Amazing DIY Ideas for Red, White And Blue Decor

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Amazing DIY Ideas for Red, White And Blue Decor


Summer officially has Memorial Day weekend in the books, so who hasn’t started to feel a little patriotic and inspired? So, if you’re thinking of decking your home out in red, white, and blue decor, now is the ideal time. The good news is that you’ll have plenty more opportunities to show your U.S. pride in the weeks and months to come in your home — Flag Day is just around the corner, as is the always grand Fourth of July and the bonus of supporting team USA in this summer’s Olympic Games. 

These DIY ideas will spruce up your front porch or apartment with creative takes on Old Glory.

Get Your Plants in on Some American Pride

This tutorial offers a simple and easy way to spruce up your newly bought summer flowers and herbs.

What you’ll need:

  • Plain terracotta planters that you can find at any garden shop or shopping center
  • Red, white and blue craft paint
  • Paintbrush

Patriotic Door Décor

Welcome everyone into your home with a crafty and unique flag-inspired wreath. One of the best parts about this type of décor is that you can choose whatever material you like best — ribbons, bows, stars, glitter — the sky is the limit. One great site holds tutorials on how to make several different styles, so you can find exactly the statement you’re looking for.

What you’ll need:

  • Foam wreath form found at any craft store
  • Material of choice
  • Pins and/or glue
  • Chosen accents (i.e. wooden stars)

Create Old Glory Ambiance

Light up those long, hot summer nights with DIY luminaries in mason jars. They’re easy, fun, and will light the way for the BBQ guests you’re sure to have over to watch fireworks. Keep Calm and Decorate has a great tutorial on how to make these fantastic Fourth additions.

What you’ll need:

  • Glass jars — either bought at the store or a flea market
  • A pack of mini American flags
  • Mod Podge from any craft store
  • Tea lights

Kid-Friendly Favors

While there is nothing quite like waving sparklers in the air, give the kids a safer option to run through the yard with that’s just as fun. A tutorial for patriotic pinwheels from Good Housekeeping will have your guests (adults and kids alike) laughing for hours.

What you’ll need:

  • Scrapbook paper with a pattern of choice
  • Small wooden dowel rods
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Some double-sided tape and scissors
  • Embellishments of choice (like glitter or stickers)

Vintage-Style Flag Wall Hanging

If you love the vintage look of the red, white and blue, this is a great idea to use some of those ribbons and materials scraps you’ve got lying around the house to create a unique wall-hanging sure to turn heads.

What you’ll need:

  • Used fabric scraps and ribbon in various and desired lengths
  • Hot glue gun and glue (if you want to spend less time) or a needle and thread (if that’s what you’re into)
  • White craft paint and 1-star sponge
  • Any other embellishments of your choice

Spruce up Your Table Settings

This is possibly one of the easiest DIYs on the list and the cutest. Making placemats from replacement lawn chair weaving is a brilliant way to add a little U.S. color to your table setting. Martha’s definitely on to something.

What you’ll need:

All you need is the replacement webbing for vintage-style lawn furniture. It’s as easy as that!

Put That Reclaimed Wood to Use

Still, trying to figure out what to do with that beautiful piece of barn wood you just picked up? Paint your patriotic message in honor of our armed forces or show some red, white, and blue decor pride.

What you’ll need:

  • Reclaimed wood (choose a size you’re comfortable working with)
  • Paint
  • Brush
  • Your personalized message (look for stencils to save time)

More Fun Than Firecrackers

Everybody loves a good game of corn hole (or “bags,” depending on where you’re from). These DIY bag sets are a great way to make your Fourth of July BBQ a hit. Don’t fret about how you’ll build them: There are easy-to-follow instructions provided by Charles and Hudson.

What you’ll need:

  • Appropriately sized plywood (see tutorial)
  • Circular saw
  • Drill, drill bits, wing nuts, carriage bolts, and washers
  • Measuring tape
  • Sandpaper
  • Red, white and blue paint
  • Pencil and stencil kit

Patriotic Eats

Top off your amazing party prowess with some freedom-filled treats. A healthy favorite that is sure to be a hit on your table: These delicious Stars and Stripes-inspired fruit pops. This easy-to-follow recipe (in that there isn’t one) from Baker’s Royale will make being queen or king of the kitchen an easy crown to wear.

What you’ll need:

  • Star-shaped cookie cutter
  • Watermelon
  • Apple
  • Blueberries
  • Blue and white paper straws

Even Uncle Sam Gets a Little Tipsy

A refreshing adult beverage is always a bonus to a get-together — one even Uncle Sam would appreciate. This recipe for red, white, and blue sangria from Dimple Prints is perfect, especially for a hot summer day. Drink up!

What you’ll need:

  • Strawberries and blueberries
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Sprite
  • Grand Marnier
  • A seriously chic glass pitcher to serve it in

Even just one of these American flag-themed DIY ideas will pack a patriotic punch (I like alliteration, okay?), take on multiple ideas throughout the summer to let your neighbors know that they are living next to the most patriotic person on the block.

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Holly Becker By, Holly Becker
Holly Becker is a commerce editor for Sanford ArtEdventures. She has years of experience testing products and writing about them, with the aim of helping people to improve their homes. Holly loves anything that makes her house look better, and she's excited to share her findings with others who want to do the same.
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