Come Fourth of July, most of us spend that day outdoors. It’s a great time to show your patriotic pride by making some outdoor 4th of July decorations for your yard and garden. We’ve found some cool projects for you that are fun, easy and great for the kids to help on as well. So fly your flag and get out the red, white and blue! It’s Fourth of July!

DIY 4th of July Stars

We love this first project from Cuckoo 4 Design! This festive 4th of July banner is easy to make and perfect for yard decorations. There’s a complete tutorial. The red, white and blue ribbon is a great touch and completes the look beautifully!

‘Fireworks’ 4th of July Outdoor Decorations

From ‘Sunshine Girl Crafts‘, this outdoor “fireworks” display is made from simple 4×4 wood scraps, some paint and a little dollar store froo froo!


Pallet wood 4th of July Flag

This Pallet Flag makes a perfect outdoor 4th of July decoration. This project comes to us from Jennifer Allwood. Love how she created the wonderful weathered look! Check out her tutorial here.

4th of July Flag Luminaries

For the Love Of‘ has a simple tutorial to create these DIY patriotic luminaries with tissue paper…great 4th of July craft with the kids!


DIY 4th of July Stars for the Lawn

What a great 4th of July yard decoration idea this next one is! ‘Pink and Green Mama’ made these DIY 4th of July lawn stars with her kids…flour and water, and a homemade stencil… so festive and fun! 

Outdoor 4th of July Decor

Unfortunately, this post is no longer up. But don’t worry, we found a similar tutorial for you to check out, and this one by has multicolored stars! Here, she simply used spray paint made for sports fields and a stencil- so simple!

July 4th Flag Made From Scrap Wood or Pallet Wood

Love this outdoor 4th of July decor!  ‘A Diamond in the Stuff‘ has a project that just might be the best use for a wood pallet I’ve seen yet. Try her wood flag wreath… This could be a great porch decoration all year round!

Outdoor 4th of July Decor

Patriotic Bunting DIY Project

For all the sewers out there, here’s a great DIY outdoor 4th of July decoration for you! This easy to make patriotic bunting from ‘Create and Babble‘ will have your front porch just oozing Fourth of July decor in red, white and blue!


Fireworks Station

Set up this cool fun and games station by ‘Uncommon Designs‘, and make sure all the kids make those wonderful summer memories at your 4th celebration.


Patriotic Wreath DIY

Ehow has this cute cupcake liner wreath tutorial… you might even find all these supplies at your dollar store. Fun!


Festive Lighted Mason Jar Outdoor Decoration

Love, love, love this DIY mason jar centerpiece by ‘Country Chic Cottage‘… Lighted and amazing, you could use this year after year!


4th of July Flag Painted Patriotic Lanterns

Our final project is by ‘Addicted 2 DIY‘, these DIY patriotic jar lanterns are easy, and I love the glow they put off when lit at night.

Outdoor 4th of July Decor

What are your favorite outdoor 4th of July decorations? Share!

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  1. Wendy King July 3, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    I just made the cutest wreath. All the 4th of July wreaths were gone, so I made my very own one!!!!! Its so cute. I went to Hobby Lobby and got a grape vine wreath $4.99. then went over to the 4th of July display and bot two long garlands of this fuzzy plastic stuff for $4.99 each. about 18 feet. Mine are white with red and blue tiny stars. I then wrapped them around and around the wreath form, just tucking the ends into the twigs. Then I found a hanging decoration on a little blue ribbon for $3.99. It is a small red sparkly star, with a blue sparkly cut out star inside it, and inside that a shiny sparkly silver star. They are nested when you buy them, but when you hang them up, you separate them from each other, so that each is going in a different direction from the others.

    I hung the star down from the center of the wreath with an unfolded paper clip. Then I put another unfolded large size paper clip into the twigs in the back to hang the wreath from the nail on my front door. It looks so cute! However, my door is white. I forgot about that, oops! , so next time I think I would buy the metallic blue garland, or the metallic red. They would show up better. Still it looks great! And I made it myself!!! Go me! :-) Everything was 30% off so altogether I spent about $16.00.

    1. Wendy King July 4, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Compliments received on the wreath! Yeah!


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