Break out the checkered table cloth, fire up the grill, and get your sparklers ready. It’s almost time for Fourth of July!

It’s easy to showcase your American pride with these patriotic decorations. From Mason jars to window boxes, there’s a decoration to suit every Fourth of July celebration. Here are a few of our favorite projects you can complete before the holiday weekend. 

Patriotic decorations you can make at home.

Can Mason jars be any more patriotic?

Yes they can! And who doesn’t love Mason jars? They’re inexpensive, easy to decorate, and with the right materials, they can help transition your fourth of July party from day to night.

American flag Mason jars and other patriotic decorationsYou can make Mason jar lanterns for any outdoor occasion, but we’re especially partial to these American flag Mason jars.

American flag Mason jars and other patriotic decorations

Whether you use them as a patriotic centerpiece your patio table, or line them up on your front porch, they’ll add much needed light to any otherwise dark space.

Here’s what you need to make your own patriotic Mason jars:

  • quart-sized Mason jars (at least three jars)
  • vinyl cut into star shapes
  • painter’s tape
  • chalky finish paint (in red, white and blue)
  • sand paper
  • tea lights

Get the full tutorial from Addicted 2 DIY.


These window boxes have us shouting “U-S-A”

Updating your window box is an easy way to make your home look festive for the fourth of July. Simply plant a variety of red, white, and blue flowers to create this patriotic look.

Patriotic window boxes add style and curb appeal

What flowers should you use? The Pike Nursery suggests Red Geranium, Blue Daze, Blue Salvia, and White Angelonia.

American flag window box

For a cost-effective way to dress up your window boxes, with little effort, add American flags to your current window box display.


Add patriotic pride to your front porch with an old shutter

Shutters aren’t just for windows anymore. Like old windows, old shutters can be upcycled to create a unique look for your home.

Upcycle an old shutter into a patriotic decoration

Hoosier Homemade found this old shutter at a garage sale and added it to her patriotic decorations. With a few additional supplies you can turn an old shutter into a into the perfect front porch decoration.

Front porch fourth of July decorations

Here are the supplies you need to give an old shutter new life:

  • a plastic or wood shutter
  • Krylon Fusion spray paint in red, white, and blue
  • painter’s tape
  • star stencil

Get the full tutorial from Hoosier Homemade.


You’ll “ooh” and “aww” over this upcycled door

Do you have a passion for repurposing old things? This upcycled old door is the perfect patriotic decoration for you.

Upcycled old door into fourth of July decoration

Old doors are great for repurposing because there are so many different purposes they can serve and an endless number of ways to use them.

Repurpose old doors into patriotic decorations

Here’s what you need to make this patriotic decoration:

  • an old wood door
  • acrylic paint
  • cardstock paper
  • x-acto knife
  • cutting board

Get the full tutorial from Hometalk.

Want more patriotic inspiration? Take a look at a few of our favorite DIY 4th of July Decorations.