The 4th July otherwise known as American Independence Day is approaching! It’s time to get out all the red, white and blue materials you have and get ready to party. For all our British and European makers, the 4th of July is an American holiday which commemorates the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. There’s normally big celebrations, parades and fetes where people eat, drink and celebrate all things American!
Since we’re all about the handmade here at Gathered we thought we’d collected over 50 4th July Crafts that will have your home, garden and even yourselves feeling truly American. We’ve got everything from cards to paper decorations, crochet patterns to candles and the best part? They’re all free. That’s right all these 4th July crafts are free and waiting for you to make. We’ve even gathered 20 4th July crafts for kids so they can get involved and be entertained on the big day.
Keep scrolling for all your 4th July crafts or click to jump straight to the kid’s crafts!
31 4th of July crafts
4th July paper star decorations
Lia Griffith has plenty of 4th July Crafts on her blog including these pretty paper stars. Hang them in your window, garden or porch for some patriotic decoration.
DIY 4th July card
Send a colourful 4th July card to your loved ones with Angela Dodson’s colourful card. Her DIY 4th July card tutorial is right here on Gathered!
4th July candle crafts
Celebrate the holiday with light! These fabulous sand candles by Martha Steward are so easy to make yet so effective.
4th July tissue paper fireworks
Hey Let’s Make Stuff has some great 4th July crafts including these tissue paper fireworks. Make a bunch and hang them in your home for the ultimate exciting decor.
Patriotic 4th July crafts string lights
4th July crown
Wear your stars with Pottery Barn’s glittering headband. This is one of those crafts we’d wear all year round!
Crochet 4th July heart ornament
Crochet up these adorable 4th July craft ornaments and put them around your home and even on your clothes. Golden Lucy Crafts shows you how to make them for free on her blog.
4th July cake toppers
Tell Love and Party has collected four different 4th July cake toppers over on her blog. Have a browse and pick your favourite. 4th July crafts for tasty bakes are always a winner in our books.
Keep beers looking fab with Loom Lady’s free knitting tutorial. Lucy has loads of free 4th July crafts all for knitting enthusiasts.
4th July DIY tray
Ivy & Iron have a great upcycling tutorial on their blog for this funky American tray. You can make it from scrap pieces of wood and old cabinet handles for the ultimate sustainable vibe.
Printable 4th July crafts
Printable 4th July crafts are a really easy way to entertain your guests and have a fun time. This cute bingo is by Scrapbooking and is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.
4th July wreath
This beautiful 4th July wreath is by Wisconsin Homemaker and will look amazing hanging on your door. Plus it uses some really simple materials that you’ll be able to find in Michaels or on Amazon.
DIY 4th July planter
Make this vase/planter and fill it with your favourite red, white and blue flowers. It’ll look lovely in the centre of your 4th July table. Home Depot’s blog shows you how.
Stars and stripes table runner
DIY 4th July party poppers
Tell Love and Party has loads of pretty 4th July crafts but this one is our favourite. Make your own party poppers with their free tutorial and make it rain confetti just like the parade.
Crocheted 4th July Basket
Knit Paint Sew has uploaded the free pattern and tutorial for this patriotic basket. Perfect for treats or activities, it can sit in the centre of your 4th July celebrations for everyone to admire.
Watercolour 4th July straws
Oh Happy Day has kindly created some printable 4th July crafts which include these cute straw toppers. Print out her little American flags then add them to your straws (you could use reusable ones to be more sustainable).
4th July sparklers
Use Almost Perfect’s free 4th July sparkler card to make these little fireworks inspired bundles. Everyone loves a sparkler!
4th July cushion
Thrifty Decor Chick has rounded up her top DIY 4th July crafts and this cushion is just the cutest! She shows you how to turn an old jumper into a patriotic pillow over on her blog.
4th July felt heart decorations
There’s no reason why you have to take down your 4th July crafts after the big day! We love Albion Gould’s felt hearts so much that we’re keeping them up all year round.
Firework cross stitch pattern
Country Living has created this fun and free firework cross stitch pattern for you to make! Download the chart here. For even more cross stitch goodness make sure you head to our free cross stitch patterns.
4th July flag quilt
This gorgeous quilt is by Diary of a Quilter and is made up of scrap fabrics and patterns. Amy shows you how to make this quilt for free! If you’re on the hunt for a new quilting machine then check out our round-up.
4th July crochet coasters
Repeat Crafter Me shows you how to crochet these really sweet 4th July stars. You could then use them as coasters or turn them into bunting. This is a really simple pattern but if you’re new to crochet use our beginners guide to crochet to help you.
Free Printable 4th of July Art
Swap out your prints for the day with I Should Be Mopping the Floor’s free printable artwork.
20 4th of July crafts for kids
We have loads of Kids Crafts right here on Gathered including a round-up of the best craft kits for kids and 50 fun craft ideas for kids which include everything from painting to egg box carton crafts.
4th July paper lanterns
Get the kids to help you make these sweet little lanterns with The Crafting Chick’s free tutorial.
4th July paper rockets
Use Let’s Make Stuff’s circuit tutorial to print and assemble your own paper rockets then get the kids to decorate them with all the red, white and blue glitter they want!
4th July sun catcher
Capture the 4th July sun (well hopefully!) with these sweet suncatchers from A Little Pinch of Perfect. Kids will love making these and tearing up all the tissue paper.
Uncle Sam 4th July craft
Get your kids to make friendly Uncle Sam with Five Little Chefs fun craft. His fluffy white beard and an all American hat will have the whole family feeling patriotic.
4th of July Parade Wands
Let your little ones show their American colours with these super cute parade wands by Eighteen 25. These will be great even if the parade isn’t on and will use up all those spare ribbons, fabrics and laces from your stash.
Patriotic DIY Bubble Wands
Bubbles are always a winner and these 4th July DIY wands are rather beautiful too. I Heart Crafty Things shows you how to make them from pipe cleaners and beads. All you need now is the bubble mixture.
4th of July Slime
We all know kids love anything that’s slimy, sticky and a little bit messy so why not make slime with them? This glittery, sparkly slime is by Mom Dot and is make using household items.
4th July paper plate crafts
4th July paper plate crafts are the easiest toddler crafts out there and this one by Simply Today Life is no different. Grab a paper plate from the upcoming buffet, some paint and teach your little ones all about the American flag.
4th July sensory bin
Even the babies at the party can have a patriotic time with this cute themed sensory play box. Paper and Glue show you how to create this colourful bin on their blog.
Bald Eagle craft
Craft the national animal of America with All Kids Network’s free tutorial. They’ve even created a video for you to make along too.
Patriotic paper chains
Paper chains are a 4th July decoration must and it’s a fab one for the kids to get involved with. A Pumpkin and a Princess shows you how to make this papercraft staple. Whether they help you cut the strips, glue the loops or decorate the papers, they’ll love helping out.
Statue of Liberty Crown and Torch
Fancy dress is always a hoot and this adorable statue of liberty crown and flame set by Buggy and a Buddy is just the best. Let them colour in the crown/flag then help them dress up as everyone’s favourite statue.
4th July bead flag
Easy 4th July kids crafts are our favourite and Reading Confetti has delivered! Help older kids thread their own mini American flags with beads, thread and a popsicle stick. If you’re after more easy crafts check out our popsicle stick crafts.
4th July colouring pages
All Kids Network has over 16 4th July themed colouring pages that your kids will love. They’ve also got activity sheets, educational games and workbooks all themed.
Paper bag luminaires
Kids will love helping you paint the bags and punch out the holes in this 4th July craft for kids. Aunt Peaches has a step by step tutorial. Just follow to make your garden glow.
4th July Rock Painting
Rock painting is a great 4th July craft for kids because it’s simple and will keep them entertained for hours. Multiples and More shows you how to make some 4th July themed rocks and we’ve got even more rock painting ideas right here on Gathered.
DIY toilet roll American eagle
Help your kids to craft their very own eagles from empty toilet rolls and felt! Our Kid Things shared this easy tutorial on her blog.
4th July button art
We’ve shared button art for adults and now here’s a 4th July craft for kids! One Simple Party shows you how to can get your little ones feeling creative with buttons and paint.