the photo – click on one to be taken to the creator’s website where you’ll find the DIY tutorials, material lists, and more.

Happy 4th of July!