‘Merica: Your Guide to the Fourth

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Can you believe the fourth of July is only just over two weeks away?  It always seems like when the fourth comes, the summer starts to move at warp speed.  This is my absolute favorite holiday.  I love to outfit myself and the kids with red, white, and blue duds, make all kinds of fun fourth of july crafts, eat everything Americana, and overuse the word, “‘Merica”.  What can I say, I guess I’m one patriotic mama!  This will be the only 4th of July Pinsperation post, so it’s a little lengthy.  You are sure to find several ways to pay homage to old glory.

For more inspiration check out this post from Memorial Day or follow my Patriotic Holidays board.  You can find all my boards and pins here.  Enjoy!

What To Do


 DIY Patriotic Paper chain via The Crafty Crow

 Perfect for counting down the days to the 4th or if you’re family is getting out of town.


Fourth of July Craft for Kids: How to make Tie Dye T Shirts via the Stir

 What a super fun activity to do with the kids!


How to Make Firecracker T-shirts via Jasey’s Crazy Daisy

I think this would be super cute to add to the DIY Tie Dye T-shirt.

aa9ccde29dd977b38bea548377f8bdda Fireworks in a Bottle via What to Expect

Perfect for a road trip!


Fourth of July Wreath Craft for Kids via The Swan Family

Too cute!  It could be a crown, a windsock, a wreath, or a cape.  Definitely doing this one!


Paper Plate Uncle Sam via Spoonful

 So cute and so easy!  My 3yo can totally do this!


Glitterworks via Spoonful

 So fun and festive.  My 5yo can do this one on her own.  For my 3yo, I’d put the glue on for him and let him sprinkle the glitter.  Outside, of course.


 Kids Fireworks Craft Using a Dish Brush via Sassy Dealz

I’m always looking for new ways to paint.  This is pretty genius!

How To Dress


American Flag Turband via Three Bird Nest

 I cannot pull off a turband, but I’m always envious of the girls that can.  I would love to rock this one on the 4th!


37 Creative Hairstyles for Little Girls via BuzzFeed DIY

A reader sent me this pin.  So cute and easy.  I’m totally doing this to Lou’s hair.  Now I need to find some adorable bows!


Merica styled by seasidepreppy via Polyvore

This whole outfit is too cute!  Do you guys Polyvore?  I haven’t yet, but I like to see the outfits on Pinterest.

bc122a6eafd06520fd9516bb8026a94e Star Tee and Sparkle Two Ways via Hello Fashion

I need this T!  So cute.


 Fourth of July style by angkclaxton via Polyvored

 The bag, the shoes, the hat.  Totally loving this!


‘Mericas $59.50 via Chubbies Shorts

I would love my hubby to rock these shorts, but I have a feeling he never will.  I have a special place in my heart for Chubbies.

What To Eat


Fourth of July BBQ Inspiration via Weldon Owen

This guy has an entire 4th of July BBQ menu with the recipes.  It all looks delicious!


Fourth of July Rice Krispies Treats via Lil’ Luna

My hubby is a Rice Krispie Treat nut.  I think this is a must-make!


Stars and Striped Pie via Woman’s Day

I would love to see and eat a pie like this any day, but especially on the 4th.  I’ll take mine ala mode, of course.  Unfortunately, I’m not a very good baker.

How To Decorate


DIY Table Runner for the Fourth via The Shabby Creek Cottage

 Totally doing this!  Burlap and stars.


Easy Craft Idea: Fourth of July Wreath via All You

You know I love a good wreath, and this one it totally adorable.  I have an entire Pinterest board just for wreaths.  There’s a full tutorial in the link!


Vintage WWII Inspired Fourth of July Dessert Table via Celebrating the Moments by Marcie

Just beautiful!


All Dolled Up for the Fourth via Farmhouse 38

You guys, you have to click the link to see all the decor.  There’s a ton of inspiration here, and it’s all adorable!


A Fun Family Fourth of July BBQ via Pretty my Party

LOVE that ribbon banner.  Ever since Kindra showed off her rag tie banner, I’ve been really wanting to make one.  Maybe now is the time!



Love new uses for old glory.  Fantastic.


Free Printables: “All American County Fair” via Hostess with the Mostess

I adore this blog.  So many fabulous ideas.  You will be able to see this fab FREE printable in my house very soon.

If you need more inspo you can follow my Patriotic Holidays board here, and find all my boards and pins here.

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!



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