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!
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
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
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
Welcome your guests with this patriotic door mat. It’s perfect for July 4th, comes in red, white or blue and will look fantastic at your front door. The blue one is also great for any Cowboys fans! Additional colors are available for a $5 fee, just send the artist a message. (The Painted Lilly
Show your patriotic spirit with this beautiful 18 inch red, white and blue berry wreath accented with a large American Flag ribbon and metal stars. Measures 18 inches in diameter and 3-4 inches deep. 23 inches high with ribbon. May be able to fit in between a storm door. This wreath requires over head coverage to prevent moisture damage. (Elegant Holidays
Adorable patriotic burlap garden flag. This completely handmade garden flag measures approx. 12 wide and 18 inches long and is weighted at the bottom. The design element on the burlap is fabric and the star is hand painted. The garden flag has been treated for outdoor use. However, the flag is weather-resistant under normal weather conditions, it is not waterproof. It is suggested to place item in covered, protected area. (aDOORnaments
Vintage dairy crate with metal strapped sides and handles. Features wonderful red, white and blue weathered paint and makes rustic July 4th decor. Also doubles as storage! Appx 18.75″L x 13″w x 10.75″T (Haute Green Hutch
This listing includes the instant PDF download of the Star-Spangled Banner in four color varieties (red/white/blue, gray text, red background, blue background) – all as pictured. All designs sized on an 8.5x11inch PDF document. Margins allow design to fit into 8×10 inch frame if trimmed. Print at home, or take to your favorite printer! Perfect for holiday home decor, or even great decor for that BBQ or party you have coming up. (Cheyenne Lyons Design
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