Some people say that the most important part of any celebration is the guests—and while we can’t disagree with that, we’d put the decorations second on that list. After all, a few crafty decorations can turn even the smallest gathering from drab to fab. For your Fourth of July party this year, you and your kids can make a few of these simple decorations to give it that extra pizazz.

Decorate your house (and yard) from top to bottom

It's that time of year again—time to deck out the house in all the stars and stripes we can find. We've rounded up a great list of easy decorations that won't break the bank, so what are you waiting for? Get decorating!

What patriotic decorations will you be using for 4th of July?

— Susie Foresman

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