DIY Patriotic Party Décor

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Make your own patriotic decor with just a few supplies. You can make a variety of decor pieces using one this free American flag printable, today I’ll show you a few. Whether you are celebrating with a neighborhood BBQ or just want to add a little patriotic accent, get creative and have some fun crafting your own red, white and blue decor.

Today we are making a few different patriotic projects. I’m printing the flags on the HP Glossy Brochure Paper. It’s a nice thicker paper with a light shine, perfect for party decor. I like using the thicker papers for a more sturdy decor piece, but a standard paper would print nicely too. For a bit of a fancier look try using photo paper.

DIY Patriotic Party Décor

How To Make a Patriotic Garland

Use our free printable American flags to create a patriotic garland you can decorate with for all your fun American celebrations.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Download and print the American flag printable (Download). You can adjust the size of the printable before you print if you’d like smaller sized flags.
  2. Cut out the flags and trim as needed.
  3. Cut a piece of twine as long as you’d like for your banner. Make crepe paper tassels as described below. Tape each flag to the twine by placing the twine on the top back of the flag and applying tape over the top.

DIY Patriotic Party Décor

 

How To Make Crepe Paper Tassels

Make fun paper tassels to add to your party decor. I’ve used these tassels to create a fun garland to decorate with.

Supplies:

  • Crepe Paper
  • Scissors
  • Twine
  • Tape
  • Cardstock

Instructions:

  1. Fold a piece of cardstock in half so the long side measures 8.5 inches.
  2. Loop crepe paper around the long side of the cardstock 3 times. Remove the looped crepe paper from the cardstock, place the crepe paper over the twine and fold in half as shown.
  3. Cut the crepe paper with scissors, creating 3 cut lines, making sure to leave at least 1″ at the top fold of the crepe paper.
  4. Twist the folded end of the crepe paper and tape in place. This should create a loop with the twine running through so you can adjust the tassel’s placement along the twine as needed.
  5. Cut the bottom folds of the tassel and trim as needed.

DIY Patriotic Party Décor

DIY Patriotic Party Décor

 

How To Make Crepe Paper Cupcake Picks

Make American flag and firecracker cupcake picks to dress up your patriotic party food.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Print the American flag printables at 1/2 size (Download).
  2. Cut out each mini flag.
  3. Tape (or glue) the flag to a toothpick.
  4. Using crepe paper, layer one piece each of red, white and blue crepe paper about 6″ long.
  5. Fold the layered paper and scrunch together at the fold.
  6. Cut lines through the layers of crepe paper leaving about 1/2″ uncut at the top fold.
  7. Twist the folded end and glue or tape a toothpick at the folded end.
  8. Fluff the cut crepe paper until it looks similar to a firecracker.

DIY Patriotic Party Décor

You can mix and match all these party decor ideas to create a variety of fun decorations for your next patriotic party. Use the flags to decorate and celebrate your American pride!

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Jen Goode

Jen is a work-at-home mom of 3, 4th generation Colorado native and Doodler in Charge at JGoode Learn More

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