Upcycling Ideas for Patriotic Decor

Upcycling Ideas for Patriotic Decor

With Memorial Day behind us and July 4th on the way, it’s easy to get swept up in all things red, white, and blue. Luckily for everyone, there are all kinds of upcycling ideas and repurposed projects for patriotic decor. From Independence Day decoration ideas to American flag decor, there is a lot inspiration for red, white, and blue decor out there.

Patriotic decor NEVER goes out of style, and it’s even more special when you’ve upcycled and repurposed something to create it!

I have, of course, completed several of my own Independence Day decorations that are upcycled and repurposed. My favorite one is probably this wreath made from patriotic ties

diy patriotic wreath with cheap ties

But I also love this American flag decor in buffalo plaid!

american flag decor with a buffalo plaid stencil

But, of course, I’m not the only upcycling blogger who has created some patriotic home decor with items from the thrift store!

So, I hunted down some terrific ideas from my blogger-friends, and I’m pretty sure you’ll be inspired. And patriotic decor works all summer long, well beyond Memorial day and Independence Day!

Such as this Liberty Bell that was made from a glass light shade

liberty bell replica from a glass light shade

So, you can outfit your home, patio, and garden with any number of these upcycling ideas. Plus, you could always let the red, white, and blue decor fly all year long, too.

30+ Upcycling Ideas for Patriotic Decor

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So, do any of these upcycling ideas for patriotic decor and Independence Day decorations speak to you? Perhaps an idea has sparked for your own red, white, and blue decor!

red white and blue wreath with vintage campaign buttons

I have a couple of pieces in my garage to upcycle in red, white, and blue, as well. Keep your fingers crossed that they work out!

Independence day decorations with fake firecrackers from cardboard tubes

If you’re interested in upcycling ideas that have an Americana feel, then you may also be interested in this upcycling idea for a hot pad, as well!

quilted pot holder from a vintage quilt

I’m also super excited to announce that my first book is now available! If you love working with flannel or fabric crafts in general (sewing and non-sewing), then you will LOVE “Crafting with Flannel”!

Craft book on flannel fabric

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. So many great ideas! I am honored that you included my firecracker favors! Happy weekend! Hugs…Debbie

  2. All such fun ideas! I love the flag made with scraps of laces and trims, so pretty!


  3. Wow, what a creative collection of fabulous red, white, and blue projects. Thanks so much for including my rustic flag with starfish.

  4. Loving all these idea.. This is the year for Americana crafts.. Thanks so much

  5. A wonderful collection of red, white and blue projects so perfect for the season.

  6. This is a an awesome collection of thrifted patriotic goodness! I love them all in each of the fun ways. Thank you for including my bunting!

  7. Thanks for including my Repurposed Window Flag in such a fun roundup!

  8. everything looks sooo pretty indeed. And perfect for the patriotic months and the upcoming 4th of July 🙂

  9. So many great ideas here…….loved the flag in the window frame.
    I don’t have many patriotic decorations, a few, and a flag that we
    always put outside……….so since the 4th is coming up next, maybe
    I will be inspired to make something……….lol
    Blessings, Nellie

  10. divaofdiy says

    Love seeing all these repurposed projects! My little suitcase is in some great company! Thanks for including us!

  11. What creative ideas! I just love the rulers repurposed as a flag!

  12. Great ideas! I love red, white and blue!

  13. Wow! There are some great ideas here. I really love the flag with the starfish stars. Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Link Party. Have a great week!

  14. flamingotoes says

    Love love love!! These are all so fun! I need to start collecting yardsticks – that flag is too fun!
    Thanks for including my Ribbon Flag friend!!

  15. Wow, so many easy projects to choose from, love this!! It’s almost hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing this at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. Have a great week Sarah!

  16. You are so talented! Your patriotic wreath over on my Tweak It party is garnering a lot of praise!

  17. Such fun ideas. Makes for some amazing fourth of july crafts.

  18. You have the best ideas! I don’t usually decorate for the 4th but we do hang our flags.

    Maybe I’ll do a wreath. You inspire me. 🙂

    Thank you for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Pinning. 🙂

  19. Such a great round-up. Makes you want to salute the flag! Visiting from Vintage Charm.

  20. More ideas! Thank you.

  21. Sarah, what great ideas. I can’t decide which one I like most. Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design Link Party #39.

  22. There are enough ideas here to keep me busy for a long time, thank you.

  23. Oh, wow so many great ideas! Love the bowl covers, love that flag from yard sticks – heck I love so many of them!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Throwback Thursday this week!


  24. I love all of these, but I NEEEEEED some of those bowl covers! We love hosting BBQs and those would be a perfect way to keep things covered. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

  25. I love the features! Inspiring projects! Thanks so much for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

  26. Beautiful! I really love the country chic flair you’ve given these items. Thanks for stopping by the party. I hope you’ll come back again next week. #HomeMattersParty

  27. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says

    Sarah these are really, really great projects. All are so full of creativity and whimsey. I especially liked the vignette with the buttons. Thanks for providing us with lots of Sweet Inspiration.

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