Here are some fabulous 4th of July decorations that you can make yourself and that are high quality enough to use year after year for any patriotic event. These DIY 4th of July decorations were shared by Kenneth Wingard on Home & Family which airs weekdays at 10 am on the Hallmark Channel. I was given permission to share these DIY 4th of July decorations with you here.
DIY 4th of JulyDecorations
You can make just one or both of these DIY 4th of July decorations. They will look great all by themselves or make an even bigger effect together. Add some patriotic pillow throw your chairs and serve some red, white, and blue treats, and you will be feeling festive in no time!
DIY 4th of July Bunting
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I love this simple and elegant 4th of July Bunting! Ken Wingard shares with you just how you can make your own 4th of July Bunting easily just using fabric, grommets, webbing, and a few screws! He simply uses striped fabric as bunting. He adds grommets to the fabric and to the navy webbing to make the bunting last time after time and give a beautiful polished finish. He also used silver foam stars to cover the fabric gatherings for the final 4th of July decor touch.
- Buy a length of awning red and white stripe fabric that is equal to or a bit longer than the area you would like to hang the bunting.
- Add a grommet to top and bottom of the four fabric corners.
- Then add a grommet to the top edge at each point you want to gather the fabric so for example, every four feet.
- Cut the webbing into 12” lengths and insert a grommet into each end. These will be used to gather the fabric for bunting and look pretty.
- Place a nail where the bunting will start and finish, and one at each point where the bunting will be gathered.
- Hang one end of grommeted webbing on each nail.
- Then hang the first corner of fabric, the bottom corner of fabric, other end of webbing, and add silver star on top for each nail.
- Your bunting is all done and ready to show off!
I love DIY decorations that look classy and can be reused. This 4th of July Bunting fits that bill and is easy to make.
DIY Wooden American Flag- Perfect 4th of July Decoration!
Ken Wingard also shared with us how to make a DIY Wooden American Flag. This DIY 4th of July decoration project is a little more involved but still easy for even a beginning DIY crafter to manage. To make your own American Wooden Flag, you will need six 36″ long boards (such as old 1″x3″ or 2″x4″s or pallet boards), 2 pieces of 2” wide webbing that are 30” long each, Grommets, Paint, Staple gun, and Sandpaper. This DIY Wooden American Flag is unique 4th of July Decoration that will last and look great year after year.
Ken Walks you through the steps but you basically paint the boards, and attach them to the webbing, add grommets to the webbing and hang!
- Paint 2 boards red and 1 board white.
- Paint 16” of the other three boards blue and paint the remaining 20” of 1 board red and the other 2 white. (see photo above)
- Cut a star stencil and use it to spray paint 5 stars on the blue section of the three boards.
- Place a grommet ½” from one end of each piece of webbing. (these will be used to hang the flag)
- Lay the boards face down in the order of a flag with ½ inch between each board.
- Lay the webbing perpendicular across the boards, 6” in from the outer edges, lining up the non-grommeted end of the webbing at the edge of the bottom of the flag.
- Staple the webbing to each board, using a staple at both the top and bottom of each board.
- Your DIY Wooden American Flag is all done and ready to hang.
I love watching Ken work. He has such great ideas and actually doable do it yourself projects, like these 4th of July Bunting and DIY Wooden American Flag. Which is your favorite DIY 4th of July decoration project?