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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Finally! My 4th of July Patriotic Mantel

Hello!  Is anyone still out there?  It's me.  

Yes, I am still alive. I've just been lazy.  It is what I do best

Next to being a procrastinator.  

Since the 4th of July is tomorrow, and I am having a BBQ/pool party, I better get to decorating.  So far, all I have done is my mantel.  

I think it turned out pretty good considering all my Patriotic decor stuff is still up in the attic.  I just used what I had around the house (without having to climb up in the attic).  As well as some free printables from the internet.  And we can't forget some flags from the dollar bin at Target and the thrift store. 

Most of my frames originally came from thrift stores.  I just painted them and added chicken wire to some.  The frame on the left I got from the Western Eagle Bargain Store in Temecula.  I bought it on one of their half price days.  I think it cost me $2.50.  

Love this "My Country 'tis of Thee" free printable from HMH Designs.  I cut it down and clipped it to my chicken wire frame with mini clothespins.    I just found the star molds at the thrift store.  I got 6 of them for a buck.  

I made the book page medallion last year.  I just change out the center for each holiday.  I found some cute 4th of July tags at My Sisters Suitcase blog. 

This "America" printable came from Moglea.  I am not sure this was a free printable or not.  So now I am feeling quite guilty for using this.  But not guilty enough to not use it.  

These flags are from the dollar spot at Target.  I have a bunch up in the attic, but since I am so lazy, and they are so cheap, I had to get more.   And I know that is a run on sentence.  But I don't care.  That is how I talk.  If you are the grammar police, you can just go elsewhere.  I will write like I talk.  May not be pretty, but it's the truth.  

The glass beakers in the wood frame came from Lillian Vernon last year or the year before.  And of course, I got them on clearance.  You know I am too cheap to pay full price.  

Here is the left side of the mantel.   The chalkboard was made from an old cabinet door I picked up for a couple of dollars at the Habitat ReStore.  It is suppose to be hanging on the door that goes from my kitchen to my laundry room.  But again, that laziness thing, or maybe it's that procrastination thing.  Anyhoo, either excuse has kept me from hanging it up where it belongs.  So I get to use it in this mantelscape. 

This "Star Spangled Banner" free printable came from HMH Designs as well as the "My Country 'Tis of Thee" print I showed you earlier.

The pinspinner was another free printable from Allsorts.  

This Stars + Stripes banner was found at Paging Supermom.  I just love super easy projects.  And I love those who provide us with free printables to make these super easy projects even more.  Thanks to all of you out there who are super talented.  Which, I am not, but you make me look like I am. 

And one final look at my 4th of July Patriotic Mantel.  

I'm still toying with the idea of climbing up in the attic to get down my Patriotic stuff so I can decorate the rest of my house.  But then again, that might take too much effort.  You know how I hate working up a sweat.  

What are your plans for the 4th? 

Linking to:

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage


  1. Yes! I've missed you! But glad to see your post. Your mantel looks so sweet and I know your company will love it. Happy 4th of July.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. I love it!!!! I've always loved your stuff!!

  3. Hi Kim!

    I always love to see your mantel decor. You pack a lot of great stuff into a small space! I will be looking forward to another beach themed one this year :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  4. Such a beautiful mantle and decorations! Hope it was a good one!