4th of July Mantel

I love America!   
The good (Pottery Barn), the bad (McDonalds) and the ugly (Walmart)! 
 And I finally got my 4th of July decor up to show my patriotism to this great country.  Here is what I put together for my mantel this year.  I pretty much want to pledge allegiance every time I walk past it!
I made those three patriotic boards for my Etsy shop and could not WAIT to figure out how to use them on my mantel this year!  {you can get the set of three here or individually– God Bless America, I Heart the USA and Stars & Stripes}
And for that cute piece of art with the United States map on it, I just rummaged through my thrift store frame box and spray painted one white.  I had found this ADORABLE piece of scrapbook paper at Archiver’s and just cut out the map and mounted it on that cute navy scrapbook paper with stars and taped it to the back of my frame!  So easy and I love how it turned out.
And now, for my favorite part… the pennant banner!  I gathered my favorite red, white and blue papers (not even really “patriotic” patterns for most of them) and then cut them in to cute pennants.  Then I punched holes in the corners, strung them up with baker’s twine and I was done.  
If you have a Silhouette, they have this shape in their online store.  If you don’t have one, I created a template for you!  Right click, save and print the image below on cardstock.  Then cut out the design and use it to trace the shape on any paper you’d like.  Cut and string it up!
I’ll have a tutorial for that wreath later this week but you can sure bet it was easy too.  Just like all things American!  :)

Have you got your 4th of July decor up already?  Am I a bit early?  Too late?  I never know the timing on these things.  I guess it’s never the wrong time to show your love to your country though, right?  God bless America!


Link parties I participate in: Tip Junkie, Tatertots & Jello, I Heart Naptime, Lolly Jane, Be Different Act Normal, Craftomaniac, Skip To My Lou, Thrifty Decor Chick, The Frugal Girls

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  1. says

    Thanks for the template! I was just thinking about getting out my 4th decorations. Now I’ll be adding the pennant to my mantle as well:)

  2. says

    Fantastic mantel and lovely composition! Odd though that the map is missing part of the United States – the half of Michigan that I live in!

  3. says

    très bel ensemble : bien que je sois Européenne, j’aime beaucoup ! je cherche des freebies pour les partager, pour l’instant sur Pinterest (où j’ai déjà plus de 13000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits), en attendant l’ouverture de mon propre site, et je vais vite poster le lien pour que tout le monde puisse télécharger et utiliser vos gabarits !… merci pour le partage, Is… (si vous voulez voir ce que je fais, c’est là : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/ )


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