Celebrate the Stars and Stripes Forever with These Star Spangled 4th of July Craft Projects (Fourth Edition)

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In the United States, since the 4th of July is considered the nation’s birthday, many Americans go all out with red, white, and blue decorations to show their patriotic pride. Some decorate their home with American flags. Some use other star-spangled decorations that you see in the photo above. While many Americans may purchase their Americana décor in a store, some might prefer to make their own. Unlike the treats, you can use these craft decorations year after year. As you can see on Pinterest and Etsy, you need not go far to find it. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of 4th of July craft projects.

  1. Perhaps you might want to put the stars inside the lantern.
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This one has red and blue lights inside. Perfect for any patriotic corner table.

2. Any patriotic mantle should have an American flag saw.

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Yes, I showed one before. But this one has the stripes go in a straight line.

3. A 4th of July wreath should come with star-spangled stars.

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This one uses 5-pointed stars of all sizes. Great for any all-American front door.

4. Make your salute to our country with these 4th of July blocks.

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One block says “4th of July.” The other says “USA.” The one in the middle has carved wooden stars in red and blue.

5. Nothing makes a more patriotic 4th of July like a red and white pom-pom wreath.

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This one has red and white pom poms and small blue stars. So pretty.

6. Don’t like wreaths? Use an umbrella bouquet instead.

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Contains red and white flowers with American flags. An all-American bouquet if there ever was one.

7. Bet you’ve never seen a 4th of July wreath like this before.

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This one is made out of curled cloth pieces. Like the red, white, and blue flowers in the center.

8. Grace your star-spangled table with this all-American bouquet.

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Mostly consists of sparkly and Dr. Seuss like decorations. Also includes a metal blue star in a blue bucket. Makes a great centerpiece.

9. Care for a star-spangled star?

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This star is decked like an American flag. Like the red, white, and blue decomesh bow.

10. Celebrate the spirit 1776 with this wooden plaque.

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Has red and white stripes. “1776” appears in shiny blue block numbers.

11. Celebrate the American spirit with this block American flag.

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Sure it might be a small flag. But our American flag is very hard to copy onto a small surface.

12. A giant Uncle Sam nutcracker should always stand by your door.

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Here he stands on a drum and waves a Betsy Ross flag. Sure it’s creepy but it’s incredible.

13. Make your 4th of July festive with these bouquets.

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Both use hats as a vase. One kind of resembles Uncle Sam’s. Love the flowers.

14. Any American would love these star-spangled flowers.

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These have starry centers and striped petals. The milk pail vase adds a rustic touch.

15. Support our troops this 4th of July with this wreath.

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Contains red, white, blue, and camouflage. Also includes an American flag and dog tags.

16. With these wooden candles, your 4th of July will be a blast.

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These are painted like the American flag. While they shoot up shiny stars in red, white, and blue.

17. Nothing makes 4th of July memorable like a wreath of the stars and stripes.

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This one is made from a stars and stripes ribbon. Include firework craft effects, American flags, and the word “Freedom” on the bottom.

18. Perhaps a more rustic 4th of July wreath will suit your tastes.

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This one is covered with burlap and denim. While it sports “4th” in big red print.

19. For your 4th of July bonfire use a pit like this.

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Depicts a flag and fireworks in iron. Perfect for any 4th of July party.

20. A 4th of July display should always include at least one firework.

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This one includes star-spangled ribbons and other red, white, and blue decorations. Makes a great centerpiece.

21. The more fireworks in your 4th of July bouquet the better.

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Each of these firecrackers is decked in red, white, and blue. The patterns are either stars or stripes.

22. Perhaps you might like a pallet stars and stripes.

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This one is in a Betsy Ross pattern. Though the stars seem to resemble an oval more than a circle.

23. Enjoy your 4th of July with these sand candles.

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Okay, the candles are fake for safety reasons. But the sand is nonetheless red, white, and blue.

24. Honor our serving men and women with this picture frame.

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Well, it’s more of a collage with a soldier picture and a wooden American flag. But any patriotic American would want it.

25. A rope red, white, and blue wreath is just as nice.

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Well, the wreath is mostly white with a little red. But the 3 blue stars give it a patriotic shine.

26. Perhaps you’d want a small flag on your mantle.

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This is made out of wood. Yet, the stars and stripes barely fit on it.

27. This American summer, curl up with this patchwork blanket.

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This one has patches of red, white and blue. But only the blue sports white stars.

28. Any patriot would die for a burlap wreath like this.

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This one is covered in red star ribbon and shiny star decorations. Love the bow, though.

29. Care to have red and blue stars on your white candles?

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Yes, these are real candles. But the stars make them perfect for 4th of July.

30. Show your pride for the USA with these block letters.

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Though they may be made of wood, they’re far more fancy than the letters you’ve probably seen. Also contains more patriotic touches.

31. A 4th of July wreath should always have an Uncle Sam hat.

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This one is decomesh with a shiny hat in the center. Great for any star-spangled front door.

32. Patriotic pockets should always have flowers.

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Well, these pockets are blue with white stars and red flowers. Also includes an American flag. Looks great on a white picket fence.

33. Feel free to put some American flags in your flower pot.

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Or pail, as this one is. Make sure the flowers are red, white, or blue.

34. Perhaps you’d want a heart wreath with bandanas.

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Make sure you tie them on the wire and put stars on the blue part. Perfect for any all-American home.

 

35. Have your all-American girl deck this cute 4th of July dress.

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This is for a small girl. While the blue skirt has stars and the red edging has white polka dots.

36. Greet your guests with this 4th of July wreath with folded paper.

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Well, these papers are folded in circles with stars on top. Each is in red, white, or blue.

37. Any soldier would want a rag wreath like this.

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Sure the cloth bits are felt. Yet, it’s a heart in blazing red, white, blue, and camouflage.

38. Got a straw hat? Make an Uncle Sam wreath out of it.

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This one uses string for the hair and beard. It even has a hat, ironically.

39. Feel free to wrap the grand old flag on your wreath.

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I don’t think it’s that old. But it does go nicely on a wreath like this.

40. A wooden flag cross should always have burlap bow.

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Well, I usually don’t take church and state separation when showing crosses like these. But I would try to show American flag items of other religions if I come across them.

41. Care to have an American flag at your window.

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Well, a window frame, anyway. Since the flag seems to go through it.

42. This Uncle Sam hat has all the bells and whistles.

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I only meant that figuratively, of course. Still, makes a great centerpiece on any American table.

43. Perhaps you might want some extra patriotic decoration on this white lantern.

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Includes ribbons of red, white, and blue as well as a small Uncle Sam hat. So pretty.

44. Make a patriotic impression this 4th of July with these Uncle Sam hat bouquets.

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Includes red, white, and blue flowers. Wonder what those squiggly things are.

45. A striped wreath should include a few stars.

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As long as the stripes and stars are red, white, and blue. Great for any home celebrating the 4th of July.

46. A bald eagle should always be majestic on an American flag.

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After all, the bald eagle is our country’s national symbol. Since it can always soar high in the sky.

47. A red and white striped canvas should always contain a blue star.

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This especially goes for this 4th of July decoration. Also includes a white tulle bow and branches of red berries.

48. Grace your living room with this American flag coffee table.

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It’s basically a simple wooden table with the American flag painted on it. Great for indoors and outdoors.

49. Anyone want Uncle Sam in their garden?

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Okay, this guy’s made out of wood. But he does bring some star-spangled charm.

50. Show your pride for the stars and stripes with these pinwheel hair clips.

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They look more like flowers to me. But each is in red, white, and blue felt glory.

51. A ragged flag always looks great in a frame.

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This one uses felt strips of red, white, and blue for the stars and stripes. Also says, “God Bless America” on the top.

52. Welcome your guests this Independence Day with this American flag curtain.

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This one includes sentiments of Americana. And all on printed scrolls.

53. Any American girl would appreciate a patriotic skirt like this.

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Consists of red and white stripes under a blue fabric with polka dots. Sure they’re not stars, but they’ll do.

54. You can make a pretty vase with red and white striped straws.

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By the way, these straws are made of paper. But I love the blue ribbon tying them together.

55. Perhaps you can put a red, white, and blue bow in your hair.

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Well, it’s made from red, white, and blue ribbons. Though one has white dots instead of stars.

56. A simple rustic wreath will always do.

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This one has a red bow with a blue cloth of white stars. Also includes an American flag near the top.

57. Nothing makes 4th of July a patriotic spectacle like a decomesh wreath like this.

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This is an American flag wreath. You can see the stars in blue near the top.

58. You might want a star in the red white and blue.

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This one has a lovely painting with the blue part containing white stars. So pretty.

59. An American flag should be covered in flowers.

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The flowers are fake, of course. Nonetheless, this is a rather creative design. Love it.

60. Deck your American home with this Uncle Sam wine bottle.

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This one has Uncle Sam’s face painted on it. And yes, it’s pretty adorable.

61. “Oh, crown thy hood with brotherhood/From sea to shining sea.”

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This one has Uncle Sam’s face painted on it. And yes, it’s pretty adorable.

62. A ribbon wreath should have at least 2 flags.

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The ribbons are red, white, and blue, naturally. Like the red bow on top.

63. Welcome your guests with this epic 4th of July display.

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Includes red, white, and blue firecrackers. Also has Uncle Sam at the top.

64. A burlap flag wreath brings a rustic touch.

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Has 3 stars in the blue near the top. Great for any American door around Independence Day.

65. A lantern decoration can’t have too many ribbons.

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This one is on a lantern. Some of the bows are even in an American flag pattern.

66. You might be in the mood for a patriotic window.

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Includes a wreath and a chain of stars in red, white, and blue. Perfect for any patriotic home.

67. Since pinwheels are popular this time of year, why not a pinwheel flag?

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Sure it’s not an exact replica. But it’s kind of cool if you think of it.

68. Want some wooden candles in a metal bin?

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Well, there’s only a couple of them. But they’re both painted like the American flag.

69. Let God bless America with this flowery flag cross.

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Good for a funeral for servicemen. Also topped with a star-spangled ribbon.

70. With paper flowers, you can make your own bouquet.

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You can even use blue wine bottles as vases. And both have gingham bows.

71. A flowery wreath should always have a big hollow star on it.

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This one has a large white one. In the middle, it says, “Happy 4th of July.”

72. An Uncle Sam hat isn’t complete without any golden stars sticking out.

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Well, gold, red, white, and blue stars along with gold berries. Perfect as a centerpiece.

73. Bet you’ve never seen stars like these.

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They’re wooden stars with wooden frames. One has stars. One has stripes.

74. Want a make a firework? Paint a stick and put string on it.

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Each is painted in red, white, and blue. And they’re put in a twig nest.

75. Curl up on your all-American couch with this flag pillow.

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The red and white stripes are made from fabric strips. As the stars on the corner are made from buttons.

76. This American flag comes in 6 parts.

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The red and white stripes are made from fabric strips. As the stars on the corner are made from buttons.

77. A clothespin wreath may intrigue you.

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Consists of red clothespins with white stripes and white clothespins with red spots. The blue ones have stars.

78. How about a wreath wrapped in a flag?

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Includes a star on the top. Great for any front door on the 4th of July.

79. I’m sure any girl would want American flag flowers in her hair.

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One has red and white stripes. The others are white and blue. So cute.

80. A red wagon should have plenty of patriotic décor.

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This one will really show the fireworks. Also includes American flags and flowers.

81. Curl up on your couch with this American flag quilt.

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Well, it doesn’t exactly resemble a flag. But it’s a real patchwork to hang.

82. Hope you’ll enjoy these firecrackers in this bouquet.

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They’re set in a white pail. But at least these fireworks won’t explode on you.

83. How about a rug of Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty?

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They’re even adorned in American flag attire. Perfect for any liberty loving home.

84. Perhaps a few striped candles might do for your 4th of July.

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Make sure that they have red and blue stripes along with white stars. Has stars sprouting out of their wick holes.

85. Your little Uncle Sam can use a suit.

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The little boy has a cotton beard. Still, he looks quite cute.

86. A 4th of July wreath can use a few bows.

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Some are red, some are striped, and some are blue with white polka dots. So pretty.

87. A straw wreath is sure to impress.

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Yes, they’re paper straws. But they’re striped in red, white, and blue.

88. Perhaps your 4th of July wreath can use a star in the center.

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This one has strips tied to the frame. While the star says, “God Bless America.”

89. I call this the Liberty Tree.

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Since it has hearts on a tree that are red, white, and blue. And on a copy of a math book page.

90. Any America should relish a wreath of roses.

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Okay, they’re fake. But they’re in true American red, white, and blue with stars.

91. You can put anything inside an Uncle Sam hat.

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Has evergreen branches, stars, and an American flag inside. Makes a great centerpiece.

92. Got a grater? Make a decoration out of it.

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Has a star and a flag inside. Great to put beside the door.

93. An Uncle Sam bouquet always has to include red roses.

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Sure it’s part of a collection. Yet, the roses surely look fabulous.

94. A rag wreath can do with some firecrackers.

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Also includes stars in red, white, and blue. Great for any American front door.

95. Seems like this Uncle Sam is unusually potted here.

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That’s because he’s made out of flower pots. So adorable.

96. No one can resist this star-spangled star.

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It’s made from wood scraps. Includes a scheme of red, white and blue.

97. This American flag cross has a horseshoe for luck.

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This one is made from 2 pallet strips. And yes, they’re painted in the stars and stripes.

98. These firecrackers will be a blast at your 4th of July table.

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And they’re all in red, white, and blue patterns. Like the stars on the wires to create sparks.

99. A pinwheel wreath is simply spectacular.

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This is especially if the pinwheels are shiny. Wonder if they actually turn with the wind when hung on a door.

100. A proud patriot would hang this Uncle Sam.

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This one even uses long hat and a long fuzzy beard. So cute.

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Salute the Red, White, and Blue United States of America with These Patriotic 4th of July Treats (Fifth Edition)

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Now that summer is around the corner and Father’s Day is over, it’s on to prepare for the 4th of July, or Independence Day. Normally, this would inspire patriotism, fireworks, and anything red, white, and blue. However, during the dark times of the Trump administration, it’s very difficult for me to get pumped with patriotic pride except when it comes to, “Impeach the Motherfucker.” Anyway, during this time, you’ll find plenty of stores across the country filled with red, white, and blue patriotic decorations, flags, and paper plates. In addition, the 4th of July is a time of fireworks and barbecues. And nothing inspires patriotic devotion to the flag like some star-spangled treats, which is where I come in. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasury of star-spangled 4th of July treats.

  1. Don’t forget to add blueberries to your red and white cheesecakes.

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Because a 4th of July dessert has to be red, white, and blue. Includes mint leaves for flavor.

2. Nothing makes a 4th of July party like a star-spangled cake.

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The cake is blue with white stars. Also includes folded red and white stripes.

3. A 4th of July cake should always have Lady Liberty on top.

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Since she’s a beacon of liberty throughout the world. Of course, you don’t want Trump anywhere near her.

4. Grace your star-spangled dessert platter with an American flag ruffle cake.

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Well, it’s like an American flag cake but fancier. Perfect for any 4th of July party.

5. Any American will love a Lady Liberty cake with fireworks.

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It’s a more festive Lady Liberty cake but way more festive. Includes a star base and sailboats.

6. A summer 4th of July cake should always contain some fruit.

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Includes strawberries and blueberries over white icing and 2 tiers. If you want healthier options for dessert, this cake’s for you.

7. Instead of ice cream sandwiches, cake batter sandwiches can be just as nice.

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All of these have batter between 2 graham crackers and include, red, white, and blue sprinkles. Some even have stars.

8. 4th of July bites contain all that fruity patriotic goodness.

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Contains raspberries and blueberries. Each tart includes a couple of crusty stars.

9. Perhaps you might want some dessert kabobs.

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Consist of iced marshmallows, strawberries, and cake stars. And it seems the stars contain red and blue stuff inside.

10. Nobody could resist these patriotic trifle treats.

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One side has raspberries. The other side has blueberries. Both sides have stars.

11. No 4th of July cake can be more star-spangled than this.

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This one has 3 tiers with stars in red, white, and blue configurations. Only the white tier has the flag, though.

12. 4th of July cupcakes should always have red, white, and blue icing.

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Helps that these are chocolate. Yet, each one wishes a happy 4th of July to you.

13. You might prefer some fruity red, white, and blue kabobs.

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Consists of strawberries, blueberries, and banana slices. And all on skewers.

14. A great 4th of July cake should always have a few stars.

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This one has 2 tiers. One consists of red and white stripes. The other is blue with white stars.

15. Cool off this Independence Day with these American flag jello bars.

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May or may not contain alcohol, depending on who brings them. Still, wonder how these jello shapes could have many colors.

16. A small fruity patriotic tart may suit your appetite.

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Contains strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. And it can fit on a small plate.

17. A red, white, and blue trifle will make a lovely addition to your 4th of July dessert platter.

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Has strawberries and blueberries on top. While red and blue cake pieces are mixed with whipped cream inside.

18. Perhaps you might want a star-spangled tart with strawberries.

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Well, this one contains strawberries and blueberries on top of white icing. Perfect for any 4th of July party.

19. Red, white, and blue shoes belong on any 4th of July cake.

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Cake is even trimmed with red, white, and blue flower stars. While it contains stars on the sides.

20. Treat your guests this 4th of July with this fruity cheesecake.

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Contains strawberries and blueberries on top. Perfect for any patriotic dessert platter.

21. A red, white, and blue cake always needs a few patriotic pinwheels.

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Sure you can’t eat the pinwheels. But they emphasize star-spangled pride.

22. An icing trifle can be just as sweet.

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Contains strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows. Has red and blue cake on the bottom.

23. Anyone would love a cake with stars and stripes.

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Has 3 tiers with stripes in the middle. Still, got to love the white bow on top.

24. Nothing makes an American treat like these star tarts.

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Each tart contains strawberries inside. Though I recommend you eat these with a plate.

25. Any patriot would want these starry cupcakes.

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These have blue icing and white stars on them. Will go quite nicely with the star tarts.

26. A simple patriotic cake will always do.

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This one has 3 tiers of red, white, and blue. And each has minimal decoration dots.

27. The Statue of Liberty should always stand tall on a red, white, and blue foundation.

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She stands on 2 tiers. One has stripes. The other is blue with white stars.

28. Nothing makes your 4th of July party like firework hotdogs.

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These are covered with hotdog wraps with cheese triangles on top. Served on a stick.

29. Patriotic flag wavers will love this Uncle Sam cake.

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Yes, it’s professionally made like a lot of cakes on these posts. But he’s nevertheless adorable. And no, you can’t eat the flag.

30. This star is happy to salute the red, white, and blue.

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Yes, that’s a smiling star holding the American flag. And yes, its edges are covered in sprinkles.

31. An angel food cake like this will put you in a patriotic heaven.

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Has 3 layers with strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries on top of icing. Perfect for any patriot’s dessert platter.

32. Perhaps a true patriot would want a 4th of July cake like this.

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The bottom tier has the US Constitution. The top tier has the American flag.

33. Nothing makes your patriotic dessert platter like red, white, and blue sugar cookies.

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Of course, food coloring is involved here. But they make a charming dessert addition.

34. No American can resist these patriotic cake pops.

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These sit on top American flag pencils. Also includes chocolate stars and toothpick American flags. Oh, and they’re covered in red, white, and blue sprinkles.

35. Care for a patriotic M&M cookie?

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These are chocolate cookies with M&M flower designs. And yes, they are the red, white, and blue ones.

36. Would you like some trifle in a cup?

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Contains blueberries, raspberries, and whipped cream inside. And yes, it’s quite fruity.

37. This star-spangled cake is a real patchwork.

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Has blue and white squares with red and white stars. While the American flag is front and center.

38. These star bites make great all-American appetizers.

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Each of these consists of a hotdog slice and a hotdog wrap in a star shape. You can even dip them in cheese.

39. These patriotic cookies will warm your all-American heart.

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Includes cupcakes and stars. Stars have red, white, and blue decorations. Cupcakes have hearts and sprinkles.

40. Anyone would love these patriotic cookies.

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Yes, they’re professionally made. Yet, each gives you an aura of the stars and stripes and the summer.

41. Iced cookies must have red and blue swirls.

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Of course, you have to keep up the patriotic spirit. But make sure you don’t make a mess.

42. With this cake, you can begin your 4th of July with a bang.

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Well, the design on top is supposed to resemble a firework. Yet, make sure you use red, white, and blue icing.

43. No American should take a pass with these 4th of July cookies.

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Mostly consist of hearts, stars, and American flags. And all in red, white, and blue glory.

44. You’ll have a blast with these fireworks cookies.

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The firecrackers may be blue. But they surely give a blast of red.

45. Any American will have to try these American flag brownies.

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Each one has a blueberry and a star in the corner. While the brownies are chocolate.

46. You might enjoy these patriotic cupcakes.

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These include straws and drizzle. Each is topped with white icing. So pretty.

47. Why leave your dog out of the 4th of July festivities?

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Yes, these are 4th of July dog treats. And yes, they’re in red, white, and blue.

48. Your 4th of July can’t be complete without this star-spangled cake.

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This one has stripes on the edges and stars on the top. Lovely for any 4th of July party.

49. Feel free to drape the American flag on this cake.

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Yes, it’s supposed to resemble a flag being crumpled up. Though I’m pretty sure it’s edible.

50. Perhaps you’d like this patriotic ice cream treat on Independence Day.

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This is an ice cream cone with red sprinkles and blueberries on the top. Perfect patriotic frozen treat.

51. A fireworks cupcake should go all out on the red, white, and blue.

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Though the icing here kind of resembles toothpaste. Still, like the fireworks decoration on top.

52. Celebrate Independence Day with this cake of the Statue of Liberty.

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I’m sure this one would be used for a large party. Yet, she stands quite gracefully.

53. This 4th of July picnic, treat your guests to some red, white, and blue fruit salad.

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Includes strawberries and blueberries. Not sure what else.

54. 4th of July trifle should always include some red velvet stars.

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Also has blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream. Perfect for any patriotic dessert platter.

55. Fruit kabobs should always include stars.

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Also has strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows. Just to get the red, white, and blue.

56. A 4th of July cake should be bursting with stars.

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This one has red, silver, and blue stars. Love the red and blue bow.

57. For a cool treat, you can’t beat these star ice cream sandwiches.

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Each one has a red and star blue cookie along with vanilla ice cream in between. Decorated with red, white, and blue sprinkles.

58. Care for a shooting star cookie?

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These have white and blue stripes. Contains red sugar inside.

59. Perhaps you might prefer a patriotic parfait.

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Has white and red jello stripes. While the blueberries sit atop.

60. Enjoy your 4th of July with some patriotic fudge.

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Come in red, white, and blue blocks. Each is decked with sprinkles.

61. Hope you can enjoy these patriotic hand pies.

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Not sure what flavor they are. Though 2 have stars while one has a flag.

62. Patriotic popcorn makes for a great 4th of July treat.

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This is basically popcorn covered with blue and red sugar. Because it’s supposed to be red, white, and blue.

63. No American can resist these patriotic pretzel bites.

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Consists of waffle pretzels with blue and M&Ms in white icing. An ideal patriotic snack.

64. Perhaps you might prefer some patriotic swirl cookie bars.

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The cookies are in red and while. While they’re topped with blue icing and sprinkles.

65. This 4th of July, treat your guests to some raspberry pie.

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You can even see stars on the crust. Nonetheless, feel free to serve.

66. Would you like some patriotic fruit salad?

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Consists of blueberries, strawberries, and banana slices. And all arranged into an American flag.

67. For healthier options, you might like some patriotic quinoa.

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Has strawberries and blackberries in it. Reminds me of some oatmeal in a commercial.

68. Cool down with some red, white, and blue popsicles.

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The top is blue while the rest consists of red and white stripes. Not sure how you get the colors together though.

69. Care for a Rice Krispie American flag?

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This one has icing red stripes and sprinkle stars on blue icing. Wonder how large the plate is though.

70. You’ll find this pie all covered with stars.

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The stars are made from pie crusts. Great for any 4th of July picnic.

71. Want any stars with your patriotic fruit salad?

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Contains strawberries and blueberries. While the stars are white.

72. Suit yourself to these red, white, and blue cookies.

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Well, these have red, white, and blue stripes. But they sure look tasty and easy to make.

73. Nothing is more patriotic on the 4th of July than red, white, and blue jello stars.

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Depending on host, may or may not contain alcohol. Yet, it has red, white, and blue layers.

74. This 4th of July grace your platter with these stars and stripes cookie bars.

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The top has red, white, and blue stripes on icing. While the filling has red and blue bits inside.

75. A fruity cake can use a few sparklers.

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This one has whipped cream and strawberry slices on the edges. While the blueberries are on top.

76. Salute your country with an American flag sheet cake.

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Yes, this is professionally made. But it surely shows the stars and stripes.

77. Surely an American flag doesn’t have to cover a whole cake.

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This one only has the flag in a triangle half. The rest of it is white.

78. A Statue of Liberty cake always stands tall.

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This one was made to denote a critical anniversary. Still, best to give your tired and poor.

79. Maybe you’d like a cake with an American flag square.

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The stripes on this cake are around the edges. The stars are on top.

80. Care for these American flag cookies?

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The red and white ones are of stripes. The blue ones contain stars. Said to be good for kids.

Celebrate the Stars and Stripes Forever with These Star Spangled 4th of July Craft Projects (Third Edition)

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Now we’re on to crafts. You might see with my opening pictures that the 4th of July is often celebrated outdoors with picnics, barbecues, and fireworks. After all, it takes place during the summer. And in some places of America, you’re bound to find towns holding parades and cities staging events like regattas if they’re near a body of water. So it’s only a given you’d see stores across the US brimming with American flag decorations in red, white, and blue galore. Yet, some people might prefer some DIY stuff they can make their own. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of ingenious and fanfare worthy crafts for the 4th of July.

  1. A few flags in your flower patch makes a great centerpiece.

Yet, I’m not sure if the flowers are real or fake. But they go well with the stripes.

2. Don’t want to ruin an American flag? Use a wooden panel instead.

Sure it may not have all the stars and stripes. But our flag is very complicated to replicate.

3. Plant your flowers in these patriotic pots.

Each one has a unique design in red, white, and blue. So feel free to plant your all-American zinnias.

4. Got some cardboard toilet paper and paper towel rolls? Make fireworks out of them.

Make sure they’re all in patriotic red, white, and blue patterns. Also, that they have tops to make them look bursting.

5. Show your love for American with this folksy hanging.

This one has the American flag in the shape of a heart. Ideal for rustic settings.

6. Make your front door star-spangled with this red, white, and blue bauble wreath.

Seems like they have these for every occasion. But this one sure is shiny.

7. Curl up on cool summer nights with this American flag quilt.

Yes, it’s all crumpled up on a couch. But you can see some of the flags and stars on the patchwork.

8. Don your hair with these watermelon clips.

As you see, they’re in red, white, and blue instead of green, pink, and black. Because it’s for a patriotic occasion.

9. This dresser is in the spirit of 1776.

Since it depicts the Betsy Ross flag. Though Betsy Ross didn’t design it since that story was made up by her grandchildren.

10. Red, white, and blue baubles can make any home festive.

These baubles are in glass jars for a display. And yes, they’re quite star-spangled.

11. There’s nothing patriotic on 4th of July like wearing a red, white, and blue tie-dye shirt.

Sure it’s not in a stars or stripes pattern. But it’s quite groovy nonetheless.

12. Show the spirit of 1776 with this American flag tutu.

Of course, this is for a young girl. But it made out of red, white, and blue tulle and ribbons.

13. Grace your front door this 4th of July with this decomesh wreath.

This one has an American flag star and ribbons. So stunning for any door.

14. Feel free to show your love for God and country.

Yes, it’s quite rustic. But at least this one seems to have 50 stars as dots.

15. Dress up your baby this Independence Day in this patriotic onesie.

Yes, the blue in this is a handprint. But it’s quite adorable, don’t you think?

16. Any little all-American girl would love this flag skirt.

Yes, this is from the back with a red bow. But what little girl in the US wouldn’t want this?

17. Rest your head on this American flag pillow.

This one consists of interesting stripes if you ask me. But it makes a great decoration.

18. Nobody can resist these star-spangled centerpieces.

Each of these boxes holds a bouquet of white and blue flowers. And they’re all on red stars.

19. Got empty shotgun shells? Make an American flag out of them.

Perfect if you’re an NRA member and don’t want to give up your AR-15s so kids can go to school without getting shot. But that’s just me.

20. This patriotic cone is filled with all-American goodness.

Consists of a teddy bear and fireworks on the top. Great for any quality all-American home.

21. Kick back and relax in these 4th of July lawn chairs.

These consist of images depicting the Statue of Liberty, fireworks, and a flag. And all in red, white, and blue.

22. For a more festive fanfare, try this American flag rag wreath.

Yes, it kind of looks messy. But it’s rather fit for any homespun American home.

23. Tell time from anywhere in the US with this large American flag clock.

Indeed, this wooden clock is quite huge if you ask me. But you have to admire the craftsmanship. Though you might not want to buy it.

24. A patriotic flower basket should always include a few pinwheels.

As long as they are in American flag patterns, of course. Still, love the red and white flowers.

25. Perhaps an American flag yarn wreath might suit you.

This one has red and white stripes along a blue portion with stars. Perfect for any patriotic front door.

26. Don’t like wreaths? How about a red star in frame?

The frame is laced with American flag patterned ribbon. And yes, it seems easy to make.

27. Let the flag shine bright with these star-spangled jars.

Just put these flags on the jars, use candles, and you’re done. And yes, they do shine quite bright.

28. This American flag panel lets the eagle soar.

Okay, this panel is quite artistically brilliant. Bet it fetches a high price on Etsy.

29. Let freedom shine with this rustic American lantern.

I know it doesn’t have a light inside. But its American flag decor make it worthwhile to put on this post.

30. Perhaps you might prefer a flowery American wreath.

This one consists of red, white, and blue flowers. Includes a red star and ribbons.

31. Got an old window pane? Make an American flag out of it.

Okay, this one uses about 2 panels instead of 6. Yet, you have to admire it in any room.

32. Celebrate the nation with this wooden panel.

Depicts the United States in the American flag. And on a finely varnish wooden board, too.

33. Some may prefer celebrating America in all caps.

Well, bottle caps anyway. Because many of the Stanley Cup winning Washington Capitals are Canadian.

34. Grace your 4th of July table with this flowery wreath.

Yes, some of the flowers may not seem blue. But the wreath appears to make a fine centerpiece.

35. Show your love for America with this wooden patriotic stand.

This one has wooden blocks depicting American sentiments. And each in red, white, or blue.

36. This star-spangled banner is a real patchwork.

This one consists of red, white, and blue squares in different patterns. But it resembles the American flag nonetheless.

37. Make sure you have your stars in a row.

These are decorated in ribbons and other decorations. And yes, they’re in red, white, and blue.

38. A burlap wreath can never have enough American flags.

Indeed, they have to be small. But this goes well on any American front door since it’s quite stunning.

39. Speaking of burlap, some might prefer a patriotic wreath like this.

One side is blue with stars. The other has red and white stripes. And there’s a bow in the middle.

40. Care for a wreath of Dixie cups.

Well, this is a perfect barbecue and picnic decoration. Yet, I wonder how they can find white and blue ones.

41. You can’t celebrate the 4th of July without dear old Uncle Sam.

This one is made of wood with a rag beard. Kind of resembles Santa Claus with a fancy top hat.

42. Hope you don’t light these fireworks.

Because all of these are made out of wood and string. Yet, each one has stars and red ends. Please don’t light them up.

43. Lounge around in your star-spangled lawn chair.

This is painted like the grand old flag. Though it does have a worn out look about it.

44. Feel free to support the USA with this mailbox decoration.

This mostly consist of wooden letters and blue decomesh. Still, how do you manage to decorate a mailbox? Most people don’t bother.

45. Let your patriotic pansies grow in this flower box.

This one just consists of a pallet box painted like an American flag. But it’s perfect for plants.

46. If it’s not Christmas, it’s a patriotic American tree.

Though there are some who do celebrate Christmas in July. Still, this one has all the trimmings and decorations you can think of. Yet, it’s mostly made from cotton balls.

47. Make your 4th of July festive with this star-spangled wreath.

This one seems like an elaborate fireworks show. Yet, I love the large star the best.

48. Make your picnic a blast with these sand filled candle holders.

And yes, they use red, white, and blue sand. So you can make your barbecue all so festive.

49. Ever saw an American flag folded like this?

Okay, I’m don’t think it’s a real American flag. But it sure looks great on the mantle.

50. A star-spangled flower tin can use a few American flags.

After all, this tin has a Betsy Ross design painted on it. So it can use a few flags.

51. Got an old lawn chair? Make an American flag of it.

Though it has to be a certain type of lawn chair. Though this is quite amazing.

52. Make your home stun with this festive 4th of July hanging.

Includes an American flag, ribbons, Uncle Sam hat and other decor. But it’s quite lovely.

53. Ever heard of star trees?

These are red, white, and blue trees with stars all over them. And yes, they’re all in pots.

54. Hope these cloth stars shine bright.

Both of these are made of felt on sticks. Yet, only one is against a doily of lace.

55. This American wreath is all composed of balls.

I’m sure these are mostly either styrofoam and ping pong ones. Yet, I love the stars here.

56. These garden wind decorations blow red, white, and blue.

This one has blue with stars on top and red and white stripes on the bottom. Perfect for a garden tunnel like this.

57. This patriotic wreath is all decked in red, white, and blue.

Consists of baubles, stars, ribbons, and other decorations. Best to use if you plan to shoot fireworks.

58. You can’t go wrong with a wooden Uncle Sam hat.

Has red and white stripes on top. Consists of dotted blue on the brim. And it’s touched with a star and ribbons.

59. With these cans, you can light up the night.

Designs include USA, fireworks, and a star. And all are in red, white. and blue.

60. Show your patriotism with this pin of Old Glory.

This mostly consist of safety pins and beads. So feel free to let the flag fly.

61. Let freedom ring with this 4th of July wreath.

After all, “Freedom Is Not Free” as this wreath says.” Decorated with flags and stars, by the way.

62. You can always light up in this Uncle Sam hat.

Includes some American flags. One of which has a star cut out. Perfect for a table at a barbecue.

63. Make sure the red, white, and blue blocks have stars on them.

And the stars can’t match the blocks in color. Though I like how they used string to tie each one pairing together.

64. A patriotic princess just has to have a billowing red, white, and blue dress.

The dress is mostly made out of tulle with red, white, and blue. But it’s nonetheless adorable.

65. Perhaps this patriotic panel might suit you.

Yes, it’s an interesting piece. Sure it doesn’t resemble the flag. But I don’t mind.

66. Make sure your apothecary jars say, “USA.”

Well, each one has a letter on it with a burlap bow. Perfect for any American home.

67. Sometimes it helps if you wrap a flag around a wreath of straw.

Well, it’s quite a stunning sight to have at one’s front door. Still, love the bow.

68. Then again, your little princess might prefer a striped dress.

The stripes are in zigzag. And the blue consists of dots than stripes.

69. Set your drinks down on this American flag coffee table.

Well, it’s quite rustic looking. But it’s finely varnished with the painted surface. Love it.

70. Rest your ass on this star-spangled bench.

This one consists of red stripes and white stripes along with a blue square. Words inscribed are “My country tis of Thee.”

71. Relax on your deck in these American flag lawn chairs.

By the way, we have a matching pallet set. And yes, they sure do rock.

72. You might like the stars on this wooden flag panel.

Indeed it doesn’t have the stripes and stars as the flag. But the stars are slightly raised for effect.

73. Sometimes you can do with a bit of fencing.

This one has some fence with decorations. Includes an American flag star and blue lantern.

74. Get an Uncle Sam hat bursting with stars.

The stars on these are golden as they sit on similarly golden berries. But it’s a grand patriotic display for a table.

75. Maritime folk might prefer this American flag anchor.

It’s a curl decoration. Yet, you have to love the creative ingenuity on it.

76. Impress your guests with this wood curl American flag wreath.

I know it seems quite feathery. Yet, the wood on this appears quite delicate if you ask me.

77. A 4th of July wreath should brim with flowers.

Though I have a few flower wreaths on this post, they’re not quite vibrant as this. Includes a bow near the bottom.

78. A 4th of July wreath should include a star-spangled star.

Consists of flowers and a large star with stars on it. Also like the American flag ribbon.

79. Make your home more homespun with this American flag milk can and bucket.

Granted these are just for show. But they will certainly go well with the homestead.

80. Keep all your Americana in this Uncle Sam pouch.

Includes an American flag, fireworks, and a bald eagle. Also his hat states “1776.”

81. Stick your American flags in this spindle post.

It’s just a high column painted black. But be free to put as many flags as you want.

82. Grow your flowers in this American flag teacup flower pot.

Yes, it may appear quite small. But these flowers look lovely inside it.

83. Perhaps you might want to drape a flag over an old ladder.

Includes a candle and sunflower, too. Wouldn’t mind having this at my house.

84. Don’t like wreaths? Try a red, white, or blue star.

Each one of these is painted in the colors of Old Glory. Nonetheless, they’re quite beautiful.

85. Feel free to sit on this American flag stool.

Well, it’s a bar stool. Though despite how it’s frowned upon to sit on the flag, this stool was made for sitting.

86. Perhaps you might want 3 stars in one.

They’re all made of sticks and in red, white, and blue. Not sure if I’d want that in my house.

87. Hope you’d like to hang an Old Glory saw on the 4th of July.

It’s painted in red, white, and blue. And it comes with an “Old Glory” bow.

88. If you love majestic mountains, perhaps you’d want this American flag hanging.

Sure it may have a flag in the background. Yet, this woman seems very proud of her creation.

89. Show your love for America with this heart panel.

This one has stars in a near heart shape. Nevertheless, I love this. So pretty.

90. Any American would love this patriotic night stand.

It has a flag on top, a striped drawer, and a blue star on red and white stripes on the bottom. Perfect for any patriotic home.

91. Put your white bread inside this Betsy Ross flag bread box.

The Betsy Ross flag is on the door. And the top is decorated with 3 blue stars.

92. With these blocks are the values our country holds dear.

Well, Americans do value freedom. But some people do have a funny sense of honor.

93. Sit back and relax in this American flag easy chair.

Never thought I’d see a piece of furniture like this before. Yet, I do love the upholstery.

94. You might want to picnic on this Old Glory table.

One plank is red. One plank is blue. The flag is the table.

95. You’ll find plenty of stars on these fireworks.

Well, the stars are yellow for bursts. But the firecrackers are all red, white and blue.

96. There’s nothing more American this 4th of July than a wreath of denim for your door.

This is wrapped by old jeans. Because jeans are an iconic American clothing item.

97. A grand old flower flag makes an ideal 4th of July centerpiece.

Make sure the flowers are fake and in a wooden crate first. So pretty. Love it.

98. Catch the light with this patriotic suncatcher.

This is made of stained glass with a red shield and a blue eagle. Kind of resembles a car logo.

99. If you have small flower pots, use them to make candle holders.

They’re painted in red, white, and blue. And they’re all stacked together. What more can you love?

100. Care for a potted Uncle Sam?

This one has him in striped pants, a blue shirt with stars, and glasses. All in all he’s adorable sitting in a red chair.

Salute the Red, White, and Blue United States of America with These Patriotic 4th of July Treats (Fourth Edition)

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Once again, I prepare for the celebration of America with my annual posts of 4th of July treats and craft decorations. Despite that the presidency of the complete monster Donald Trump has very much ruined it for me since he basically goes against everything that my country stands for. And people think he’s a patriotic American? For God’s sake, he’s a fraud who feels more a home enriching himself on the taxpayer dime, breaking political norms, disrespecting the US Constitution and undermining our image in the world without a care. He’s a narcissistic sociopath who cares about nothing but himself. And people want me to unite behind this man or respect him? Sorry, but I’d rather spit in his eye since he has no respect for the United States, its values, or its people. Anyway, I apologize for my little rant but since that unrespectable man got in the White House, patriotic holidays seem to get me railed up since he’s alienated me. Maybe I’ll just take a knee until that authoritarian demagogue fascist is out of office. At least around this time of year. Yet, 4th of July is supposed to be a time of picnics and barbeques where you’d have hotdogs and hamburgers along with some desserts like pies. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of star spangled treats for America’s birthday.

  1. An American cake should always have a bald eagle on top.

Though I don’t think the figure is edible. However, this 2-tier cake is partially covered with an American flag.

2. Grace your patriotic dessert platter with this red, white, and blue trifle.

This one contains strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream. Since you have to have patriotic flair.

3. A 4th of July cake should always be covered with an American flag.

One side has stars. The other has stripes. Sure, it’s professionally made but no matter.

4. Honor our American heroes with this triangle flag cake.

Because when a serviceman dies, this is how the military presents the American flag to their loved ones. And yes, it has to be folded into a triangle.

5. Celebrate the 4th of July at the beach with these cookies.

After all, the 4th of July is a summer holiday. So get your red, white, and blue bikinis and star-spangled flip flops.

6. You can’t celebrate the 4th of July without this spectacularly American flag cake.

One tier has thin red stripes on white. One tier has white stars on blue. And one tier has thick red stripes with white stars on top.

7. Celebrate American with some red, white, and blue nachos in your salsa.

Sure, they’re not arranged like an American flag. Comes with a bowl of salsa and guac.

8. These pancake stacks make a quality 4th of July breakfast.

Yes, they’re considerably smaller than what you’d get at IHOP. But each has strawberries, blueberries, and banana.

9. Grace your 4th of July dessert platter with these star-spangled cookies.

Each of these has a design in stars and stripes. And yes, they’re professionally made.

10. These firework cookies are uniquely explosive.

Because Americans often shoot fireworks on the 4th of July. Except if they live near an area where there’s a high wildfire risk.

11. This mini cupcake flag is especially fruity.

Consists of blueberries, raspberries, and coconut toppings. Yet, they’re all on a tray for good measure.

12. A star cake should have 3 layers.

The layers are in red, white and blue with white icing keeping it together. And it’s covered in a strawberry syrup, I think.

13. If you’re tired or poor, you might enjoy this cake of Lady Liberty.

This especially goes if you live in New York. Since it’s a symbol of NYC. Still, Trump better watch out for her torch.

14. For healthier options, may I suggest an American flag fruit salad?

Consists of blueberries, banana, and watermelon. Yes, it’s similar to other platters but this one is all fruit.

15. Nobody would object to this star-spangled cake.

This one has a star in the American flag. And it’s covered with sprinkles on the edge.

16. Feast your eyes on these fruity red, white, and blue bites.

These consist of strawberries, blueberries, and icing. And you can pop them in your mouth, apparently.

17. These American flag cupcakes make a quality patriotic dessert.

These consist of white icing with a blue star and red stripes. So far, they seem quite doable compared to the other desserts on here.

18. You’ll have an explosive 4th of July with this American flag cake.

Since this one has firework decorations which you can’t eat. But it’s nonetheless festive.

19. For an outdoor picnic, you can’t do without these cake kabobs.

These consist of cakes, fruit, and marshmallows on sticks. Perfect for any 4th of July dessert platter.

20. This sheet cake of the United States is an all-American showstopper.

The US is in the form of an American flag. And it’s surrounded by stars and banners.

21. You’ll get stars with these fruity cheesecakes.

These consist of fruit fillings and cheesecake in jars. At least as far as I can tell.

22. No patriotic American can resist these mini red velvet flag cakes.

Topped with white icing for stripes and blueberries. But be careful as you put them on your plate.

23. You can’t enjoy the 4th of July without a star-spangled pie.

Well, it’s not the first pie flag I’ve had. Yet, it has more blueberries and stars than the others I’ve posted.

24. Nothing makes the 4th of July like an American flag of M&Ms.

The stripes are even separated by paper so they won’t mix together. The blue M&Ms are in a bowl.

25. An American flag cake should wave with fruit.

This one has blueberries on the star section and strawberry slice stripes. Only the icing is white.

26. You’d be bursting for this firework cake.

And the cake is white with red and blue fireworks. Also seems rather easy to make.

27. These pretzel flag bites make a rather patriotic snack.

All you need to make these are waffle pretzels, icing, and M&Ms. Doesn’t seem hard to make, does it?

28. Enjoy your 4th of July party with this Taco salad flag.

Yes, I posted a taco salad flag before. But this one has less stripes and lettuce in the star section. Also, the olives are sliced.

29. Treat yourself to some red, white, and blue jello treats.

These consist of jello on the bottom and fruit on top with whipped cream in between. Red has blueberries. Blue has strawberries.

30. Your beach party can’t be complete without a star-spangled beach ball cake.

Yes, this is professionally made. But it goes nicely with the swimsuit and flip flop cookies.

31. You can’t have a great 4th of July party without a patriotic American slab pie.

This one has strawberry filling in the stripes and 3 rows of stars. And yes, it’s great for any 4th of July picnic.

32. Red, white, and blue frozen bananas are a quality 4th of July treat.

Each one is covered by icing and sprinkles. Some of the sprinkles are even stars.

33. A hotdog cake is perfect for an Independence Day barbecue.

After all, hotdogs and burgers are always classic 4th of July fare. Still, it can’t be as disgusting as real hotdogs.

34. Nothing makes a great 4th of July dinner than an American flag casserole.

This one has a green banner, tomato stripes, and cheese stars. And over a layer of cheese.

35. There’s something flowery about this American flag cake.

Indeed, this is a wedding cake. Consists of buntings and American flags along with a white flower.

36. Perhaps a star American flag cake may interest you.

Yes, I know the flag is in a rectangular shape. But you have to go all yankee doodle dandy on this one.

37. How about a flag draped on a cake?

Sure the flag’s not all on the cake. But it’s draped like you’d lay one on a soldier’s coffin.

38. Any American would be tied for these patriotic cookies.

These are American flag bow cookies. The stripes are on the ends. The stars are on the top.

39. Impress your patriotic guests with this American flag snack tray.

This one has meat and cheese stripes along wit cheesy stars. And all on a wooden platter.

40. Raise a glass to these star-spangled cupcakes.

This one has M&Ms inside a glass with a cupcake on top. And the cupcakes have sprinkles.

41. You can’t go wrong with these spectacular 4th of July cookies.

Includes, flag flip flops, American flags, Statue of Liberty, buntings, and fireworks. Perfect for any picnic and barbecue.

42. With this 4th of July cake, you can support the troops.

Though soldier ribbons are usually yellow. But the flag adds an extra patriotic flair.

43. For your 4th of July lunch, munch on these tortilla stars.

These are covered in cheese and salsa. And seem quite easy to make.

44. If you enjoy beach parties, try these cookies.

Yes, I showed some beach cookies on this post before. But these include starfish and clams.

45. You can’t do wrong with a fruity cake like this.

This one is covered with blueberries and a strawberry star. And yes, it’s rather doable.

46. Care for a flower with stars and stripes?

This one has stars in the blue center and striped petals. Professionally made but creative.

47. Nobody can resist these American flag truffles.

Many of them are made of Oreo cookies. Not to mention, decorated with icing and sprinkles.

48. These red, white, and blue stars are especially cheesy.

After all, they’re cheesecake stars. And each one is decorated with blueberry and strawberry syrup.

49. For outdoor 4th of July parties, top your dessert platter with this gazebo cake.

I’m sure the gazebo isn’t edible. Yet, it’s nonetheless decorated with stars.

50. Feel free to this all-American snack platter.

This one has cheese and cracker stripes, cheese stars, and a pepperoni blue square. Perfect for a barbecue.

51. These Uncle Sam cookies are a patriotic delight.

These consist of a flower beard with hats. Still, at any rate, they’re quite adorable.

52. These treats seem to go out like fireworks.

Because they’re Rice Krispie firecrackers. And each color is separated by marshmallows.

53. Nothing makes a great 4th of a July dessert like a Patriotic Mousse Parfait.

This one has red cakes, whipped cream, blue icing on top, and white chocolate chips. And yes, they sure look tasty.

54. You can’t go wrong with these star-spangled cookies.

These have a blue border and red M&Ms on each point. And I’m sure most won’t have trouble making them.

55. Anyone can enjoy these Oreo pops.

These have red and blue stripes with similar colored stars. Yet, I’m sure anyone would love them.

56. You can let the eagle soar on this patriotic cake.

This one has a bald eagle head on top. The rest is covered with an American flag. Amazing.

57. You’ll find plenty of stars on this cake.

Of course, the stars are around the cake in an American flag fashion. Yet, you have to admire it nonetheless.

58. Anyone can delight in these jello American flags.

Not sure how you get the colors like that. But they’re quite cool to look at.

59. Nothing encapsulates America like a star-spangled baseball cake.

Still, it would’ve been more American to have a football cake. But summer is baseball season. So there.

60. Perhaps a fruity star on a sheet cake may suit you.

This one consists of blueberries and strawberries. Great for any barbecue.

61. How about a 4th of July pizza party?

This one consists of pepperoni and cheese stripes. And I’m sure there are blue chips and cheese for the square.

62. All a cake needs is a star-spangled bow.

This one has a blue bow with stars on top. Yet, most of the cake consists of stripes.

63. These cake squares seem stitched together.

Since it’s supposed to resemble an American quilt. All with stars on blue and stripes.

64. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Yes, they have a moon landing cake. And yes, I’m putting it on my post. Because USA! USA!

65. Care for a berry tart on this 4th of July?

This consists of raspberries and blueberries in stripes. More suited for barbecues that don’t have a lot of flags.

66. Serve up some of this fruity American flag pizza.

Consists of blueberries, banana slices, and strawberries. And yes, you have blueberries on the border.

67. You’ll find the US Constitution on this cake.

Though it’s on a scroll. Still, Donald Trump thinks it’s just a piece of paper which he’s clearly not honoring. Since he’s making money on the presidency.

68. You’re bound to love this cake with red, white, and blue stars on top.

The side of it has an American flag heart. So you can show your love to America on its birthday.

69. You’ll find plenty of cheesy stars on this snack platter.

All of the stars are on top of some meat. And they’re all in different sizes and colors.

70. Make your star-spangled party splash with these bunting cookies.

These are decorations you might see on political podiums. Yet, these cookies seem easy to make though have much more polish.

71. Perhaps a patchwork cake may suit you for this 4th of July.

Well, it’s a circular quilt cake. But you have to admire the seams on the stars and stripes.

72. Celebrate your 4th of July with these American flag candy bars.

These seem more like brownies covered with M&Ms. So you can figure that out yourself.

73. Your 4th of July cake should always reach new heights.

This one has several tiers. One perhaps the words to the Declaration of Independence. Or is it the Constitution?

74. A waving American flag cake can always include star cookies.

This the star cookies are in swirls like an explosion. And the flag cake looks very stunning.

75. Wake up this 4th of July to these open face breakfast sandwiches.

Well, I’ve posted one of these before. But these have jelly on them instead of raspberries.

76. Cool yourself off this 4th of July with this patriotic jello treat.

This one has 3 layers of red, white, and blue in a glass. Still, love the glasses.

77. For healthy snacks, try this American flag veggie tray.

Consists of red pepper and cauliflower stripes. The dip is dyed blue, by the way.

78. A 4th of July cake can always use a few flowers.

As long as they’re red, white, and blue flowers of course. Though I don’t think these are edible.

79. Nothing makes people excited like 4th of July Rice Krispie firecracker treats.

These mostly consist of red, white, and blue bars. But they’re quite easy to make though.

80. Celebrate the 4th of July with these pie crust stars on your dessert platter.

Well, they’re all covered in sugar. Whether you use them as a pie or cookies, people will love them.

Celebrate the Stars and Stripes Forever with These Star Spangled 4th of July Craft Projects (Second Edition)

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On with the craft projects. As the 4th of July is a celebration of America’s birthday, many people in the country tend to splurge on star spangled decorations. In this picture alone, you have American flags, American flag decorations, and figures of Uncle Sam. Yet, while plenty of party stores and retail outlets are happy to sell patriotic paraphernalia, some people take it a bit further by making their own. Yes, red, white and blue are the dominant colors.  And some of these often depict stars and stripes like you see on the American flag. Of course, many of these might violate the US Flag Code but it’s not that anyone pays attention to it anyone unless someone burns a flag in public protest. But that’s talking about an earlier post I did years ago. Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of 4th of July craft projects for your home and yard.

  1. To mark the 4th, perhaps you might want to go with this.

It’s a wooden 4 that’s blue with white stars. Helps someone used a red and white string to tie it for emphasis.

2. In a more rustic setting, a red berry wreath with a star will do.

But don’t forget topping it with a blue ribbon. Otherwise, someone might mistake it for a Christmas wreath.

3. Nothing brings out one’s love of country like this 4th of July tree.

Yes, I know they do these trees for every holiday now. But at least it’s red, white, and blue.

4. A burlap patriotic wreath brings a homespun American touch.

Includes wooden letters “USA” and red, white, and blue stars. Love the navy blue bow, too.

5. Sometimes all you need is a simple white wreath.

Though be sure to include a red and white striped background and a navy blue ribbon with white stars. And the display should be in a white wooden frame.

6. The stars and stripes should be painted on a large wooden panel.

Because nothing emphasizes America than a flag painted on aged wood. Great for any American home.

7. Welcome guests on the 4th of July with this red, white, and blue deco mesh wreath.

Sure the colors seem to run together. But you have to admire the navy blue ribbon and stars.

8. Or perhaps you prefer a wreath of ribbons.

This one uses several consisting of stripes and stars configurations. Like how the stars give it charm.

9. You can’t set your table at a 4th of July barbecue without burlap cutlery bags with the flag.

Because it’s likely that you might need something to keep the cutlery from blowing off the table. Still, like the painted flag.

10. No American couch should be without this patriotic pillow.

Consists of a red and white striped pillow with a navy blue bow of white stars. Great for any American furniture piece but the dining room table.

11. Welcome your guests this 4th of July by hanging this star spangled wreath.

Like how it has red, white, and blue stars hanging from blue ribbons. Not sure what the wreath material is though.

12. For 4th of July and fun in the sun, may I suggest this star-spangled flip flop wreath?

Though keep in mind that, “flip flop” describes the sandals not senators. Has red flowers and blue sunglasses in the center.

13. A wreath wrapped in a flag can look quite stunning in a window frame.

Though the window frame is much to be desired. But it makes a fine outdoor decoration regardless.

14. If you’re not a fan of wreaths, you might want to try a star.

Well, it’s a rustic 5 pointed star with an American flag and pussy willows tied in a ribbon. Love it.

15. How about an American flag wreath with paper roses?

Well, dried roses anyway. But I know dried roses when I see them. Still, this is quite lovely.

16. A deco mesh wreath should always contain an Uncle Sam hat.

Helps if the deco mesh is lined with silver and the hat is shiny. Great to put on any American door.

17. If you want to use organic materials, this patriotic pine cone wreath is for you.

Well, if you live near an evergreen forest, then the pinecones should be easy to find. If not, there’s always the craft stores. But this wreath is simply stunning.

18. Even flag stands should have stars and stripes on them.

After all, flags need something to stand on besides the ground. Yet, you can always fit a star or 2 on the blue.

19. A 4th of July wreath should always have stars and stripe ribbons.

Though you can also add lace as a finishing touch. Also like the white lace. Very classy.

20. Wooden stars on sticks always belong in a flower pot bouquet.

Includes some red, white, and blue stars as well as a large American flag one. Love it.

21. Celebrate your love for America with these wooden blocks spelling the US of A.

Consists of a blue U, a red S, and an American flag decorated A. Bet the A stands for America and therefore, has to be the fanciest.

22. On this panel, it’s “God Bless America.”

And it’s all painted in the classic red, white, and blue. Great for any American house or porch.

23. No woman should be in the kitchen without this star spangled apron.

I had a few of these aprons on last year’s craft post. But this one mostly consists of navy blue with white stars.

24. Any all-American house should have a set of all-American firecrackers.

Okay, these are made from wood and don’t actually explode. But they all have star spangled designs you can’t resist.

25. How about a star-spangled address block to mark your house?

This one uses tiles of red, white, and blue to give a stars and stripes look. Wonderful for any American garden.

26. Nothing expresses the American spirit like a star spangled wreath of tulle.

Unlike the tulle wreath in last year’s post, it has more stars and more stripes. Also like how it looks on the door.

27. Celebrate the 4th of July in your home with these star-spangled shutters.

Well, they’re recycled shutters. But they’re both painted with stripes and a unique star design on top.

28. Red, white, and blue stars should always stick together.

So you have to tie these up with a burlap and rag ribbon. Still, I’m sure they’re all different sizes.

29. How about a wreath with more stripes and a few stars?

Not sure if the blue on here consists of feathers. But it’s rather an interesting design to have on your door.

30. As we all know, liberty is what Americans hold most sacred.

It even lights up and has an American flag. Yet, the panel of “Liberty” outshines all.

31. Hope you’re fine with 2 flags in one basket.

This one has some berries in it as well. Like the stars on it. So quaint.

32. Perhaps a wall hanging of stars with rag stripes will do.

Well, the stars aren’t in a neat in tidy shape. But they don’t necessarily have to be. After all, it’s the motifs that count.

33. Now your kids can enjoy their 4th of July with star studded chalk.

Available in only red, white, and blue. Because those are the colors of the American flag.

34. Curl up on the couch this 4th of July with this star spangled pillow.

This one has the blue star pattern as star on a striped background. Looks best next to the one with the bow.

35. 1776 should always be enshrined on a berry branch wreath.

Of course, the year itself should be framed amongst a copy of the Declaration of Independence. Just for good measure.

36. A red, white, and blue wreath of yarn is just as nice.

But the wreath appears purple because the strands appear so intertwined. Still, like the red, white, and blue flowers.

37. Care to honor America with flowers?

And as you see, the flowers are red. But you have to adore the fancy ribbons and stars.

38. Step out of your home this 4th of July with a pair of patriotic tennis shoes.

Though the shoes don’t really seem to match. But they have the same stars and stripe patterns if only in different places.

39. Let freedom ring with this American flag wind chime.

It’s mostly made of metal with a small plate of stars. But it’ll sure let freedom sing with the wind.

40. Make your 4th of July barbecue guests feel welcome with this burlap wreath.

This one uses a rather simple design with one star tied to the side. But I’m sure many will want this on their door.

41. These wooden firecrackers can use a few stars on them.

Well, at least the red and blue ones. The white one just gets nothing. Even has a tag saying, “USA.”

42. For a table centerpiece, place some flowers in some star spangled bricks.

This looks easy, assuming that the flowers are fake. Comes with a single blue brick with a white star.

43. Grace your home with this old-fashioned American flag dress display.

Keep in mind, this is a dress meant for decoration. Not for wearing. Still, like the golden stars and flag.

44. Perhaps a flower wreath should come with stars and ribbons.

Well, it may not look like the flower wreath I had on my craft post last year. But it certainly evokes 4th of July fun.

45. Nothing makes your 4th of July worthwhile than a red, white, and blue birdhouse.

Helps if it has a place to put your flower pots. Each birdhouse comes with a stand of the same red, white, and blue configuration.

46. Light up your 4th of July with these mason jar candle holders.

These consist of mason jars filled with different colors of art sand. And each one is tied with a red and white striped bow.

47. Want your fireworks to sparkle and shine? Get some red, white, and blue sequins.

Well, sequin discs you use in craft projects in art class. Still, you can make plenty of patterns with them on these wooden firecrackers.

48. Get yourself clean the American way with some stars and stripes soap.

Okay, most Americans use regular soap. But this is a 4th of July post. So American themed soap is shown here.

49. If you don’t have stars, buttons will do fine.

Well, buttons are just as good as stars for a wreath like this. Kind of gives this rag wreath a certain character.

50. A stars and stripes flower pot is great for a 4th of July bouquet.

Even if they have to consist of red, white, and blue carnations. Yet, it also includes shiny stars for patriotic emphasis.

51. If you love “America the Beautiful,” then you’ll like this wooden panel.

Though to be fair, the song was written by a lesbian who had a partner for 25 years. Bet they didn’t teach you that in history class.

52. If you don’t like wreath, then show your American pride with this American flag star.

Even has some patriotic ribbons to go along with it. Kind of has a whimsical shape to it.

53. Got any corks? Make a flag from them to hang.

I suppose most of these come from a craft store. Or at least I hope they come from one. Still, like the silver stars on it.

54. Nothing says you’re love for America than a shadowbox of paper flowers.

Well, paper flowers configured into an American flag, of course. Sure it has 9 stars but it’s the impression that counts.

55. This dresser is a must have for any American woman.

This one has an American flag painted on it. Hope whoever made this can get used to it all year round.

56. As you can see, this only sings the song of liberty.

Yes, it’s another patriotic wind chime. But it has the blue and stars on top.

57. There’s nothing more patriotic than an American flag made from shotgun shells.

Well, according to some NRA members. But as someone who doesn’t like guns, I beg to differ.

58. With this chair, you can find the Star-Spangled Banner at your seat.

Though many might view sitting on the American flag as desecration. Yet, most Americans would probably buy this anyway.

59. Never thought I’d see a metal flag before.

It’s even on a wavy metal sheet to resemble the American flag flying freely. Great to hang in any American home.

60. You’d almost think the flag was waving in this frame.

It’s actually an old shutter painted as the American flag. But you probably wouldn’t notice that.

61. Perhaps a 4th of July bandanna wreath would suit you.

Though keep in mind, bandanas often have some bad connotations to them since they’ve been banned by school dress codes. Still, you have to admire the stars on this.

62. Cinder block planters always shine in red, white, and blue.

Though they’re also heavy to lift as well. Might want to stick to wood or plastic instead.

63. Sometimes a simple decoration can say it best.

This is just a simple white yarn wreath with blue stars and American flag bows. So simple yet so lovely.

64. Every American couch should have a stars and stripes pillow.

Didn’t know they had a red pattern with white stars. Still, I’ve seen similar ones with different configurations.

65. Celebrate your 4th of July with some American flag china.

These may not be actual crafts. But they’ll sure be perfect for your Independence Day barbecue.

66. May this patriotic mason jar be a beacon of liberty in your home.

It even has a light to illuminate your party during the fireworks. Doesn’t seem quite hard to make.

67. This glass apothecary jar is filled with some of the finest American kidney beans.

As to how they managed to find red, white, and blue ones is a mystery to me. Oh, wait, they used black ones for the blue.

68. No little girl should celebrate the 4th without wearing an American flag dress.

Well, that’s a cute little dress. And it’s sure to make any girl a star-spangled darling.

69. A rustic wreath should have a flag and star.

It also has burlap and a berry wreath around the white star. Love it.

70. A rag wreath like this on the 4th of July is as good as any.

This one seems to have mostly red with white polka dots. But it’s just as patriotic nonetheless.

71. Perhaps you might want to stick a bunch of flags in one basket.

Well, you see a lot of American flag displays like this one. But I’m not sure if that’s overdoing it.

72. These star spangled flower pots make perfect patriotic planters.

These have stripes on the brim and stars on the pot. At any rate, they tend to be stacked together for height.

73. Nothing makes a 4th of July barbecue like a star spangled chair.

This one has a star back and a striped bottom. Hope it goes with a set and a table to match.

74. A 4th of July table should be star studded along the border.

And as a matter of fact, this one definitely is. Love it. So pretty.

75. A navy blue star is always stellar on a striped canvas.

Well, it may not look like the flag. But it’s in red, white, and blue just the same.

76. A glass block of the American flag is always stunning in beads.

This one uses shiny pears as stars. Nevertheless, I adore it and wonder if it lights up.

77.  By painting an American flag, you can turn a crate into a planter.

Just has a few stripes and 9 stars. But as long as it resembles a flag, I’ll take it.

78. Wooden firecrackers should always come with wooden stars.

Each of these has red white and blue to show for it. Yes, I’ve shown several of these but they’re popular 4th of July decorations.

79. A pallet doesn’t always have to resemble an American flag.

But as long as it has the basic stars and stripes, it can work. Wouldn’t mind hanging this on my wall.

80. These star-spangled firecrackers make for a spectacular 4th of July display.

One has stripes. One has stars. And one has both stars and stripes. But all have rope wicks.

81. Looks like these fireworks bring a lot of explosive fun.

This one has shiny stuff coming out of it and patriotic bows. And all on a red wood platform.

82. Let your clothes dry this Fourth of July with these American flag clothes pins.

Yes, these exist. And they just require you painting an American flag on them. Though that might be hard to pull off.

83. It’s always anchors away with this maritime wreath.

Has an anchor at the center and American flags on the sides. And the wreath is covered with rope.

84. There’s nothing more American to carry around with you than an American flag tote bag.

It’s just a tote bag with stars and stripes painted on there. Pretty ingenious if you think about it.

85. No woman can be in her 4th of July best without these star-spangled earrings.

These are probably not meant for my ears. But they’ll surely go well with any red, white, and blue outfit.

86. Show your love for America this 4th of July with this set of wooden blocks.

Consists of a map of the US, the 4th, fireworks, stripes, and a star. Looks great on any American mantle.

87. This patriotic kitty can always make America proud.

Well, is an amigurumi kitty. And she’s even waving an American flag. So cute.

88. With smaller flower pots, you can make some spectacular candle holders.

Well, they’re small pots so the candles can fit in them. But they sure consist of stellar designs.

89. If you don’t have a real flag, a ribbon one will do.

This one has a felt union with sequin stars and ribbon and lace stripes. Great project for those with scraps.

90. You surely can’t be without these flower pots at your 4th of July barbecue.

Each one is designated for forks, knives, and spoons. And each is in a patriotic motif.

91. All these firecrackers need is an American flag.

They’re also on a white wooden platform. Each one has stripes and a star on top.

92. With enough of the right burlap scraps you can make an American flag wreath pin.

Also, has buttons for stars. Kind of nifty idea. Wonder what this will go with.

93. You can even have an American flag on a basket.

Now that’s a funny way to show patriotism. Then again, I kind of prefer the flags be in the basket than on one.

94. Light up your 4th of July with this American flag candle log.

You can put a bunch of candles on it. It’s also painted with stars and stripes.

95. You can’t do wrong hanging red, white, and blue stars.

These are quite stunning. And once you cut out the stars, it’s easy to make.

96. A red, white, and blue star is pure patriotic splendor.

It’s made from wood which is mostly red and white. And it has a blue bar of stars. So lovely.

97. You’d see sparks coming from these dowel fireworks.

Well, the sparks seem to consist of yellow stars. But the blue gingham ribbon ties them all together.

98. Red and white flowers make for a simple 4th of July wreath.

Well, simpler than some of the other wreaths with flowers. Love the navy blue bow.

99. This American flag quilt is a real patchwork.

It’s an especially perfect American quilt for a patchwork nation. Because the US is a nation of diversity. Anyone who doesn’t believe that should get their racist head out of their ass.

100. Drape your American couch with this quality 4th of July quilt.

This is a quality quilt that seemed to win a prize. Anyway, it has an eagle with flag shield. Love it.

Salute the Red, White, and Blue United States of America with These Patriotic 4th of July Treats (Third Edition)

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Though now is the winter of my discontent as an American citizen, I understand that I must try to keep the patriotic fervor alive as far as the 4th of July is concerned. Celebrating America’s birthday on the 4th of July is supposed to be a festive and uproarious occasion. But since the 2016 Election, the American spirit we associate with Independence Day isn’t with me at the moment. The fact so many people I knew and cared about voted for such an unrespectable man who’s now in the White House was a profound sense of betrayal for me. It has only gotten worse since the House passed the morally indefensible American Healthcare Act and the Senate is trying to pass their healthcare plan in the most undemocratic way possible. Not to mention, the fact so many people seem to stand by and make excuses for Donald Trump no matter what he does, what longstanding rules he breaks, who he hurts, or how his presidency is becoming an utter disaster. For the first time in my life, I feel ashamed for my country as if Trump’s presidential candidacy has led millions of people to abandon our most cherished American values out racism and their own selfish reasons. But anyway, I must continue with my holiday posts though any pride or faith I have in my country is almost shattered. Well, here’s another assortment of 4th of July treats so you can celebrate your barbecue. Enjoy.

  1. This 4th of July, grace your patriotic dessert table with this sparkling cake.

It’s a cake with sparkler candles and red and blue sprinkles. Make sure the sparklers go out before serving.

2. There’s a lot of explosive energy with these cupcakes.

And since it’s the 4th of July, they have red, white, and blue icing. What can be more patriotic than that?

3. Wake up this 4th of July to an American flag waffle.

Contains strawberries, blueberries, and banana. But you may used whipped cream if you want.

4. A red, white, and blue rose iced cake is a patriotic treat.

Well, you have to admire the icing on this one. Cause I’m sure nobody but a cake decorator can pull this off.

5. Let Old Glory wave with these red, white, and blue cupcakes.

Sure it may not resemble the American flag exactly. But the stars and stripes is a hard one to replicate in food.

6. For your dessert platter, may I suggest these Rice Krispie balls?

Each one is iced with red, white, and blue sprinkles. It’s a simple but patriotic treat.

7. Nothing makes a 4th of July barbecue more American than this 7 layer dip.

Now that’s a work of artisanship here. Not sure if I’d want to dip a nacho in this. Might desecrate a sacred image. Though Trump already has.

8. Or you can go with a pepperoni, cheese, and nacho snack platter.

Though the nachos on this one are blue which is weird. Seriously, why do these things exist?

9. Feast your eyes on these star-spangled cupcakes.

This one has striped and star cupcakes. Sure they’re professionally made. But they’re perfect for an Independence Day barbecue.

10. There’s something crackling about this 4th of July cake.

Yes, it looks like a giant cupcake with a firecracker on it. But it’s one of a kind like America.

11. As we all know, it’s whether you bleed red, white, and blue on the inside that counts.

As you can see, you’ll find the colors in this cupcake. May not see it on the outside at first though.

12. No proud patriotic partier can ever resist these red, white, and blue cupcakes.

This one has red, white, and blue filling and star sprinkles. Hope this can satisfy your star-spangled urges.

13. For a fruity treat, may I suggest red, white, and blue jello?

Well, it looks similar to a previous one I showed a couple years back. But this one has more whipped cream and less cherries.

14. For a simple treat, you might want to go with some patriotic pretzel sticks.

Requires pretzel sticks, icing and sprinkles. But make sure the sprinkles are red, white, and blue.

15. Celebrate the 4th of July with some patriotic pudding pops.

Well, they’re quite small compared to popsicles. But at least they make a cool summer treat.

16. Nothing makes a 4th of July party like strawberry and blueberry trifle.

Because, you know red, white, and blue. Though they didn’t include the whipped cream.

17. For a more sweet disposition, I suppose an M&M flag cake can suit your fancy.

Don’t worry, they do have 4th of July M&Ms for this. Yet, once you bake the cake, decorating should be a breeze.

18. Ice cream cookies are always a tasty treat.