10 Easy Crafts and Recipes for the 4th of July

The 4th of July is almost here! Are you looking for some easy crafts and recipes to celebrate? I've got you covered.

These 10 ideas are all simple and festive, perfect for a fun day with friends or family and at the bottom of this post, you'll find more wonderful ideas and inspiration from the rest of the Thrifty Style Team so let's get started.

First up, some 4th of July Recipes

Beautiful poke cake with a red layer and a blue layer covered with white buttercream frosting and sprinkles with red and blue sprinkles - perfect for Memorial Day or a Fourth of July Celebreation

This easy Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Poke Cake is a great addition to any 4th of July Celebration or summer picnic!

Firecracker Cupcakes - such a fun dessert and so easy to make!

Homemade mini corn dog on a stick with a bite taken out and a hand holding the stick

It's time for some grilling and what better to serve than a crowd-pleasing (or family-pleasing) Grilled Texas-Style Flank Steak.

Grandma's old-fashioned red hot and blue potato salad recipe is made with red potatoes, onions, celery, hard boiled eggs, and mayonnaise.

Homemade Corn Dogs are the perfect food for a summer get together! Served on a stick, they're easy to eat while visiting with friends.

Now, for Some Thrifty and Crafty Inspiration

This no sew patriotic gnome was so much fun to make and simple, too! Get the full DIY here.

How to dye rice for a simple summer centerpiece!

Add flags to a vintage bean pot for a pretty display.

This is such a fun craft to make with kids - when my youngest was a little guy he had so much fun with this confetti popper!

Over 70 Ideas for Summer Celebrations

And now, for shares from the rest of the team. If you check out each link below, you'll have over 70 ideas for Summer Celebrations!

Redhead Can Decorate - 10 Simple Summer Picnic Party Ideas

Our Crafty Mom - 21 Quick & Easy 4th of July Decorations

I Should Be Mopping the Floor - Easy Firecracker Craft

The How-To Home - 10 Easy Crafts and Recipes for the 4th of July

The Tattered Pew - 5 Thrifty and Simple Patriotic Decorating Ideas for Summer

DIY Beautify - 5 Summer Picnic Recipes the Whole Family will Love

2 Bees in a Pod - 9 Patriotic Décor Ideas

Cottage on Bunker Hill - My Favorite Summer Project Ideas

Postcards from the Ridge - How to Make Everyday Items Look Patriotic

Amy Sadler - Fourth of July Home Décor Ideas Using Fabric Scraps

My Family Thyme - How to Stencil an Outdoor Mat

Vinyet Etc - Vintage Inspired Wreath for Canada Day

4th of July Inspiration

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  1. Happy summer Mary Beth! thank you for sharing these fabulous ideas. I can't wait to try that red, white and blue poke cake! Yum!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Happy summer to you as well, Kelly! Thank you and that poke cake is yummy...I have to stop myself from seconds every single time I make it. xo

  2. So many great recipes and crafts! That cake looks delicious and is so festive. Have a great weekend!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Angie, and you have a great weekend as well!

  3. Kristi Dominguez says:

    Gnome way! That patriotic gnome is the cutest, Mary Beth! Love it and all of these fabulously festive ideas.
    Happy summer!
    xoxo, kristi

    1. Mary Beth says:

      That's so cute...gnome way! xo Happy summer to you, too, Kristi!

  4. Love all your ideas MB, but I'm smitten with that little patriotic gnome (SO cute!!) And the Firecracker cupcakes! We're going to a Father's day cookout this weekend and I may try to make those! Thanks for all the inspiration xx