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Get Festive With Fourth of July DIYs

Jul 2 2016 - 4:00pm

Along with being a patriotic holiday, the Fourth of July [1] is a day for gathering with friends and family. Save some cash [2] and DIY [3] some festive decorations that will also help keep bugs away — and a few other fun projects that will make getting together even more special. And several of these DIYs [4] upcycle things you already have around the house [5]!

Patriotic Bug-Away Candles

Not only are these DIY candle holders [6] a festive addition to your holiday table, but they also help keep bugs away from your food spread.

Cupcake Toppers

These festive, eye-catching toppers [7] will take your cupcake game to the next level.

DIY Bug Spray

You only need two ingredients to make this all-natural bug spray [8] that's safe to use around kids, pets, and food.

Festive Appetizers

In addition to making helpful DIYs for your get-together, don't forget to put together some simple eats [9] that are festive and delicious.

Painted Pineapples

These cute painted pineapples [10] would make for great decor on the patio tables. And they're still edible!

DIY Hand Sanitizer

Fourth of July is all about having fun, eating, and potentially getting a little messy. Keep your hands clean with DIY hand sanitizer [11] that fits in your purse.

Scented Bug-Repellant Candle Jars

These beautiful floating candle jars [12] are wonderfully scented with smells that bugs aren't excited about — keeping them away from guests.

Ant Bait

Keep ants away from your picnic table or beach barbecue with this smart ant bait [13]. Since the disks fit in a small glass container, they won't take up too much space in your picnic basket.

Cleaning Wipes

Clean up messes quickly with DIY cleaning wipes [14] that are so easy to make. Bonus: you can even upcycle a metal can for a festive look.

Patriotic Decorations

These easy-to-make pinwheels [15] will add a pop of color to any Fourth of July celebration. They can even be used as fans in the Summer heat.

Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

For a sweet treat with a holiday twist, these chocolate-covered pretzels [16] are natural crowd-pleasers.

Tea-Light Holders

If you plan to party late into the night, these crafty tea-light holders [17] are sure to come in handy.

Ribbon Wands and Flags

Jazz up the home with these patriotic ribbon wands and flags [18], which are super easy to re-create.


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