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Patriotic Party Crafts

Red, white, and blue your backyard this Fourth of July with these craft ideas that take minutes and make memories.

Patriotic Table Toppers

Transform an ordinary tablecloth using red paint, then pin ribbon-and-felt banners across the table sides.

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Festive Table Trim

Here’s a simple way to add trim, easy: As you lay ribbon down from one end to the other, use double-stick tape to keep it flat.

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Sand Candle

Light up your July 4th celebration with these festive DIY candles—the mold is made out of sand.

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Faux Firecrackers

Fill paper towel tubes with candy or small plastic toys, then give these treats-filled firecrackers to guests as party favors.

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According to this essay, we’ve forgotten how to teach patriotism. Here’s how to bring it back. 

Popcorn Cones

Make festive cones out of wrapping paper and fill with popcorn as an funy way for guests to enjoy a grab-and-gab snack.

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Ice Bowl

You make this stylish serving dish by simply freezing water in two nesting bowls. Use it to serve berries, or any dish that is best enjoyed cold.
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Originally Published in Reader's Digest