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8 Handmade Crafts to Celebrate 4th of July

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8 Handmade Crafts to Celebrate 4th of July

For the past few weeks, I’ve been traveling in Australia. I had a blast, but there is one thing they don’t have that I can’t wait to get home for: fireworks! (Okay, they probably do have fireworks but hang with me here.) Being home for the 4th of July has always been important to me, because the more I travel the more I proud I am to be from where I am and to celebrate in my freedoms — both as a woman and as a regular ‘ol citizen. We should all feel pretty proud knowing we live in a land of freedom and beauty, though thatís often difficult with all the destruction and pain that goes along with it, especially in the last ten years. But for better or worse, thatís why we have holidays like the 4th, so we can take pause to celebrate the birth of our awesome nation.

As I did last year, I wanted to share handmade items for your home that are perfect for July 4th but also great for year-around patriots! All items are handmade by artists across the country and available for purchase through their Etsy shops. Feel good knowing that your hard earned money is going straight to other hardworking individuals! If you’re up to the task of taking inspiration from the items and creating your own, all the better!

Pssst: be sure to revist last years lists, “7 Patriotic Handmades for Your Home” and “5 Handmade Items Perfect for the 4th of July.
Little vintage inspired bottle brush tree decorated with red, silver and blue vintage glass beads and sprinkled with special glitter dust! A glass glitter trimmed banner of your choice adorns the little 4 1/2″ tree. Sitting in a little tart tin and topped with a Silver German glass glitter star. A wonderful little decoration for the 4th of July that also ties into the “Christmas in July” theme and can conveniently be tucked into any little spot. (Whatevers Handmades, $12.50)


Handmade set of three red, white and blue firecrackers to display with your other 4th decorations. Overall height is 14 inches and each firecracker is 1 1/2 inches wide. All proceeds go towards international adoption of a down syndrome child. (Taverett, $6)
This really cute table-top Uncle Sam candle-holder is made of wood and a perfect patriotic holiday decoration. Sam is about 10″ tall and 5″ wide. It’s made from wood and painted with acrylic paints. The stars and stripes are stenciled on, giving it a lightly distressed finish. This little Uncle Sam would make a great gift for a friend or an Americana collector. Candle in photo does not come with the statue. (Gourds By Nanc, $29)
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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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4:42AM PST on Jan 31, 2015

Great ideas! I love the crafts. Thanks for sharing!

7:14AM PDT on Jul 27, 2014

Thank you

7:28AM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

gread ads?

3:35PM PDT on Jul 4, 2013


5:35AM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Thought these were things that YOU could make, not buy. I guess you could make them, but this is an advertizement for stuff others are making and selling. Disappointing article.

10:27PM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Thank you! :)

7:45PM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Great ideas!

6:50PM PDT on Jul 1, 2013

Neat stuff, forwarded

7:21PM PDT on Jun 30, 2013

I really like the door wreath which can stay out until fall!

6:47PM PDT on Jun 30, 2013

great ideas

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