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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

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

4th of July crafts and free printables: patriotic pinwheels #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

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

4th of July crafts and free printables: rocket party favors #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

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


4th of July crafts and free printables: garland #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

4th of July crafts: garland how-to

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.”


4th of July crafts and free printables: fans #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

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

4th of July crafts and free printables: food picks #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

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…

4th of July crafts and free printables #MyHallmark #MyHallmarkIdeas

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.