Simple DIYs for Making July 4th Table Decorations and Centerpieces

Mason jar project for July 4th. Photo by Two Shades of Pink.

Before we know it, the 4th of July will be here! And since it’s a one-day celebration, many of us tend to cut it pretty close and end up decorating last minute, don’t we? So we thought we’d put together a roundup of July 4th decor ideas that we can all whip up in a few easy steps—just in time for the nation’s biggest party. Our criteria for projects to include? Doable, affordable, and prettily patriotic! (Simply click on the links for the corresponding tutorial, recipe, or vendor.)

Easy Yet Eye-catching Centerpieces

July 4th Table Decorations and Centerpieces that are Simple and DIY-able.

If we were to recommend just one thing to set a festive mood in your party space, it would have to be table centerpieces. Just look at the possibilities we found: bright and cheery daisy arrangements in plastic buckets (1), paper rosettes in bottle-vases (2), tea lights in mason jars filled with layers of colored rice (3), or topiaries made with paper stars (4)!

1 – Celebrations.com / 2 – Love & Sugar Kisses, via Piggy Bank Parties / 3 – She Wears Many Hats / 4 – Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

Festive Paper Goods and Printables

July 4th printables and paper goods that are fun and festive.

Another ‘instant party vibe’ trick is to create your own paper decorations. The easiest option is to find, download, and print ready-to-use July 4th printables, like these fun (and free!) favor tags and labels (5) or this snappy stars-and-stripes paper chain (6). For the crafters out there, you could make striking paper stars (7) or other accents like bunting, Americana art prints, patriotic quotations, place cards, a food menu, or a drinks list.

5 – Big Dot of Happiness / 6 – Love the Day / 7 – Ellinée

Party Food and Favors

Simple Party Food and Favors for July 4th Party.

Get the party fare in on the fun, too, by having them color coordinated in the old red-white-and-blue. For drinks, dress up the lids of mason jars in patterned paper (8) to match the theme. While for take-home favors, fill candy tubes with colored candies (9)—but display them first at the party as part of the decor! And isn’t this sprinkle stripe cake (10) such a charmer? (You could opt to decorate a white store-bought cake this way, and maybe substitute mini sparklers for the candles!)

8 – Two Shades of Pink / 9 – The Entertaining Shoppe, via Kara’s Party Ideas / 10 – Style Sweet CA, via BHG.com

How’s that for simple, yet striking decorating ideas? Add even just a couple of them to your to-do list for this 4th of July, and have energy left over to enjoy the party!

3 Comments

  1. Iris {Sweet Metel Moments}  /  06/10/2014, 12:21 pm Reply

    I love how simple all of these ideas are to execute, but makes a big impact on a table setting – super cute! Thanks for sharing! Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!

    • Lissa (Bellenza Party Suite)  /  06/12/2014, 2:16 am Reply

      So nice of you to stop by, Iris! Yes, we purposely chose decorating ideas that are doable (even last minute!). Have a wonderful summer, too. :-)

  2. Tonya C (Soiree Event Design)  /  06/05/2014, 11:05 pm Reply

    LOVE these ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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