Summer will be here before you know it, but this weekend it’s all about Memorial Day! Whether you are going camping, having a BBQ in your backyard or staying in for the long weekend, these DIY ideas will definitely get you in the patriotic mood.

1. Bandana Utensil Bundles

These utensil bundleszfbzcuyqsybrvyararsyawfcfawwursr are perfect for an informal grab-and-go buffet. These will also be great to reuse for your Fourth of July get-together. The best part? The bandana serves as a reusable napkin!

2. American Flag Mason Jars

These fabulous centerpieces are a great way to celebrate life and liberty with the ones you love the most! You can paint the jars using acrylic paint, separating the stripes with washi tape. Get the full tutorial, here.

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3. Red, White & Blue Yarn String Lights

These DIY globes are easy and fun to assemble, as well as being multifunctional. Whether you use them as string light covers, garlands or even display them in a decorative bowl on your table, you will never run out of ways to showcase your creativity!

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4. Star Spangled Pretzel Twists

Need a super quick and easy gift to bring to a party this weekend? These pretzel twists are just the solution! Make them just like you would a chocolate cover pretzel rod. Melt the candy, dip the pretzels, then decorate!

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5. Firework Centerpiece

This is a great project to work on with the kids! Easy to make, just grab a bucket and fill it with sand. Take toilet paper rolls or patterned paper and some sticks to create the firework, then decorate as desired!

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Will you be hosting a Memorial Day BBQ or party at your house this year? Share your decoration and recipe ideas in the comments below!