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75+ Easy Dollar Store Patriotic 4th of July Crafts

Chloe Reid is a crafter and DIYer who loves decorating for the holidays. Finding a good bargain on supplies is an added bonus.

Creative and Fun July 4th Decorations

With summer just around the corner it's time to get ready for the July Fourth holiday! Whether you're hosting a barbecue or block party, or you just want to make your home look festive, look no further than the following list of 75-plus easy and fun craft ideas.

Head to the dollar store for supplies and grab your hot glue gun. Got kids? They'll love helping you make these crafts—or maybe they'll want to make them on their own. Keep everyone happy and busy while simultaneously decking out the house with these patriotic decorations!

Tic Tac Toe with painted rocks

Tic Tac Toe with painted rocks

Tic Tac Toe Rock Art

Rock art is extremely popular—why not combine it with a fun game, such as Tic Tac Toe? This would be a great party game for a barbecue!

Supplies

  • 10 rocks
  • Paint (red, white, and blue)
  • Burlap

Instructions: Gather 10 rocks of approximately equal size. Paint five of them with a red and white design, and paint five of them with a blue and white design. Use a piece of burlap as the game board (draw the board with red pen).

Patriotic hand-painted shutter

Patriotic hand-painted shutter

Patriotic Hand-Painted Shutter

Simple supplies and an old shutter are all you need to make this creative decoration for your porch, front yard, or even the inside of your home. It also makes a great addition to a Fourth of July party or bbq.

Supplies

  • Shutter
  • Primer paint
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paint (red, white, and blue)

Instructions: Begin by priming your shutter and allow 24 hours to dry. You can then use red and blue paint to paint the inside to resemble the flag.

Wood block firecrackers

Wood block firecrackers

Wood Block Firecrackers

These wooden blocks look like huge, patriotic fireworks—each one with a squiggly "fuse" on top.

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Supplies

  • 3 scrap pieces of 2x4s in different lengths
  • Paint (red, white, and blue)
  • Bendable wire
  • Twine
  • Wood stars from the dollar store

Instructions: Begin by painting each of your 2x4s a different color. When the blue one is dry, paint stars on it. Use a glue gun to attach the wood stars on the front and the wire "fuses" on top. Wrap twine around the middle.

More July 4th Craft Ideas

Patriotic gnomes!

Patriotic gnomes!

Home / Peace sign

Home / Peace sign

Truck with an American flag

Truck with an American flag

Patriotic truck

Patriotic truck

Blue truck with "USA"

Blue truck with "USA"

"Home of the Brave" with red truck

"Home of the Brave" with red truck

USA map

USA map

Red truck with "USA"

Red truck with "USA"

USA centerpiece

USA centerpiece

Patriotic "love"

Patriotic "love"

Stars and stripes forever decorated box

Stars and stripes forever decorated box

Scrap wood with patriotic cross

Scrap wood with patriotic cross

Red truck with "USA"

Red truck with "USA"

Blue truck with "God Bless America"

Blue truck with "God Bless America"

Cute way to repurpose old clothes pins!

Cute way to repurpose old clothes pins!

Blue truck planter with flags

Blue truck planter with flags

Old grater cleverly refashioned as a July 4th centerpiece

Old grater cleverly refashioned as a July 4th centerpiece

Coffee can repurposed as a July 4th vase

Coffee can repurposed as a July 4th vase

Firework decoration

Firework decoration

American flag firecrackers

American flag firecrackers

"Snap, Crackle, Pop!"

"Snap, Crackle, Pop!"

"Home" blocks with American flag

"Home" blocks with American flag

"Let Freedom Ring" blocks

"Let Freedom Ring" blocks

"USA" blocks

"USA" blocks

Patriotic blocks

Patriotic blocks

July 4th centerpiece

July 4th centerpiece

House-shaped frames spelling "USA"

House-shaped frames spelling "USA"

"Let Freedom Ring" wreath

"Let Freedom Ring" wreath

Patriotic star in wooden frame with bows

Patriotic star in wooden frame with bows

Uncle Sam craft

Uncle Sam craft

Twin Uncle Sams!

Twin Uncle Sams!

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