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10 Red, White and Blue Ideas!

10 patriotic projects

The Fourth of July in the U.S. is coming up soon! It’s one of my favorite holidays. When we moved to Utah a few years ago, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that our new neighorhood has had a home-town Fourth of July parade for the past 60 or so years. It’s right around the corner from our home. It actually happens right in front of the 1905 Cottage. Isn’t that fun??

kids at fourth of july

I love that the kids can be in the parade. Over the years my kids have had a great time decorating their bikes and also taking turns throwing candy out of the sunroof of my husband’s vintage Bug.

heart sparklers

This year we are going to watch it from the front yard of the cottage. I am also planning on having the 1905 Cottage open for people to come through if they want. We are scrambling to get the kitchen done. We have the cabinets in, the countertops are going in at the end of the week and hopefully we can put the backsplash tile laid and grouted next week.

I’ll share more on the open house – I’d love to have you stop by if you are in the area!

So in the meantime, I thought it would be fun to share a few Patriotic Projects YOU can make to celebrate the holiday! 

10 minute fourth of july shirts

This was one of my favorite projects to make! And it’s so easy too. 10-Minute Fourth of July Shirts

fourth of july kabobs

Fourth of July Pinwheel Skewers plus MORE Patritoic Food Ideas

red hots and blue wreath

Red Hots and Blue Rocket Wreath



Rustic Fourth of July Picnic ad BBQ Printables

wood flag

Easy Beachy Wood Flag

printable medallions

Patriotic Medallion Printables

fabric USA map

Framed Fabric USA Map 

patriotic buoys

Patriotic Wood DIY Buoys

patriotic door medallions

Patriotic Door Medallions and Free Printables

red and white party

Painted Fabric Red and White Party

What do YOU do to celebrate the Fourth?? 


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  1. Fun round up of ideas! It would be so neat to walk through the cottage! I want to see that floor! I live in Utah also and would love to see if you are near by!

  2. Love all these ideas! I am looking to spruce up my entry way with homemade crafty things for the 4th of July holiday. Here’s a link to a DIY project I made last year for a friend. :)


    Found your blog via Pinterest…LOVE it! :)

  3. I wish we had that kind of parade around here, it sounds like lots of fun! We’ll be by the pool during the day and then we’ll go to see the fireworks. Great 4th of July projects, I love the map and the buoys.
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  4. LOVE these Jen!!! All of them!

    We typically hang at the firehouse since hubs is working. I don’t know any fireman that gets to spend the 4th off work. :) But that’s okay – especially this year because the station we will be at this time overlooks the lake- I can’t wait. Should be really fun. Love spending time with our extended firehouse family. Really nice since we are so far from our real families.
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