No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Fourth of July

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

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
expand

Picnic Napkin Rings

Steps:2
expand

Patriotic Doormat

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Templates
An easy-to-make addition to the front door, this festive doormat is perfect for last-minute Fourth of July decorating. The technique calls for little more than a basic doormat, paint, tape, and our downloadable star-stencil template. For best results, use a sturdy, coir doormat (available at hardware stores), which will withstand the elements and a lot of foot traffic, so it can be used year after year.
Materials
  • Star-stencil template
  • Manila folder or lightweight cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Sturdy, coir doormat with sides taped
  • Painter's tape
  • Low-tack tape
  • Long ruler
  • T-square (optional)
  • Bowl of straight pins
  • Blue and red oil paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Paintbrushes
  • Jar of mineral spirits
  • Clean rags
expand

Patriotic Stamped Crafts

Steps:3
expand

Bald Eagle Tissue Paper Lanterns

Steps:3
expand

Fourth of July Clip-Art Toothpick Flags

Steps:2
expand

Clothespin Pinwheel

Steps:2
So pretty they'll make you dizzy, these patriotic whirligigs spin in the wind. They're tacked to clothespins so you can clip them to anything -- like a bicycle basket.
Materials
  • Patterned paper in two colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Clothespin
  • Map tack
expand

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement