I’m still in shock that it’s July already.  Seriously, how did it get here so quickly??  If it snuck up on you, too, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed at the prospect of preparing for tomorrow’s festivities.  Never fear!  We’ve rounded up a collection of fabulous, quick-and-easy projects on a patriotic theme to get you inspired!  Whether you’re planning a big barbecue bash with friends and family, heading out to enjoy a parade or fireworks, or just in need of a festive touch around the house, here are some frugal flag crafts to get you started.

[how to make an American flag cake] at Glorious Treats

[how to make a 10 minute 4th of July shirt] at Tatertots & Jello

[how to make sparkler stir sticks] at Hostess with the Mostess

[how to make a star-spangled paint chip garland] at Sweeter Than Sweets

[how to make a yarn-and-buttons flag wreath] at The Cellar Door Stories

[how to make 4th of July napkin rings] at Between Naps on the Porch

[how to make a no-sew 4th of July banner] at Everyday Mom Ideas

[how to make paper  sparklers] at Momtastic