Try Before You Buy 4th Of July Crafts

Hey Cuties,

The United States is gearing up for hamburgers, hot dogs, beer, cookouts, and fireworks for the 4th of July. Will you be hosting or attending? I’m attending but I have some easy DIY decor ideas for those of you that are hosting. As well as some easy DIY treats that you can make if you are hosting or just attending. You should not show up empty-handed.

This morning on Good Morning Washington I shared some easy DIY options for the 4th of July.

DIY 4th of July Treats and Decor

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels:

Are easy to make, you can make them for any occasion because the chocolate chips come in a lot of colors. Naturally, for the 4th I went with red, white, and blue. TUTORIAL

DIY 4th of July Treats and Decor

I use Snyder’s pretzel rods because that is the brand I like. You can use the brand of your choice.

DIY 4th of July Treats and Decor

I do my best work on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.

DIY 4th of July Treats and Decor

Pop your finished product in a mason jar and fancy it up with a ribbon. Cute right?

DIY 4th of July Treats and Decor

Colored Flower Water Vase:

In the interest of using what I have, I used these milk bottles that I purchased about three years ago for a party.  This is the easiest DIY I think I have ever done. You can pick the “vase” of your choice, mason jars are a popular and affordable option. One bottle is regular water, the other two bottles contain water and three drops of red and then blue food coloring. Stir it up so it distributes evenly and then drop in your flowers. You can use real or fake, these are fake. I have used them for DEB for several years.

DIY 4th of July Treats and Decor

Chocolate Dipped Rick Krispy Treats:

I totally cheated and took the easy way out with this one. I purchased the pre-made treats, dipped them in chocolate and drizzled and sprinkled them. You can always find festive sprinkles at the grocery store and the craft store.

DIY 4th of July Treats and Decor

Denim Utensil Pouch:

This took less than five minutes to make. You can use denim scraps or purchase a piece of denim fabric from the craft store. I used a hot glue gun to secure the edges on three sides and left the top open. You could also use burlap for the same look; everything does not have to be red white and blue. You can also add embellishments to fancy it up. This tablecloth was 70% off at the craft store.

DIY 4th of July Treats and Decor

When you put them together, they look really nice together.

How do you spend your 4th? Do you have a signature dish? Chat with me in the comments below or FBIG, and Twitter.




Lifestyle Media Correspondent MimiCuteLips shares easy DIY 4th of July Treats and Decor on WJLA Good Morning Washington on ABC 7 and news Channel 8.

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. robincharmagne

    How exciting! Love these DIY ideas, especially using the colored water, so pretty!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thank you, sometimes DIYs can get so complicated. I like to keep them simple so others can do them and be proud of what they created.

  2. Sheena Steward

    First off, you’re killing the game! Last week you were spitting relationship advice. This week you’re tapping into your inner DIY Queen status. These are perfect options for the every day person. A lot of times I see people do these projects on tv and I think man this is way too difficult. You were able to make it simple but not lose the quality of the end result.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thank you! For so long people would say you have to find your lane and stay in it. The truth is I have about 500 lanes that I love just the same. I am determined to explore them all. The cool thing is that I am able to bring them all together.

      Being creative is what keeps me sane. I love that I get to explore it and share it with the world.

  3. Tonya Michelle

    These DIYs are so cute!! Especially love the flowers with the different colored water. Never thought of that. Also the pretzels look delicious!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks, the water is by far the easiest thing ever. You can use this same idea for any occasion. The pretzels are always a hit with folks.

  4. Eva

    I love this! I haven’t really gotten crafty with food in a long time. I love the utensil pouch – what a great idea!

  5. Shantell Riley

    These are super cool and make me feel like I could do them ideas!!! I am in love with the colored water flowers! The use of mason jars fed into an underlying addiction.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Mason jars are going to be in for a long time. They are so versatile and I love that about them. You can totally do all of these.

  6. Elle Cole

    I enjoy hosting events at my house, but I rarely decorate festively. The items you revealed in your segment were very simple to make and something that doesn’t take a lot of time.

  7. Stacie

    Now this is a cute table setting for the 4th. I’m always amazed at what people find at the The Dollar Store.

  8. Arnitris

    These are absolutely adorable! I am bookmarking for later. I’m sure I can adapt for other occasions as well. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Christiana Acha

    These food look so beautiful! These are really great DIY ideas for the 4th of July. I hope to try them out sometime.

  10. Kiwi

    I am so happy for you and your GMW feature. You had some really cute patriot DIY and easy too!

  11. Monique

    The pretzels! Salty and sweet together are the best!

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