Do you enjoy decorating your mantel? A mantel is one of my favorite areas to decorate and I especially love dressing my mantel for seasonal holidays. It's just a nice little perch and the first thing you see when you walk into our home.
I don't think I've ever decorated my mantel for the Fourth of July, but I was inspired by a bandana bunting I spotted in Country Living magazine, and the mantel kind of evolved from there.
If you read Friday's post, I shared a collection of my July 4th projects, which are easy DIY projects that anyone can do.
I love to shop my home to put together my seasonal mantels. A decorated mantel need not be expensive.
In fact, it's very possible that you can reuse items from other seasons! Just look around your home and really pay attention to what you have.
For this year's Patriotic Mantel I reused a pearl swag from my Christmas tree (that thing might hang around until this Christmas!) and added a large tobacco stick star that I purchased at a fall craft fair. Neither one of those items was purchased with the Fourth of July in mind, but they certainly work well with the other patriotic elements!
I had a couple bags of leftover red hots from my cinnamon candy popcorn and added them to one of two candle jars from Kirklands. Inside the other one are cut up paper straws from the Target Dollar Spot (patriotic) to bring some navy to the mantel. This post contains affiliate links (*); click here for my full disclosure policy.
The chalkboard stand is new from Pick Your Plum*, but I reused the blue stripe painted mason jar from last summer. It's the perfect vessel to hold a handful of mini flags.
This little USA bunting is strung across my red heart pallet project from a couple Valentines ago. The ribbon is stapled to the back, so it'll be easy to remove when I want to. I think it's kind of a cute take on 'I LOVE THE USA'.
What really makes the mantel shine is the red, white and blue bandana bunting. So easy to make...and the pop of bright red and navy is a great contrast in my otherwise neutral living room.
Simple changes like this are easy to do and don't cost much... but they create a cozy atmosphere....and your kids will love that you took the time to decorate for the Fourth of July!
Why not consider what you already have that you can reuse to decorate your mantel for this year's Fourth of July? Maybe it's as simple as a row of blue mason jars, each with a tiny flag...or a few new pillows.
Whether you choose to break out the craft supplies or go simple, I wish you a happy and safe Independence Day!
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