20 DIYs to add some *sparkle* to your Fourth of July

Fourth of July is next week (yay!) and as excited as you are, you're kind of tired of the same old decorations, same old games and even the same dessert choices: cherry or blueberry pie. This holiday should be an exciting one spent with family and friends celebrating the freedom of our country, not a boring family gathering that's merely turned into a habit over the past several years.  We're coming at you today with some of the most creative and cutest DIY ideas to help you add some sparkle to your patriotic party.


Patriotic Mason Jars  
Not only are these jars super patriotic, but they are so simple to make.  All you need are jars (depending on how many you want to make), some paint (preferably red, white and blue) and a few patirotic cut outs to help shape the theme on the jars (stars, polka dots, etc).  To see the step by step demonstration of this project, click here.


Red, White + Blue Painted Lawn Stars
How had we not thought of this? It takes less than 10 minutes of your time and will have your lawn shining brighter than any of your neighbors'. Check out the full DIY project here


American Flag Balloon Dart Game  
You can turn this idea into a reality with less than five steps and it will be so much fun to play with the fam. You cannot skip out on this must-have game. 


Stars and Stripes Sugar Cookie Bars
Okay, prepare yourselves for this OMG recipe.  These 'Stars and Stripes Sugar Cookie Bars' are the perfect treat to sweeten up your Fourth of July dessert bar.  Grab your mxing bowl and oven mits and let's get baking


Patriotic Bingo
What could possibly be better for entertaining a crowd than a classic round of bingo? Check out the DIY game tutorial here.


Fourth of July Windsock 
These DIY windsocks are the perfect decoration for your Fourth of July festivities, whether you're going to hang them inside to add some red, white and blue flare to the living room or outside to let them flow in the wind.


Festive Paper Star Decorations  
So fancy, but *so* simple. Click here for more details on this pretty paper project.  


Firecracker Popcorn
With only four ingredients, you can whip up this sweet and salty treat to serve as either an appetizer or dessert. We guarantee your guests will keep coming back to grab another handful of this delicious and festive recipe.


Fourth of July Pool Orbs
We want to give you enough DIY ideas to cover your Fourth of July party from the inside to the outside in festive decorations. These pool orbs are another perfect way to add some color to your yard, but they can get a bit pricey when trying to purchase them in stores. Luckily, we've found a super simple DIY tutorial that you can do right at home.  


Patriotic Tie-Dye Shirts
If you're like us, then you know how it feels to open up your closet the morning of Fourth of July and have absolutely no red, white or blue that matches well together. Solve the wardrobe woes with this easy DIY tutorial for tie dye tees.


Bean Bag Toss Game 
For any successful party, it's important to have activities that all different types of people will enjoy like this bean bag toss game.


Fourth of July Pinwheels
Put a festive twist on the traditional lawn deco for all of July's festivities. These pinwheels are perfect to stick in a garden, line along the sidewalks of the neighborhood or simply just to wave around as you celebrate the holiday.


Red, White + Blue Front Door Wreath
This decoration is definitely going to be one of Mom's favorites! Fab up your front door by creating your own DIY wreath using all of the flag's colors.


Firecracker Party Favors
As festivities come to an end and your guests start to make their way out, it's always nice to send them home with a little 'thank you' treat. Check out this DIY idea. 


Patriotic Pom-Pom Garland
We *cannot* get over how adorable this pom-pom garland is. And pom-poms are so in right now so your house will definitely be the trendiest.  


Patriotic Party Food Picks 
Whether you're serving brownies, donuts, cupcakes or even something else, click here to add a kick of color to your favorite Fourth of July foods. 


Fourth of July S'mores Kits  
A tradition we always have at my Fourth of July party (and a lot of people do) is toasting marshmallows over the campfire. Make these as party favor or pass out as premade s'mores kits.


Mini Banana Splits 
Enjoy a lighter dessert with a twist on a classic. Want to learn how to whip up these petite sweets? Click here.


Confetti Poppers 
With these perfect DIY poppers, you and your family and friends can make your *own* fireworks. Snag the steps here.


Patriotic Fruit Punch
No matter how you spend the Fourth of July, whether it's at the beach, at the lake or in your living room, everyone could use a flavorful ice-cold drink to cool off with. This one is a must-try recipe

Have any other DIYs that can help add some sparkle to this Fourth of July?  Share it with us in the comment section below!  

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by Kara Brown | 6/24/2017