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Fabulous Ideas For The Fourth Of July

July 02, 2021

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Looking for some quick, easy and inexpensive ideas to celebrate July 4th?

Well I have some fabulous last minute fashion crafts, decor DIYs and simple recipes.

Check them out!

Star Cut Out Blueberry Pie on a baking sheet

Hello July!!

You beautiful month, you. 

It's starting out as a hot one. Just the way I like it.

And a rainy one. Which I don't like as much.

Two days in and we've already had a few crazy downpours, thunder and lightning, power outages and fallen trees.

Apparently Mother Nature has decided to start the fireworks show early this holiday weekend.

Although, I hope she pauses these tantrums long enough so we can see the real fireworks display. Each year we sit on the beach, in the back of the pick up, ice cream in hand and watch the sky explode in color over the harbor.

It's something we've been doing since we moved into our little beach cottage neighborhood 26 years ago. It's a tradition that I've grown to love.

Other than that we'll be chilling at home, entertaining a couple of family and friends in the backyard, between raindrops. 

No big celebrations, just an intimate gathering or two and a few pops of red, white and blue.

Perhaps you're doing the same and you're looking for some quick and easy patriotic touches. 

Well then, today's your lucky day, because I dug into the archives for Friday's Fun Finds. 

They're older posts, full of last minute ideas, including food, fashion and fun decor for a fabulous July 4th. 


Of course, every July 4th celebration needs a flag and while we have them peppered around the yard, a few years ago, I added one to a DIY apron.

It was a great way to get into that party spirit without spending a lot on an outfit.

If, however, you're not an apron wearer, like me, you could use the same technique to add old glory to a tee shirt pocket or shorts.

I may actually do this today.

Looking to dress your house instead? No worries, I've got an easy craft for that, too.

July 4th Wreath

My red, white and blue ribbon wreath can have your front door ready to welcome guests in a jiffy. Just wrap the colors around a frame, glue it down and add a bow. 

Festive, fabulous and free if you're a craft hoarder, again, like me, and have the supplies on hand.

Want a wreath with a little more staying power, but still pays homage to the holiday? Then why not whip up a red (or white or blue) hydrangea wreath.

Stick a tiny flag in it for the weekend and then remove it on the 5th and you're set for summer.

I love crafts that pull double duty.

And of course, every party needs a banner.

I can't believe I don't have one specifically made for the 4th, but you could easily take my sweet doily banner and modify it. 

White doily packages and twine

For about $2.00 (you can grab colored doily packs at the dollar store), you'll be in business.

Just add a few red and blue doilies in between the white ones and you're set. You could even swap the table doilies out as well, but set among crimson plates, it's really not necessary.

Especially if you add a cute candy cracker to each place setting.

Or you upcycle and customize your mason jars and pepper them about the table.

You can create your own design or pick up pre-made stickers for a bit of flair. 

Or pop some garden blooms in them.

See. Easy!

With the table set, it's time to think about the food.

And you just know that will be simple. 

Traditional fare is on the menu, hot dogs and hamburgers with the all the toppings. Strawberries and cream provide an ode to the red and white.

With frozen blueberry water.

And my world famous (ok, maybe that's a stretch- but it's so good!) 5 minute blueberry pie bringing on the blue.

In the most delicious way.

A simple, easy and festive holiday plan.

Fabulous 4th Of July Ideas

Happy Friday!!

And Happy 4th!!
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  1. Well, it all looks great to me, but the attendees have requested Apple pie with the burgers and dogs ;^)
    Hope you have a really great holiday!! It's stormy here at the moment, but supposed to be better on Sunday!

    1. Apple pie is awesome J!! Maybe I can talk my daughter into whipping one up for us. She’s a lot more patient than I am in the kitchen!! And it’s storming here, too. Thunder and Lightning above me…yikes!! Happy 4th!!

  2. Wishing you a happy month of July and a wonderful day on the 4th :)
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  3. We had that stormy weather in the front of the week and now it cleared out. I guess we sent it your way. It is going to be beautiful this weekend. Love all your 4th of July ideas. The candy crackers are so cute. I would totally make those. Have a great 4th. Enjoy your company.
    xoxo Kris

    1. Thanks Kris!! The candy crackers are always a huge hit. Happy July!! xoxo

  4. All such wonderful and festive suggestions, Kim. Hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th. No rain here, just hot sun. I guess that is all you should want for a holiday!.Happy Summer Days my friend..xxoJudy

    1. Happy Summer Days my friend!! I hope your 4th was fabulous!! xoxo

  5. I love your hydrangea wreath idea! So cute! I'd like to make that blueberry pie too! Looks yummy, I am just terrible at making desserts picture perfect though. We have had a few down pours here too, I am keeping my fingers crossed for the long weekend to be nice. Hope you have a lovely 4th and thank you for your ideas you shared!

    1. Thanks much, Cara!! That red hydrangea wreath is still one of my favorites. I had it on my kitchen hood for years. I recently moved it to the living room, but I think it might make its way back to the kitchen one day!!

  6. I love your blueberry pie idea!

    1. Thanks Deanna! It's a favorite treat around here.

  7. I hope the weather clears up tomorrow for all of the 4th of July celebrations. I love all of your 4th of July ideas. The blueberry pie looks so good and easy to make. Have a wonderful weekend and a happy 4th Kim.

  8. Love all the ideas.
    We enjoyed a Red, White and Blue breakfast. Blueberry Pancakes with a side of fresh strawberries and whip cream.
    Happy Independence Day my America Loving Friend!!!!
    Thank you for the support to Sam and all others who keep watch over us. I appreciate you and your friendship over the years.
    Love, Carla

    1. Mmmm...a red, white and blue breakfast sounds perfect. I think we may need to try that next year!! And Carla, your words have just made my day. You know I feel the same way and I appreciate your son's service more than you can know. xxoo

  9. Super round-up, My Friend! The apron is darling. Happy Independence Day!

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Ricki!! Happy July!!

  10. I still adore the apron! It's a clever and adorable project.

    Happy 4th. Pinned

    1. Thanks Cindy!! I still love that one, as well. It's a favorite.

  11. Great ideas, Kim! Hope you got to have your 4th the way you're used to with no bad weather! Happy Wednesday!

    1. It was a sunny day, Kim!! I hope yours was,too.

  12. I love the ideas, Kim, especially the pie. Hope you had a lovely 4th of July.

  13. Kim,
    Love the wreath!! So pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

    1. Thank you, Laura! I do love that wreath, too.

  14. Hope you are having a great July, Kim. xo Laura