How to Decorate for Canada Day with Easy Family Crafts

Decorate for Canada Day with easy crafts featuring the maple leaf, a national symbol. Complement your Canada Day festivities with these simple homemade decorations everyone will love. 

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Decorating the house or yard is often a big part of Canada Day celebrations. You might display a flag, wreath or banner outside, and use a festive tablecloth and napkins inside. Along with special events and family gatherings, placing decorations around the house is a fun part of the celebrating.

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Canada Day decorations

National holidays are perfect opportunities for family celebrations, including crafts everyone will enjoy.

A bouquet of maple leaf flowers is a fun craft that kids can help make for Canada Day.

Note: This activity can be adapted to any country or region simply by drawing or cutting out a design representing the flag or any recognized symbol of your area.

Supplies for maple leaf flowers


Supplies for decorations



  • maple leaf design on a paper napkin
  • straws or sticks
  • glue
  • cardstock
  • ribbon
  • scissors


Canada Day leaf decoration



1. Cut the maple leaf from the napkin.

2. Glue the leaf to cardboard or cardstock.

3. Cut out the leaf with a narrow white border around it and a 'stem' at the bottom.

4. Push the stem into the straw or tape to a stick.


 Canada Day table setting

Display a small bouquet of flowers in a vase to add flair to your table. 


More ways to use maple leaf cutouts

Family crafts for Canada Day 


  • Place markers for the table
  • Name tags for family reunions



Canada Day activities


Happy Canada Day!


 Canada Day board on Pinterest 


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