Friday, June 17, 2016

Red White and Blue Mantel


The 4th of July is my absolute favorite holiday. I love the BBQs and spending time together. The fireworks, the red, white and blue, I love it all. I put together this mantel celebrating my favorite holiday and I am absolutely in love with it. I took several variations to get it to this, but I am very happy with it.


The paper fans came two in a pack at my local dollar store. I bought two packs and hung them with string from the old window I like to use in a lot of  my mantels.


The blue lanterns are from the dollar spot at Target. I put battery operated candles in them but honestly haven't even ever turned them on.


The Glitter Tape Flag is so easy to make and I just used scrap wood I had laying around! You will need:
You will need:
  • Navy Paint
  • White Paint
  • American Crafts Glitter Tape in Red
  • American Crafts Folded Paper Star Pebbles
  • 2 pieces of 2x4, one 3.5 inches long, the other 5 inches
To read the full instructions on how to make this Glitter Tape Flag go here

This Glitter 2x4 Flag is one of my favorite creations. For this project you will need:
  • a 2x4 cut into pieces, you need two 7-inch blocks and 3-3.5 inch blocks
  • Contact paper or a large star sticker
  • Red, White and Blue paint
  • Glitter Paper in Red and White
  • Loose Glitter in White
To read the complete instructions for the 2x4 Glitter Flag go here

These vases are completely from my local dollar store. The sand is a mix of red and white sand from the craft section and the flowers and star are from their seasonal selection. I found the trick to make dollar store flowers look good in a vase is to buy several bundles so it looks full.

How do you decorate for the 4th?
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