Plan the perfect Fourth of July bash with these cheap and easy DIY party decorations thumb 1

Are you hosting a party for the Fourth of July this year? I know that while I love a good party I don’t always enjoy all the preparation that goes into it. Food, decorations, favors, games… it’s enough to make your head spin! Today I am rounding up five simple ways to make it look like you went all out for your Independence Day shindig –without actually devoting tons of time to decorating!Plan the perfect Fourth of July bash with these cheap and easy DIY party decorations!

Patriotic Lawn Stars

4th of July Painted Lawn Stars

If you want to really wow your party guests, follow this tutorial from The Concrete Cottage for painting stars on your lawn. Jeannine says it literally only took 30 minutes from start to finish and all you need is a piece of cardboard and spray paint. Big impact and little effort!

Bandana Napkins

Wrap utensils with red, white, and blue bandanas at your Fourth of July party!

Kim from Too Much Time added red, white, and blue to her Memorial Day get-together by wrapping the silverware with bandanas. This made it simple for the guests to quickly grab with they needed and also reduced waste. I just love how they look in a metal basket lined with burlap. Swoon!

Glowing Garden or Pool Orbs

Make glowing garden or pool orbs for your Fourth of July party with balloons!

We have a pool in our backyard so this idea for making glowing, floating orbs from balloons immediately caught my attention. You simply stick LED tealights into balloons, blew them up, and voila – instant mood lighting!

Painted Stars and Stripes Mason Jars

Fourth of July Mason Jars

In my book, you can never go wrong with a mason jar! Rachel from Maison de Pax created a beautiful patriotic centerpiece by painting quart-size mason jars with stars and stripes. They would also be perfect for holding forks, knives, and spoons on the serving table!

Printable Paper Chains

Free Fourth of July Printable Paper Chain

You probably remember making paper chains when you were in elementary school, which shows just how simple this project is. Lindi from Love The Day even shares a free printable so all you have to do is print, cut, and glue. This is one party decoration you could even pass on to the kiddos to make!

Click on the pictures below for more patriotic crafts and ideas!

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