The Happy Scraps: 4th of July Decor

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4th of July Decor

Have you put up your 4th of July decor yet? I was talking to my sister a couple of days ago, and we were discussing how the 4th of July always seems to sneak up on us. For some reason for me, it seems like I can't put 4th decor up until July...but if I wait til then, then it's only up for a few days! Since she and I had talked about it, I thought I better find all my stuff and get it out. I got my Star hung on my front door, put up this banner and this one as well. I got my fire crackers out, and I also found a place to put my USA letters. {I hope to post some pictures soon.} Then I used some buckets I already had {found them in the $1 spot at Target}, and made this out of them.

Using my Cricut I cut out the stars, and the vinyl for the buckets. They say Stars & Stripes, cut out of the Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge. The buckets are kinda small, and it was hard to get the vinyl to all be visible from the front. I still LOVE how they turned out though.
I was just going to put regular stars on all the skewers, but then I remembered this tutorial, and decided to make a few of the 3D stars. And they were SO easy to make!
The buckets already had a star cut in them, so I just used some cardstock and put it inside to make the star stand out {and to hide the floral foam :)}.

This project was SO SO easy, and I LOVE how it turned out! It makes me think of fireworks. I'm excited for the 4th of July this year. We aren't doing the norm this year, we are going to stay home and see what our city does for the festivities. It should be fun! What are your plans for the 4th of July?

If you'd like to check out all of the 4th of July decor we've posted in the past, click here.

These are the sites I'm linking to:
A Little Knick Knack
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Sisters Stuff
Tatertots & Jello
Sassy Sites
The Creative Crate
Lolly Jane Boutique
I ♥ Naptime
J&M's Eye Candy
Flamingo Toes
Paper Issues
Sassy Sites


  1. I love patriotic things and this is a super cute decorating idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love these Amy! My moms birthday is the 4th of July so I have always loved that theme. I would love to try them!

  3. I am loving this!!! Love, love every detail.

  4. I love this! I am going to feature it on my blog today!

  5. Holy cow you are right...the 4th is right around the corner!

    Super cute!

  6. Beautiful! There are so many patriotic things floating around right now, and I love the clean lines of this. Well done!

  7. They turned out so dang cute!

  8. Love it. Turned out awesome. So clean and simple. Looks festive without being gaudy.

  9. SO GREAT!! I love these! They do kinda remind me of fireworks too! :)

    Would LOVE for you to stop by and say hello! :)

  10. The are so festive! I like how you paired the flat stars with the 3-D stars. Great job!

  11. AnonymousJune 25, 2011

    I love it! Yours stars turned out fantastic. I'm loving all of the different crafts that ladies are using these for this summer! Thanks for linking back to me!


  12. These are so cute that I had to become a new follower! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I would love if you would link this up this weekend to my Delicately Constructed Fridays linky party!!
    Have a great weekend!

  13. SO cute!!! Love how easy it is too!! Thanks for sharing!!

    We host a linky party "Strut Your Stuff Sunday!" We would love for you to link up! We appreciate it!!


  14. I have some of these buckets left over from last year! I'm going to have to make these stars and use them as decor for my mantle. Thanks so much for the AWESOME idea!!

  15. my home is americana and so red white and blue is very much apparent love your decor very cute come see me at

  16. Super cute project! I love the patriotic stars and how you arranged them on your skewers in the buckets!!!

    I stopped over from J&Ms Strut Your Stuff link party where I've linked up too, pop on over if you get a chance.

    Hugs, Antonella :-)

  17. Love these little buckets and stars!

  18. I love it and will copy for my mantle piece. Thanks for sharing :)

  19. I posted this on my little blog at

  20. love your decor! happy 4th!


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