Let me start by saying a big hello and welcome to our new readers who found us on Kathie Lee & Hoda, we are so glad to have you here! This morning my segment on how to add a DIY touch to your 4th of July celebrations airs on the Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda and I could not be more excited! And of course, endless appreciation to those who have joined me at any time during this wonderful and crazy journey. Here is my attempt at a little recap post that includes all of the 4th of July decor featured in my TV segment. Everything in bold is available as a free download below!
All 4th of July celebrations have a basic red, white, and blue color scheme, which can be a bit limiting. For my 4th of July decor, I wanted to go with a rustic Americana theme, but add a galvanized metallic twist. I started by building copper accents into my navy table setting. I love navy and copper combinations! The copper Moscow Mule mugs with navy striped straws and festive flags attached to the straws (which you can download in the PDF below!) was a great starting point for my table setting. From there I tried to balance the navy with metallic accents, such as the navy napkins with gold paper stars placed on top. Download the PDF template below to make these 3D gold stars if you are cutting by hand, or use the SVG version if you have a cutting machine. Once you have cut the template, use the tutorial from this post to glue your stars together. If you are serving wine or other bottled beverages, our navy and gold 4th of July bottle labels (which match our straw flags!) are also a beautiful accent to the navy and metallic color scheme. To use these, simply print them onto full sheet label paper and trim each label to size. Next, top off each place setting with a firecracker treat box, complete with the celebrate labels. Follow our easy tutorial to make the treat boxes here! To add a festive touch to the table, we hung navy blue tissue tassels around the entire rim of the table. We then finished our 4th of July table setting with a blooming centerpiece of crepe paper magnolias with copper leaves and large navy and gold 3D stars. We used our new extra fine crepe paper to make our magnolias, so stay tuned for a tutorial on the centerpiece when the crepe is available soon! After finishing the 4th of July decor for your table setting, you can move onto the food table (the most important part!). As far as incorporating 4th of July decor into your food display goes, we added a rim of more 3D paper stars around the table and a series of red, white and blue vintage food labels. These 3D stars are our pinwheel paper stars and they are so easy to put together. Print the labels onto full sheet label paper, or print them onto 8.5 x 11 card stock and attach them to dowels. It’s up to you! The download below also includes a printable Happy Fourth banner that you can print onto card stock and hang anywhere around your party. We decked out our food table with our classic hot dog bar spread, plus DIY snack bags full of potato chips, and paper cones with yummy popcorn. The paper cones are a great way to make individual servings of popcorn for all of your guests! Print the patterned papers below to form your cones. If you want to add a lemonade drink dispenser to your celebration, we even have labels specifically for that. The best part of this 4th of July decor is how easy it is to whip up. A nice mix of simple DIY projects and effortless printables can make a huge difference! You can browse our entire Fourth of July section for more project ideas and add in whatever pieces you want for your celebration! My personal favorite is our patriotic bicycle (also featured on Kathie Lee & Hoda) with an explosion of 4th of July decor. It is quite the show stopper! As my gift to you all, all the downloads included in this post are completely free to print and make! If you are feeling inspired by our 4th of July decor, take a look at our membership options to start downloading projects for other holidays and special occasions. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay updated on the projects we post daily, and always feel free to write in with project suggestions. I love seeing the fabulous creations that you come up with, so be sure to share your project photos with me by tagging your Instagram pictures with #DIYDreamingWithLia or emailing them in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lots of love and Happy Fourth of July! ~ Lia