If you have been looking for July 4th crafts – you may really love this idea and my design is free for personal use.
The links to my free Stars and Stripes printable are further down the page and are available in UK and US paper sizes.
There is a full tutorial on YouTube showing how to easily use the strips to make beads and also, how to make the bracelet and necklace.
Newsflash July 2nd 2021 – More July 4th Crafts Freebies!
I am pleased to share some exciting news with you – in celebration of July 4th 2021, I have teamed up with another designer in the USA who has some lovely free patriotic printables for you.
Her name is Malena Chipps and she does a segment on free view channel Mass Appeal in Massachusetts USA. In her most recent segment, you can see her making patriotic paper beads from her designs.
Malena is giving four July 4th designs away free on her blog.
I will put the links to Malena’s designs and at the end of this post.
There is a link to her most recent segment on WWLP’s Mass Appeal show on her blog – so do go and have a look.
Back to my own July 4th Freebie!
I have designed the Stars & Stripes bead strips so you can make paper beads to turn into a bracelet and/or a necklace to wear proudly on July 4th and beyond.
Of all July 4th crafts – these paper beads are really easy to make!
And you don’t need a paper bead rolling tool to make the actual beads. But if you want to make the necklace then a bead roller would be handy for making the black beads to thread the necklace through.
For the main beads I used a good old fashioned popsicle stick.
Using a popsicle stick to make flat paper beads is an idea I came up with quite awhile back. And I would say I use that method to roll beads more now than I use my Easy Beady paper bead rolling tool.
And guess what? A popsicle stick is free! Or maybe just the cost of a popsicle at the very most.
You can also get packs of them on Amazon and I will put some in my Amazon stores (see links further down).
Lots of people are looking for last minute July 4th crafts right around this time.
So hopefully, this idea will inspire you to make some lovely July 4th gifts for friends and family to wear at your celebrations.
And of course for you to wear yourself while you are having fun and celebrating American Independence Day!
As I live in the UK and July 4th celebrates the USA’s independence from Great Britain in 1776 – I thought it would be the perfect time to give my US readers and viewers a present from the UK.
And I am sure there are lots of people around the world who would love to celebrate Independence Day with our US friends.
To celebrate July 4th 2021, I am giving everyone around the world access to the printable free of charge.
If you want to make these beads and then use them to make beautiful pieces of jewelery you can click the links below to download the design I created to make these beads.
The paper bead strip design is available in two sizes – UK A4 and US Letter – click the relevant link below.
The links take you to my Google Drive where my free printable are stored. There are no catches but please read my terms and conditions of use and respect them – that’s all I ask.
Stars & Stripes Free Printable US Letter size.
Stars & Stripes Free Printable UK A4 size.
There are more free printables on my downloads page.
Just click here to find them.
And if you find it hard to get craft supplies where you live…
…most of the items I use in my videos can be found in my Amazon storefronts by clicking these links:-
You can also find my paper bead making tools and templates in my Etsy and Folksy shops by clicking the links below.
And as promised, here are two of Malena’s four free patriotic designs.
To get them plus more surprise freebies and to see her segment on WWLP’s Mass Appeal click here.
Thank you for reading this post and watching my video – please subscribe here so you know each time I give away more printable – see you next time – hope you enjoyed mine (and Malena’s!)July 4th crafts post and freebies!