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.

Americana Frame

This rustic but patriotic frame from A Bunch of Bishops is the perfect touch of Americana for your outdoor party. Plus, it’s a great (and eco-friendly) use for those old jeans you’ve been meaning to get rid of!

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

— Susie Foresman

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