9 Adorable DIY Accessories to Make for Independence Day

If there's one day to go full-on star-spangled banner, it's the 4th of July. So celebrate America with these nine adorable DIY accessories, and you'll look extra patriotic this year!

1. Ribbon Hair Bow


No 4th of July would be complete without a hair bow. Pass on the traditional flag bow this year and make your own super classy one with ribbon and a bead instead!

2. Heart Flip-Flops


Stand out this year with the cutest DIY sandals you ever did see! Made with a heart applique patch, they are much easier to create than you think.

3. Glitter Star Crown


If you like your accessories extra glittery, you’re in luck! To make this glitter star crown, you will need some pretty specific supplies, like assorted colors of foam and a headband, but the result is so worth it.

4. Painted Acrylic Flag Necklace


Impress your friends with this beautifully unique necklace! We love that it’s made with acrylic and not beads—it's a cool new take on the traditional statement necklace.

5. Star-Spangled Kicks


Headed to a crowded Independence Day party? Then flip-flops are probably not your best bet. For some closed-toe fun, grab a pair of basic tennis shoes and a couple fabric Sharpies, and you’re all set to create these awesome kicks!

6. Patriotic Lei


Feeling extra patriotic this year, collegiettes? You are not alone! This intricate and extra festive lei, made with hole punches, scrapbook paper and baker’s twine, should meet all your celebration needs!

7. Watercolor Tattoos


We can’t believe that these gorgeous printable tattoos are free! All you need to do is get your hands on some temporary tattoo paper, and you can be the most stylish collegiette at the party.

8. Flower Crown

We love flower crowns for festivals, but why not make one specially for the 4th? This headband is all you really need to show off your U.S. pride.

9. Fishtail Braided Anchor Bracelet


These bracelets are so cute! You can make one or both with some red, white and blue hemp cord, anchor charms and clasps. Wear them alone or with your favorite golden accessories!


These DIY accessories will be an absolute hit, no matter what your 4th of July plans are. Or, if you’re not the crafty type, you could just wrap yourself in an American flag! That works too, right?