Thrifty Fourth of July Crafts the Entire Family Will Love                      

Celebrate the red, white, and blue with Goodwill! The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and we’re all looking forward to a fun-filled weekend. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or a patriotic picnic in the park, Goodwill has festive DIY décor and craft ideas your whole family will enjoy!

Get ready for an Independence Day to remember with these quick and easy crafts made from Goodwill finds:

Festive flag wreath

Upcycle an old wreath by removing everything but the foam or wire base. Then, decorate the wreath with red, white, and blue streamers or fabric, cut-out stars, faux flowers, or ribbons. You can often find plain or recyclable wreaths at Goodwill for less!

Grey and white t-shirts from Goodwill

Grey and white t-shirts from Goodwill


Red, white, and blue tie-dye

Tie-dye has always been a fun activity for kids, and DIY-dyed clothing is one of the biggest trends of 2020. Start by looking for white clothing at your local Goodwill store. T-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, pants and even socks can be tie-dyed, as long as they are made with a cotton or cotton-blend material. Section off areas of each piece of clothing with rubber bands and apply red and blue dye to the sections, leaving some areas white. Cover the fabric with plastic wrap and let sit for about six hours. Rinse the fabric with water, then run through the washing machine and dryer. Don’t have time to tie-dye? You can still find an array of red, white, and blue clothing for the entire family at Goodwill!

Red white and blue outfits on mannequins from Ohio Valley Goodwill

Red white and blue outfits on mannequins from Ohio Valley Goodwill

Patriotic picnic

Serve up smiles at your Fourth of July picnic with all things red, white, and blue! First, you’ll need a big blanket to lay on the ground. Then, look for a basket to carry your food, drinks, and serving ware to your destination.

Basket from Goodwill

Basket from Goodwill

You can express your patriotic spirit by looking for red, white or blue dishes, glasses, and cloth napkins. One idea is to paint the outside of glass jars and tie ribbons around the top for some festive flair. Use the jars to store snacks, salads, or drinks for your picnic. These painted jars also make great centerpieces for your barbecue tables when filled with flowers, sparklers, or pinwheels. Stock up on glass containers at Goodwill — we always have a great selection in many sizes and shapes.

Glass jars from Goodwill

Glass Jars from Goodwill










Celebrate the Fourth of July in style with Ohio Valley Goodwill and give back to your community at the same time! When you shop at Goodwill, you can be confident that you’re getting great deals and helping others living right here in Greater Cincinnati. That’s because the money rais

Graphic with text: Celebrate You!

Celebrate You!

ed from our retail stores goes on to help support and grow our job training programs and employment services for individuals with disabilities and our nation’s veterans.

Find your nearest Goodwill store here and have a great Fourth of July holiday!