Our 15 Favorite DIY Memorial Day Decorations

Pay homage to the holiday with red, white, and blue crafts.

Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those who’ve served in the Military. Whether you’re spending the day with family at home or oceanside, you’ll need decorations that commemorate the holiday – and we’ve got you covered with this list.

  1. Pom-pom napkin rings

Wrap red raffia around a credit card and cinch it with floral wire to add some flair to plain linens.

  1. Sailor’s knot wreath

The sailor’s knot can be formed as a decorative feature by intertwining one continuous length of rope to make a closed loop (and finished off with a red-white-and-blue bow if you’d like!)

  1. Rocket confetti popper

Give kids something to do using a cardboard box and tube, paint, tape, barbecue skewers, construction paper, and some kitchen twine.

  1. Patriotic door medallion

A popular Memorial Day motif, pierce and trim bunting together to create an iconic bullseye pattern.

  1. Red and white bandana tablecloth

Compliment with blue flowers for an easy yet thematic table setup.

  1. Patriotic pillows

For a subtle holiday update to your home, cover your pillows with scarves in shades of red, white, and blue.

  1. Red, white, and blue dessert table

Keep the colors flowing into your food with colorful cupcakes, fruits, or whatever sweet you’d like.

  1. Red, white, and blue bouquet

For a more floral note, place your bouquet on your tablescape as a holiday centerpiece.

  1. Red, white, and blue linens

Channel the coast with table sets that look like they’d be right at home on Cape Cod and are reminiscent of the American flag.

  1. Festive stack tins

Gingham, bandanas, and lightweight denim can make for festive wrappers that display everything from flowers to hors d’oeuvres.

  1. On-theme balloons

For another choice kids will love, bring the fun of fireworks closer to the ground with colorful, confetti-filled balloons.