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4th of July Wood Crafts Guide

4th of July Wood Crafts Guide
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4th of July Wood Crafts Guide

Every year, millions of friends and families come together to celebrate the 4th of July. Not every celebration is the same; some people gather in the backyard for a neighborhood barbecue, while others enjoy a quiet dinner at home, watching the fireworks and celebrating their love of country as a family. Regardless of how you celebrate the 4th of July, there are certain symbols and images that are inextricably linked with Independence Day in the United States, many of which can become part of your DIY wood crafts. To kick your festivities up a notch, we’ve considered some of our top picks for Fourth of July wood crafts. And don’t worry — even if you’re just getting started with wood crafting, we’ve got options for people of varied skill sets. So, let’s get started!

And remember, if you’re on the hunt for great 4th of July cutouts, Woodpeckers has you covered!

Celebrate Independence Day with Fourth of July wood crafts

Even if you plan to be out on the town on the 4th of July, it’s a lot of fun to get the house decorated in preparation for the big day. You can make special crafts to display on coffee tables, hang on doors or walls, or even just give out as party favors. That’s one of the great things about crafting with wood — it can serve different purposes based on your home space and requirements.

Need some gifts to give to friends for the Fourth? Create your own customized Independence Day cutouts. Want something to cheer up your child’s bedroom and get them excited for the holiday? Let them get in on the cutout crafting fun with glitter and markers. Finally, if you’re just looking for something that will show you’re proud to be an American, hang a 4th of July craft on your front door for everyone to admire!

Popular 4th of July wood cutouts

At Woodpeckers, we think wood cutouts provide the best all-around choice for Fourth of July decorations. They’re great for beginners and expert crafters. Plus, they already come in a holiday-themed shape, so all you have to do is flex your creative decorating skills! There are a lot of different directions you could go with your 4th of July cutouts — heavy on the summer theme, light on the glitz and glam; heavy on the patriotism, light on the food theme, and so on.

We’ll get into some of the more summer and food-themed cutouts a little later on. For now, we have a couple of classic 4th of July wood cutouts that are sure to meet your needs and help you create an atmosphere that helps you show how much you appreciate life as an American. Some of our top picks for 4th of July fun include:

  • Stars cutouts - Star cutouts are one of our favorite all-around picks for pretty much any season of the year. However, they’re a particularly great choice for the 4th of July. You can decorate them with stripes to give them the classic “stars and stripes forever” look, or just go wild with whatever aesthetic fits your tastes. Either way, since stars can come in varying sizes, they are one of the best choices for both large home decor and small holiday gifts.
  • Uncle Sam hat cutouts - Uncle Sam is an endearing symbol of American pride and patriotism. However, a blank wood Uncle Sam hat cutout may not be recognizable on its own. That’s why you’ll need to get crafting! Add some stars and stripes — in red, white, and blue of course — and you’ll have the perfect decoration for the 4th of July!
  • USA letter cutouts - Want to celebrate the U.S. of A. with style? USA letter cutouts are a great way to show your pride in your country and stylize the whole set (or each letter individually) to your liking.
  • USA map cutouts - A USA map cutout is one of our favorite picks for more advanced crafters. With the outline of the United States, you can paint or etch the borders of each state. You can include names, major cities, or even your favorite points of interest. You can even use this decoration to show where you’ve traveled throughout the country!
  • The 4th cutouts - The “4th” cutouts are really easy to hang or display just about anywhere, and thematically, they get right to the point — they tell you exactly what day it is! This way, friends and family can get in the holiday spirit as soon as they walk through the door.
  • Flag cutouts - Flag cutouts are another option that works for both beginners and more experienced crafters. You can carefully recreate the stars and bars on the waving flag cutout, or you can simply decorate the flag with 4th of July colors and words of celebration, like “Land of the free — because of the brave.”
  • Eagle cutouts - Few symbols are more majestic and reflective of our collective pride as a nation than the American bald eagle. When someone sees the cutout of a soaring eagle, they know that they are with people who want to celebrate freedom and the American way of life.

How to decorate Independence Day cutouts

If you want to avoid any confusion about the meaning of your decorations, fourth of July wood crafts could not be easier. All you have to do is stick with the basics. Colors? Red, white, and blue. Shapes? Stars and stripes. Messages? “Happy 4th of July” and “Let Freedom Ring” are just two of many good options.

However, this doesn’t mean you have to stick with what’s expected. They’re your decorations to make your own with paint, markers, decoupage, glitter, yarn, cotton balls, and crafting paper (and the list goes on). Just remember, you’re celebrating the birth of our nation, but it’s your celebration to enjoy the way you want to — so just have fun with your national pride!

Fun summer wood cutouts

We get it if you’re not the kind of person who wants to make crafts that only work for a very short period of time — like one day a year. Instead, you might want to decorate your home or give out gifts and party favors that celebrate the entire season. Fortunately, we also have tons of summer season cutouts that can work for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Flag Day, or just any old day of the summer! So, here are some of our top picks for summer cutouts:

  • Food Cutouts - The types of foods you eat probably vary a little bit by season, and summer food is no exception. This is why we include cutouts for ice cream cones, pizza, watermelon, cherries, popsicles, strawberries, lemons, pineapples, and cupcakes in our summer collection.
  • Beach Cutouts - From surfboards and palm trees to flip-flops and sunglasses, we have all the best summer cutouts to set the perfect beach theme in your home!
  • Sea Creature Cutouts - Does your child love everything to do with the ocean? Then consider decorating their bedroom for the summer with colorful starfish, shark, dolphin, turtle, fish, seahorse, crab, and octopus cutouts.
  • Adventure Cutouts - Anchors away! Much like our collection of wood beach cutouts, we also have a variety of options for a seafaring summer, including sailboats, anchors, and mermaid cutouts.

Did you enjoy our 4th of July wood crafts guide? Be sure to check out our summer and July 4th crafts shop to find the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one!