15 Patriotic DIY Home Decor Ideas

We're big fans of Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day over here. Sprinkled throughout the year, each holiday is a great reminder to be thankful for our freedoms and those brave people who protect and serve our nation.

One of the ways people show national pride is decorating my house, inside and out. If you’ve read our Money-Saving DIY Ideas blog you know we're also fans of easy and cheap DIY home decor that can be repurposed. What's great about July 4th? You can use the same decorations used for every other red, white, and blue holiday. 

To help you create your own budget-friendly collection, we've compiled this list of awesome and affordable DIY crafts.


15 patriotic DIY home decor ideas


  1. Spell out USA with craft store letters. Paint them simply with red, white, and blue, or add stars and stripes!

  2. Star garlands add instant drama to every mantle, curtain rod, staircase bannister, and doorway. I use 3M hooks with a sticky adhesive to hang mine, since they’re easily removable.

  3. Bring the fireworks indoors with a shiny firecracker garland.

  4. Hang easy-to-make tissue paper pom-poms for a pop of color.

  5. These patriotic starbursts just look complicated; the instructions are easy to follow. I used staples instead of brads, since I already had a stapler.

  6. All you need for this indoor wreath is paper, tape, and some cardboard. Another variation uses words like “Liberty” and “Freedom” instead of a star.

  7. If you haven’t made a 3-D star out of cardboard yet, you should do so immediately. I get mine out for Christmas too. I’m so glad I didn’t buy any expensive metal ones from the craft stores.

  8. This wreath uses a similar technique as the 3-D star. I didn’t use the recommended wire wreath form (since I didn’t want to buy one). Instead, I cut a thin wreath shape out of cardboard.

  9. Mason jars are all the rage. Turn a few into utensil holders – perfect for every summer cookout.

  10. Made out of old jeans and a pool noodle, this durable wreath is perfect for outdoor decoration.

  11. Add stars to your lawn. These are easily made with flour and water so add them to your crafts for kids list!

  12. Another addition to the crafts for kids list: star-spangled luminarias. I recommend using electric tea lights instead of real candles­.

  13. Recycle some tin cans into windsocks with some spray paint and ribbon.

  14. A garland again – this time for outdoors. Reuse old bandannas or visit the dollar store for supplies.

  15. This hand and footprint flag will be a great keepsake for years to come. Get the whole family involved and add your handprints too!

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