I have made these many times and the hold up very well– up to a year outdoors. Use them for easy easy seasonal decor.
For the 4th of July use a blue paper and white stars– or anything else that looks right to you.
Add long red and white– or blue and white streamers to the straight edge of the sheet protector (opposite the holes) and tape it in place. I even like gold and silver here but it depends on the paper.
Put the paper in the sheet protector– cut to fit, or tape pieces together as necessary.
Hang the wind sock by threading the wire garland thru the holes of the sheet protector.
I just raided my stash and found paper and ribbons- even curling ribbon is fine to use. If you can find plastic streamers it is the best.
I had blue paper and white star stickers from Dollar Tree,