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24 Patriotic Summer Paper Crafts

Yes the 4th of July is right around the corner, but you still have time to create DIY paper crafted items for your party or family get together!  You really can’t have too much red, white and blue when it comes to decorating for the 4th. From paper fireworks to patriotic decor items, many of these projects can also be used for decorating and entertaining all summer long plus Labor Day is coming up at the beginning of September.  Many of these projects are quick and easy, so much so you can make it a family affair and get the kids involved in your party prep.  Lets start with 12 fun and festive ways to add a spark to your summer entertaining.


Entertaining- Easy DIY Party Decor
Use a couple, or all, of these projects to add a patriotic touch to your buffet or picnic table this summer.  Almost all of these projects use basic supplies and tools that most paper crafters will already have on hand which makes them budget friendly as well.  If you are in a pinch for time, check out the free printable projects which will have you celebrating in no time!


Stars and Stripes Free Printable Party Hats

Precious Patriotic Cupcake Toppers and Wrappers

4th of July Cupcake Topper Flags

Crepe Paper American Flag Table Decoration

4th of July Paper Hat Place Cards

Free Printable 4th of July Water Bottle Wraps

Red, White & Blue Origami Napkin Rings

Patriotic Utensil Caddy

Patriotic Mason Jar Sippy Cups

DIY Paper Plate Berry Baskets

Red, White & Blue Goodie Bags

Watercolor Straw Flags


Decorating- Home Decor Craft Ideas
Get the party started as your friends and family approach your home by decorating your front door with a festive wreath or fun garland of paper fireworks.  These 12 DIY paper projects can be created to decorate your mantel, kitchen island, or your outdoor entertaining space.  Leave them up all summer long and keep the party going!


Patriotic Paper Star Garland

Red, White & Blue Pom Garland

Paper Crafted Patriotic Fireworks

Patriotic Wreath Tutorial

DIY Patriotic Paper Flowers

4th of July Luminarias

Red, White & Blue Paper Lanterns

Patriotic Photo Backdrop

DIY Firecracker Centerpiece

Paper Star Fans

4th of July Printable Paper Chain

4th of July Decorations Using Paper Bags


Fireworks or grilling, what is your favorite 4th of July tradition?