This past week I’ve been posting a lot of patriotic inspiration from around Pinterest to help inspire your holiday decor. Today I’m finally sharing my 4th of July Mantel. This mantel was put together with items I found around my home, which made putting it together not only cost-effective but easy.
The only thing that is “new” is the Patriotic Popsicle Stick Garland I made a couple of weeks ago. By using what I already had around my home I saved a ton of money. I bet if you looked around and through your craft stash you might have enough to pull together a cute display too.
Sometimes everything works out and coordinates, and other times it may just take a quick coat of paint to transform something so it works with your design. Luckily everything I had went together.
The DIY Chalkboard I just added a quick message to. I added vintage books, one of my favorite things to have on hand for decorating. I scour thrift shops for them. The painted number sign is actually from my sweet friends at Lolly Jane. There isn’t a tutorial for it since it was from one of our craft events. It was perfect for this mantel. I added my favorite wood anchor, and some miscellaneous decor that matched the theme.
Last year I loved my Patriotic Mantel with an all neutral color palette. This year I wanted to make it a little more traditional by adding the reds, and blues. So glad I did. I’m super happy with how quickly this mantel came together and that it cost me absolutely nothing to put together. I hope you love it too.
Don’t forget to check out these patriotic posts for even more inspiration:
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Hi Rebecca! Love this mantle décor – had not realized the banner was made of popsicle sticks until I took closer look! Wow — so fun! Love the vintage books and baseball too. (I can never pass up pretty vintage books!) Well done! Happy Independence Day, Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!) 🙂
Oh thank you Catherine! Isn’t that banner fun?! It’s my new favorite. I might be using the popsicle sticks more often now. Ha ha. 🙂
I was just sitting looking at my mantel last night thinking I should start decorating it for the different holidays, thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks Clare. You will love it, it is so fun to decorate all the time. And it’s really one of the easiest places to decorate and give your room a whole new look without spending a ton of money! 🙂