Simple DIY Ideas for 4th of July Decorations from the Target Dollar Spot

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Whoever came up with the Target Dollar Spot is a genius. It’s my favorite part of the store. I couldn’t believe all the adorable stuff for 4th of July, all the red, white, and blue. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it.

It’s cute as is, but I decided it needed a little more to be red, white, and super cute. Here is what I did for each item to give it some extra sparkle. For anything cut in vinyl, I used my Cricut Explore.


I added red and white vinyl stars to the sign. I just added them to the sign like a sticker. First I did the red stickers (I always lay everything out first) and then I did the white stickers. If you don’t have a Cricut, you can use star stickers from the store.

Red, White, Blue Stars

For the stars I added the words Happy 4th of July in vinyl. I used the font KG One Thing.



For the letters USA. I added a bow to each letter in red, white, and blue. I bought the ribbon at Hobby Lobby. The best thing about Hobby Lobby is that in the regular ribbon section, they have holiday ribbon. So I was able to get the striped red, white and blue ribbon for 50% on sale. Then I hot glued the bows to the letters.


I did each of the little lanterns differently. On the silver lantern I added the red and blue pom poms that I had taken off the USA map. On the blue lantern I tied burlap ribbon around the handle and I just left the red one plain.

For the USA Map, I created a 4th of July Picture Frame using my Cricut.

Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.