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Etsy is an online marketplace where hundreds of thousands of creative people from more than 150 countries sell their handmade crafty goodness. Each week, we're featuring a handful of our favorite items in our Etsy Roundup. On the menu this week: Fourth of July decorations.
Fourth of July Bunting
Fourth of July cloth napkins
Whether you plan to celebrate the Fourth of July outdoors with a barbecue or indoors around the dinner table, you can add a unique decorative touch with this Fourth of July bunting ($27). Etsy seller Harvest Moon By Hand (find her on Twitter and Facebook) created this ecofriendly reusable bunting from a variety of red, white and blue prints. The bunting is nine feet long, so it makes a nice decorative and noticeable piece for your Fourth of July party. (Bonus: The ends are finished and won't fray!)
Fourth of July doesn't have to be all about disposable dinnerware. Just say no to paper napkins -- and do it in style! These adorable Fourth of July napkins ($12) are cute, Fourth of July themed and environmentally friendly. Instead of tossing them in the trash along with paper plates and disposable forks and knives, you'll have these napkins for years to come. Etsy seller The Good Ole Days (find her on Twitter and Facebook) pre-washed the 16"-square napkins to prevent shrinkage.
Red, white and blue wreath
Stars and stripes coaster set
Let everyone know where the party is this year by decorating your door. This 12"-diameter patriotic wreath is a great way to show your Fourth of July pride. The red, white and blue yarn and felt wreath ($32) was created by Etsy seller The Baker's Daughter (find her on Facebook). It is completely handmade and crafted around a straw wreath form. Chunky red, white and blue yarn makes up the base and handmade blue felt flowers in various sizes are affixed to a section of the wreath. Festive and original!
Fourth of July décor that's festive and functional? Absolutely! This stars and stripes coaster set ($26) from Etsy seller The Painted Lily (find them on Twitter and Facebook) is the perfect way to add style to your Fourth of July. Placed together, the four coasters create the American flag. When separated, three display red and white stripes and the fourth is covered in stars on a blue background. The coasters have a vintage look, as the image is hand-collaged and -applied, allowing the stone to show through.