DIY Fourth of July Star Table Toppers

If you’re looking for a fun craft and colorful centerpiece for your Fourth of July festivities, look no more! Check out our DIY Fourth of July Star Table Toppers!

Mason jars filled with white sugar and with a red bow and red, white, and silver star cut outs on the top.
DIY Fourth of July Star Table Toppers – a fun and easy centerpiece for your holiday party!

We’re preparing for our annual Fourth of July family get together and we’re having a little more fun with it than usual. That’s because our annual family reunion is in Kansas City this year and it’s falling right in the middle of the holiday weekend. See? That’s exciting!

Our family falls into three groups/destinations – Kansas City, St. Louis, and Dallas. So our reunion rotates between these locations each year. And although each location vows not to be competitive with the others, we can’t help but resist the urge to make things a little special, especially with our MarthaStewartish group in St. Louis. They know how to throw a party!

So Adee and I decided to make these DIY Fourth of July Star Table Toppers to add some glitter to our Friday night family dinner. We loved it so much we wanted to share it with you too!

Red ribbon, red, silver, and blue glitter pages, popsicle sticks, scissors, and glue on a white table top.
All the materials needed to make these DIY Fourth of July Table Toppers.

This DIY project is so easy! It just requires a few sheets of glitter paper, some popsicle sticks, ribbon, and glue. I mean, doesn’t every good DIY project require glue?

And Adee created a DIY Fourth of July Star Template just for you too! We’re also sharing step-by-step instructions below. Bring on the party!

Of course the party is not complete without awesome food too. We’re planning to bring some Crockpot Bulgogi Jackfruit for sandwiches, Vegan Potato Salad, and Vegan Oreo Cheesecake for dessert. We have family members who are sensitive to gluten so we might have to add some Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake to the menu as well. Also, check out this delicious Vegan Fourth of July Menu from Healthy Happy Life!

That delicious spread and these centerpieces should make for a great party. Of course, if anyone’s disappointed, we’ll just send them outside to check out the fireworks. Ta-dahhh!!

DIY Fourth of July Star Table Toppers sit next to blue plates with red napkins and white forks.
These DIY Fourth of July Star Table Toppers make your summer tables look festive!

This is the kind of DIY project that can take your family gathering from fun to festive. We hope you love it!

DIY Fourth of July Star Table Toppers

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • Popsicle sticks (9)
  • White Sugar (approximately 6 cups)
  • There small Ball jars
  • There large square sheets of glitter paper in red, silver, and blue
  • One roll of red ribbon
  • Glue
  • Scissors (Elmer’s is fine)
  • Pencil


  1. Print and cut the star pattern linked above, or make it yourself if you’re particularly crafty. Ours was approximately 1 inch on each side of the legs.
  2. Trace six stars with pencil onto the back of each glitter page (the white side). The stars may seem hard to fit or too close together, but fear not! They do fit, and you can cut them pretty exact with the scissors.
  3. Cut out all stars with scissors.
  4. Take two stars of the same color, and on the back of one, coat glue along the edges and in the middle of the star.
  5. Place popsicle stick in the center so that it comes out between two of the legs of the star.
  6. Put a dollop of glue on the popsicle stick, at the section that will be touching the other star.
  7. Line up edges with second star, and press together so that the top of stick is no longer visible.
  8. Once dry, trim the edges of the stars with scissors so that no white is showing and all edges line up. Then set your “star sticks” aside.
  9. Take ball jars and fill each with two cups of sugar. You may need to adjust your amount depending on how tall the jars are or if you want it to look more full.
  10. Cut about 2-3 feet of ribbon for each ball jar, depending on how long you want the tails of your bows.
  11. Tie ribbon around the openings of each jar.
  12. Insert a star stick of each color into the sugar, adjusting each so that they are balanced and secure. You may need to add more sugar for them to be more secure.
  13. Set out on tables or in your home for a great Fourth of July decoration

That’s it!  Hope you enjoy our DIY Fourth of July Star Table Toppers. Happy crafting!

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