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Deck out your party with these easy 4th of July crafts

By Katie Larson
4th of July crafts and free printables | Hallmark

Make your 4th of July celebration one for the history books with these beautifully festive ideas and printables. From garland to party favors, we’ve made it easy to set a scene fit for a queen…er, president.

Patriotic pinwheels

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Put the hot summer breeze to good use with these cheery, easy-to-make pinwheels. With just a few items from a craft store and 15 minutes, you can spin a hot day into a fun one. Download the instructions and printables.


Rocket party favors

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Blast off your party with these fun favors that are a cinch to make. Download the instructions and printables.


Garland

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Use the printables, double-stick tape and a few yards of string to make a banner for your buffet table. Or you could make a festive photo op by stringing many strands of them vertically from a tree branch or taped to a wall or fence.

Tip: For our 3D version, we used 3 circles taped together with double-stick tape (see side view illustration for taping circles together) and ran twine through the center “hole.”


Fans

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Fan the flame of patriotism with this useful craft. For each fan, download the patterned printables and print on card-stock weight paper. Cut them out and glue them back-to-back with the tip of a craft stick in between the layers. Let dry, and then keep yourself cool.


Food picks

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Download the printables and punch out two of the circular patterns for each pick (or carefully cut them out if you don’t have a craft punch). Tape them back-to-back with double-stick tape and a toothpick tip between them.


And more…

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Download the printables. The large patterns are perfect for cutting into strips to wrap around paper lanterns, napkins, mason jars and beverage buckets; or tape a few together for “patchwork” placemats or a table runner.


Katie Larson is a lettering artist at Hallmark where she gets to make words look pretty. A lover of cats, sewing and chocolate chip cookies, Katie spends so much of her spare time crafting, she never seems to have any time left for cleaning.


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