This post, Throw an Instant Fourth of July Party, is sponsored by JOANN, where the craft supplies are abundant! Thank you for supporting the brands that keep the lights on and all the craftiness happening!
Ah, the Fourth of July, with it’s red, white, and blue, cookouts, popsicles, and fireworks. If there is one day that sparks all the feelings of summer, July 4th is it. Every year I tell myself that I need to throw a fourth of July party, and every year, I end up flaking because I just don’t want to have to put in all the work of throwing an elaborate party. This year however, I am making it happen with the help of JOANN! And while it looks like this party took all the time to throw together, I am going to let you in on a little secret. It didn’t. Not only that, but through the magic of vinyl, I was able to create this 4th of July party in just a few hours.
Not only do JOANN stores have craft supplies and tons of fabric options, they also have everything you need to throw an epic party. All it takes is a little imagination and some crafting.
The centerpiece of my Fourth of July party are these candle hurricanes. I found them in my local JOANN store and they were plain wood tone and glass, but with a little paint and some gold vinyl stars, I was able to turn them into the perfect centerpiece.
Materials to make your own 4th of July candle jars:
- Glass hurricane jars
- Acrylic craft paint in white, red, and blue
- Gold adhesvie foil vinyl
- Cricut maker
Begin by painting the base of the hurricanes white, let dry, then add a second or third coat as needed. Once the white is dry, use the red and blue paint to add decorative stripes, dots, or dashes to the white base.
Next, cut out stars using your cricut maker and the gold adhesive foil and attach the stars like you would stickers to the glass portion of the candle hurricanes.
Now just add a candle for instant 4th of July fun!
The Rest of the Table
For the rest of the table, I used paper plates from JOANN in a pretty blue print. And used extra gold vinyl stars to decorate the solid color paper cups and give them a 4th of July feel. Red pom poms were then hot glued to stir sticks to make the drinks that much more festive. Add some confetti, a wicker lantern, and a blue stripe vase filled with flowers and your table is good to go!
The final piece to the perfect instant 4th of July party were vinyl decorated balloons! I used a few balloons in pink, red, coral, teal, and turquoise to create a simple garland. Then, to give it the perfect July fourth touch, I cut out white stars from adhesive vinyl. I then stuck them to the balloons. I love how such a simple touch gives the balloons an even more festive look. Don’t you?
And that’t it! You can now throw an instant Fourth of July party for all your friends. It only takes a trip to JOANN stores, craft paint, and vinyl stars to turn everything into July 4th perfection!
For more fourth of July ideas, check out this Colorful Fourth of July Bash from last year.