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Fourth of July

Explore 230 recipes, 63 projects, 30 articles, 58 galleries, 33 videos, and more

America's Party-Perfect Pattern

Steps:8
Materials
  • Several bandanas (number varies depending on project)
  • For Invitations: Two stamp-ink colors
  • For Luminarias: Red and a white paper bag of the same size
  • For Luminarias: Decorative craft punches
  • For Luminarias: Scallop scissors
  • For Luminarias: Votive candle
  • For Table Runner: Sewing kit
  • For Table Runner: Iron
  • For Drink Cover: Template
  • For Drink Cover: Disappearing-ink fabric pen
  • For Food Flags: Craft knife
  • Toothpick or skewer
  • For Food Flags: Double-sided tape
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Flag Holder

Steps:5
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Cookie-Cutter Candles

Steps:3
With a set of graduated cookie cutters, you can make stars or other shapes in many sizes. Arrange the candles on a platter, or place them in shallow dishes of water.
Materials
  • Metal cookie cutters
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Double boiler
  • Craft sticks (for stirring)
  • Candy thermometer
  • Metal-tabbed tea-light wicks
  • Beeswax
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Hand-Towel Beach Bag

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Summer
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Stick-On Stars

Steps:2
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Star Glasses

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Templates
A perfect gift for a Memorial or Independence Day host, these patriotic tumblers are created using a process similar to eglomise -- the 18th-century French technique of painting directly on the reverse side of glass.
Materials
  • Star Template
  • Glasses
  • Tape
  • Red and blue paint pens
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Patriotic Votives

Steps:2
When twilight follows the sunset this Fourth of July, you can add a bit of illumination to the festivities by transforming different-size glass containers into patriotic votives. The process is simple, and all the required materials are easily available at local crafts stores.
Materials
  • Assorted cylindrical clear-glass containers
  • Glassine sheets in red, white, and blue
  • Tape measure
  • Rotary cutter or edgers
  • Double-sided tape
  • Glue stick
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3-D Paper Star Decorations

Steps:2
Using our 3-D paper star template and red, white, and blue card stock, you can create three-dimensional, star-shaped cutouts. Festive and easy to make, they're ideal for decorating tables or invitations to a Fourth of July party.
Materials
  • 3-D paper star template
  • Red, white, and blue card stock
  • Ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Stapler
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Picnic Napkin Rings

Steps:2
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