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Americana Memorial Day Mantel

American flag mantle
 Memorial day is right around the corner and so it is time for me to set up my annual tribute to America on my mantel.  I wanted a more weathered and vintage look this year (although nothing I used it actually old.)

Most of the components were reused, like my Pottery Barn inspired beadboard flagmy burlap banner and the wooden thrift store stars.
Americana mantle
There was one project that was brand new, and that was my ‘faux milk bottles’ made from Starbucks Frappucino bottles:
Starbucks milk bottles

Unlike the bottles I used on my easter mantel (which I spray painted) these bottles were painted from the inside to make them look more authentic.

I poured cream color paint into the jars:Painting inside of jars
Swirled it around:
Paint inside jar
I added red vinyl letters I made on my silhouette:
God Bless America Jars
I tied a little twine around the top (after an intense debate here and here) and they were finished:
Fake Milk Bottles

Here are a few more details:
Vintage american flag mantel

American flags

Burlap stars stripes banner

Memorial day mantel

I hope you wonderful Memorial Day!  Don't forget to take a few seconds out of your long weekend to remember all the brave men and women who gave up their lives serving our country.  We will be forever in their debt.  God bless you, and God bless America.

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