Free Printable 4th of July Decorations
Most of our ideas for summer entertaining include the words “casual” and “easy.” But on patriotic holidays, we gotta dress things up with some red, white and blue. Our artists created these free printable 4th of July decorations to give a party on your porch or patio the American spirit the day deserves.
Just download and print the 4th of July decorations and read on for easy DIY instructions for sandwich/cupcake flags, place cards/food labels, cake toppers and a stars-and-stripes banner.
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What you'll need
- Free printable 4th of July decorations
- Printer paper and/or card stock
- Craft knife, metal ruler and cutting mat
- Glue stick or double-sided tape
Pro tip: All of these Independence Day decorations involve cutting out designs and folding them in half. If you use card stock, here’s how to make folding easier:
• Before you cut out the designs, lay your metal ruler along the dashed folding line.
• Gently (so gently!) run the tip of your craft knife down the ruler to score the line.
• Then cut everything out and fold along the lines.
How to make 4th of July sandwich/cupcake flags
Print and cut out as many as you need of page 1 of the printable. There are five flags with blue stripes and five with red stars.
Fold each flag around a toothpick, using a glue stick or double-sided tape to hold it together.
Pro tip: These flags are great for color-coding! Use them to mark meat vs. veggie sandwiches, chocolate vs. vanilla cupcakes, etc.
How to make 4th of July food labels/place cards
You’ll find six foldable cards on page 2 of the printable 4th of July decorations.
Cut and fold them and use to label the food, call out ingredients or tell people where to sit.
Pro tip: They would also be really excellent for labeling entries in a pie-baking contest or a potato-salad taste-off…if you’re competitive types.
How to make a 4th of July cake topper
Cut a piece of twine a little wider than your cake. Tie each end to the top of a skewer.
Once you’ve printed and cut out the designs on page three of the printout, space them out along the twine, then fold them over it and tape or glue them together.
Poke the skewers into the cake. Or casserole! Or pan of brownies! We’re not going to put limits on your patriotism.
How to make a stars-and-stripes banner
This one is just like the cake topper, but with bigger flags and no skewers.
Just print as many of pages 4 and 5 as you need and fold and tape them around the twine.
Hang your banner behind the buffet table, across a doorway, along a railing or between posts.
Pro tip: You might want to use a more substantial twine for this one—especially if you’re hanging it outside instead of against a wall. Also, printing on paper (instead of card stock) will give you a more fluttery banner.
Want more 4th of July decorations and ideas?
- Download these free patriotic printables to make pinwheels, party favors, paper fans (sweet blessed breezes) and more.
- Try these fun to make—and eat—July 4th snacks. (Cracker-size eagle-head cheese balls? Indeedy!)
- Check out 20 All-American Hot Dog and Burger Recipes with pun-tastic names you’ll want to write on those food label cards you just made.
- Bake some red, white and blue pies full of strawberry, apple and blueberry goodness.
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