Hosting a family gathering for a July 4th barbecue is an American tradition that I look forward to every year.  So here are several red white and blue tutorials on how to decorate for a patriotic family gathering.  Including how to decorate your porch, front door, mantel, bikes, parades, and floats. 4th of July You’re going to love all the things you can make out of red, white, and blue as there are over 100 patriotic tutorials and recipes perfect for 4th of July. More are being added every day on the Tip Junkie Patriotic site. Celebrating the Fourth of July on a Budget

Family Gathering

1.  Celebrating the Fourth of July on a Budget ~ Are you wanting to celebrate 4th of July in style, but on a small budget? I was excited to challenge myself and figure out how to style something that would "WOW" your guests regardless of how much you spent on the party. I think you'll love these ideas! Family 4th of July BBQ 2.  Family 4th of July BBQ ~  I love the fireworks, the red, white & blue, sparklers and BBQs, it's the perfect combination for a celebration! th of july table setting

Red White and Blue Decor

3.  4th of July Table Setting ~ This table is set on our small patio overlooking neighboring farmlands and each place setting is a mix of red, white and blue  mismatched dishes. Patriotic Paper Lollies, Perfect for July 4th Tutorial

Picnic Table Decor

4.  Patriotic Paper Lollies, Perfect for July 4th Tutorial ~ These fun paper crafts get the nickname “Lollies” because they look like giant lollipops.  They would look great as a centerpiece at your 4th of July BBQ. Fireworks Centerpiece Tutorial 5.  Fireworks Centerpiece Tutorial ~ These cute fireworks centerpiece mason jars are fun to decorate with and easy to make. USA Utensil Holder Free Printable 6.  USA Utensil Holder Free Printable ~ Create festive and fantastic table settings that are sure to spark conversation. Patriotic Napkin Rings {DIY Decor} 7. Patriotic Napkin Rings {DIY Decor} ~ Dress up your table in red, white, and blue with this easy sewing tutorial for patriotic napkin rings.  The post also has a free pattern for a table runner and garland and a free template for fun patriotic hot dog trays. Dessert Ribbon Flag Tutorial 8.  Dessert Ribbon Flag Tutorial ~ This project can be totally adapted to fit ANY celebration or color scheme simply by changing up the ribbons. How To Make Star Topiaries

Fourth of July Barbecue

9.  How To Make Star Topiaries ~ These are so super simple to make.  But they do take a little bit of time.  But it was well worth the time it took because I think they are so cute. Repurposed Can Luminaries 10. Repurposed Can Luminaries ~ Let the kids involved making these fun luminaries from repurposed cans for your patriotic party.  Let them paint the empty cans and mark off the design and then you can help them punch out their designs and light the luminaries. Decorate Your Bike Station

Bikes

11.  Decorate Your Bike Station ~ If you're hosting a family gathering for the 4th of July, consider having a decorate your bike station with all kinds of crepe paper, and red white and blue decorations for the kids to pop onto to their bikes. Fourth of July Bike Clip Art 12. Fourth of July Bike Clip Art ~It's easy to get in the spirit with our printable patriotic clip art. P rint our bike clip art to make festive medallions, spoke covers, labels, and other Fourth of July decorations. Decorate a Bike Basket 13.  Decorate a Bike Basket ~ For the  bike basket, attach some simple decorations and these festive flowers. 4th of July Neighborhood Bike Parade

Parades

14. 4th of July Neighborhood Bike Parade ~  Have each person decorate their bike in Red, White, and Blue and have everyone watching wave flags or twirl patriotic pinwheels. 4th of July Felt Star Wreath Tutorial

Wreaths

15. 4th of July Felt Star Wreath Tutorial ~ Dozens of felt stars were added to a styrofoam wreath form to create this beautiful and patriotic wreath. 4th of July Fabric Wreath 16. 4th of July Fabric Wreath ~ Repurpose old red, white, and blue t-shirts into a great patriotic wreath using this tutorial from A Little Hut.

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4th of July You'll can find even more tutorials for things you can make out of red, white, and blue as there are over 100 patriotic tutorials and recipes perfect for 4th of July on the Tip Junkie Patriotic Site. Thanks Ladies. I just adore these amazing tutorials! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps} Also, don’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook page for even more crafts, activities for kids, creative ideas, and free tutorials. It's a great place to ask questions on how to make things or for specific tutorials that you are looking for. I'll be happy to find them for ya!

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