The Fourth of July is almost here and it is time to show your patriotic love. Today, I’ve got a very easy DIY 4th of July centerpiece that will instantly make your table look more festive for the 4th! The best part of this project is that you can find everything at the Dollar Store! Stick around to the end of the post for more 4th of July DIY craft inspiration!

Inexpensive 4th of July Decor

I’ve said this before, but 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. It is one of those days that stirs up so many memories. Who can forgot the feeling of watching fireworks as a child? The 4th of July is really a day that represents everything about summer and America!

With the fun holiday just a few short days away, I recently gathered up our red, white and blue decor. Last week, I shared our patriotic patio decor! Today, I am sharing a very inexpensive 4th of July decor idea that you can make in minutes!

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Perhaps, you do not have any red, white and blue decor pieces. Then, this project might be perfect for you! A little holiday decor can go a long way (especially when you are short on time and money!)

4th of July Centerpiece idea #redwhiteplue #independanceday #party #outdoordecor

Red, White & Blue Table Decor

Have I told you how much I love the Dollar Store? It is one of those places that we end up stopping at a few times a week. There is always something we “NEED” at the Dollar Store. On one of our recent shopping trips, I came up with this easy red, white and blue centerpiece idea.  It is so easy and simple that you can even assign your kids to this project.

What a fun way to add a little patriotic flair to your 4th of July party!

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You will need just a few supplies to make this 4th of July centerpiece:

  • 1-2 bags of sand in each color (red, white and blue). I bought three bags just in case but I barely used 2 bags. It depends on the size of your containers


  • 3 glass containers (Mason jars would work too!)


  • 3 Flameless candles (Safer and longer lasting than wick candles!)

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I had a little six year old helper on this project. So, I had to hand over the reigns (and my expectations for perfection!) on this 4th of July project. My little guy decided on what order he wanted the sand and how much sand he wanted to use. Fortunately, the thing with sand art is that there is no right or wrong way to do it! Any color combination of sand you use will look so pretty! 

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In between each layer, be sure to pat down the sand (as my son wanted to do). Or, gently shake the container to make sure the sand is an even layer.

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We wanted each container to have a different color order and the top layers to all be different. So, we made sure we started with a different color each time.

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The best place to do this project is OUTDOORS! It makes clean up so easy!


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After, you are done pouring in all of the sand, add a flameless candle on top!


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Looking for other easy DIY 4th of July decor ideas?

April from Love Our Real Life shares another festive centerpiece idea. You can learn how to make these gorgeous Stars and Stripes Mason Jars over HERE. These festive jars would be cute for containing silverware at a 4th of July party!


Mason jars American flag and wooden sign with American flag for DIY homemade 4th of July decorations.

If you are looking some really festive 4th of July table decor, take a look this display from Morgan at Our Pear Tree Home. So festive and yet you could easily put this table together with items you already have on hand!

Patriotic Decor Home Tour

Are you looking for a project to keep the kids entertained on the 4th of July? I love these adorable star wand DIY from Amanda at Miss Sue Living. If you are hosting a bunch of little kids, you could set up a craft table and have all the supplies on hand for this project!

DIY Patriotic Star Wand. Use for your July 4th home decor. Easy star wand for the kids to make and use at the parade!

So many simple and festive ideas to celebrate America’s independence! I am linking up with Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine for this 4th of July decor post. Be sure to check out all of her creative red, white and blue ideas! I hope you have a fun and festive 4th of July!


  1. Kellyann Rohr on July 1, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Love all of your inspo! Decorating for the 4th is one of my favorite things to do and it can be so easy yet make such an impact. Thanks for linking up with us!

  2. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on July 2, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Love all of these ideas- bring on the red, white and blue!

  3. Dara on July 2, 2019 at 8:23 am

    How fun! I love sand art!

  4. Laura on July 2, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Easy Peasy is what I like and I love your 4th of July inspiration! Thanks for linking up with us!

  5. April on July 2, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Jaclyn – I absolutely love the red, white, and blue sand/candle centerpieces! What a fun and easy DIY for 4th of July decor! I’m already thinking of ways I could do this for ALL the holidays! Also, thanks so much for including my Independence Day mason jars in your post! 😉

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