Kicking it American Style (Alternate Title: Party in the USA)

Here are some simple DIY projects for the Fourth of July. I really, really wish I were the type of person who dressed in red, white, and blue for Independence Day, but I'm not. I don't wear green on St. Patrick's day, I wore jeans to church on Easter, and I don't even wear a red sweater at Christmas. But I think theme clothing is cool on other people. Here's a smattering of the creativity out there on the internet.

1. Striped Tote Bag. I love the thin-to-thick stripes on the bag and how carefree it looks. It would be perfect for taking to the pool or the beach all summer long.

DIY: Fourth of July Striped Tote

 2. Custom Shoes. Need I say more? These would be amazing to wear to the Fourth of July parade in your town.
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3. Spray Painted Tank Top. This shirt actually looks totally doable. It would look cute on a white tank top for a slightly more polished look also.

Jessica Beil

I hope that sparks some creativity and inspiration for the holiday. I actually might just paint my nails. Why not, right?