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Get Festive With Fourth of July DIYs

Jun 28 2014 - 3:05am

Along with being a patriotic holiday, the Fourth of July is a day for gathering with friends and family. Save some cash and DIY [1] some festive decorations that will also help keep bugs away — along with a few other fun projects that will make getting together even more special. And several of these DIYs upcycle things you already have around the house.

Photo: Sarah Lipoff

Patriotic Bug-Away Candles

Not only are these DIY candle holders [2] a festive addition to your holiday table, but they also help keep bugs away from your food spread.

Photo: Sarah Lipoff

Sprinkle Ombré Cake

All of your Fourth of July guests will want to know how you made this stunning sprinkle ombré cake [3] that's so festive.

Source: Brit + Co [4]

DIY Bug Spray

You only need two ingredients to make this all-natural bug spray [5] that's safe to use around kids, pets, and food.

Photo: Sarah Lipoff

Festive Appetizers

In addition to making helpful DIYs for your get-together, don't forget to put together some simple eats [6] that are festive and delicious.

Photo: Katie Sweeney [7]

American Flag Cutoffs

Show your colors with this easy American flag DIY [8] that updates your basic cutoffs.

Source: Brit + Co [9]

DIY Hand Sanitizer

Fourth of July is all about having fun, eating, and potentially getting a little messy. Keep your hands clean with DIY hand sanitizer [10] that fits in your purse.

Photo: Sarah Lipoff

Scented Bug Repellant Candle Jars

These beautiful floating candle jars [11] are wonderfully scented with smells that bugs aren't excited about — keeping them away from guests.

Photo: Sarah Lipoff

Ant Bait

Keep ants away from your picnic table or beach barbecue with this smart ant bait [12]. Since the disks fit in a small glass container, they won't take up too much space in your picnic basket.

Photos: Sarah Lipoff

Cleaning Wipes

Clean up messes quickly with DIY cleaning wipes [13] that are so easy to make. Bonus: you can even upcycle a metal can for a festive look.

Photo: Sarah Lipoff

Patriotic Decorations

These easy-to-make pinwheels [14] will add a pop of color to any Fourth of July celebration. They can even be used as fans in the Summer heat.

Photo: Sarah Lipoff

Tie-Dyed Placemats

Cover your tables with pops of color, and DIY [15] these cool tie-dyed placemats [16]. They're fun — and so festive!

Source: Brit + Co [17]


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