A popular time to try crafting some of your own home decor, is when there is a holiday coming up. Because holiday decorations can get expensive, creating your own makes a lot of sense. Not only can you save money but you also get to experiment with your own creativity. With Memorial Day coming up, I thought it would be a good time to share some ideas for Memorial Day crafts to decorate your home with. The nice thing is that you can use these ideas for both Memorial Day and the 4th Of July.
There is no better way to show your patriotic spirit then to decorate with some festive red, white and blue for the Memorial Day holiday. If you are looking for unique ways to dress up your back yard barbecue or add a little indoor party charm, these Memorial Day crafts will get you well on your way to creating the right ambiance.
Easy Memorial Day Crafts
Besides all of the craft projects I’m sharing here, make sure to also check out a previous Memorial Day post on with a collection of easy crafts. And, if you are looking for a variety of ways to create your own flag, see this collection of American Flag crafts.
Memorial Day DIY Wreath Idea
The American flag is, of course, a given item to display. However, there are other ways to display our flag in a more creative style. This clever clothespin wreath is one great example.
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This wreath is a fantastic way to welcome in guests and it’s easier to put together than what it looks! Just clip your painted clothespins to a wire wreath form.
The next idea has to involve mason jars because there is always a mason jar craft for every occasion! This luminary idea is super festive and easy. Instead of using LED candles, you could even fill the jars with citronella candles to keep those pesky mosquitoes away in the evening.
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These luminaries are perfect for decorating for an outdoor party. The sand at the bottom also gives a fun beachy feel that is perfect for a Summer holiday.
Red, White and Blue Burlap Banner
Another way to decorate is with banners. Because burlap is such a versatile fabric, it is perfect for making rustic banners. I am loving this painted burlap banner.
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It’s easy to paint stripes on burlap by using tape to cover the non painted areas. Dots are also easy to paint with the end of a pencil.
Patriotic Silverware Holders
I love recycled crafts and this next project is a great way to reuse tin cans in a decorative and useful way.
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The now repurposed utensil holder is a festive addition to a party tablescape.
Memorial Day Flag Table Runner DIY
It’s easy to transform a bamboo table runner to one that is festive for Memorial Day. All you need is a little paint, tape, and some star stencils. The nice thing about Memorial Day crafts is that you can use the decor all season to show your patriotism.
Burlap American Flag Pillow Craft
Since throw pillows are so easy to switch out for seasonal decor, a pillow makes a perfect craft project for a holiday. Again, burlap is the fabric of choice and makes the perfect canvas for painting on. The red sweater pillow is also a great complement to the Memorial Day pillow.