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Fourth of July Mantle for Under $10

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With the fourth of July just around the corner, and since I have already started decorating the outside of my house, I decided it was time to deck out my mantle (and as always, do it cheaply).
I decided to go with a stars and stripes theme, so I started with some wooden stars from the craft store that I painted along with a wrought iron star I already had:
I previously wrote about my patriotic beans which I set out for Memorial day and I was able to re-use them here along with a bunch of mini-flags I got at the dollar store:

I was also able to incorporate a couple of my faux milk glass vases that I've blogged about before:
 I added a "USA" wall hanging I found at the dollar store and and swagged some star gift wrap twine along the front of the mantle.
I finished it up with a stars and stripes pennant garland. Originally I was planning on making my own, along the same lines as the banner I made for my easter mantle, but when I saw this one for only $1 I couldn't pass it up:
The cost breakdown:
Craft Store:
Wooden Stars (3): $2.67

Dollar Store:
Pennant Banner: $1 
USA Plaque: $1
Star Garland: $1 
Mini Flags (2 3-packs): $2 

Grocery Store:
Beans (bulk): $2

For only $10 I think it came out great!   

God Bless the USA! 

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  1. THat is one lovely mantel! I love that you did it for under 10 bucks and were able to use some of your own projects as well! Nice job!

  2. I am so excited for the 4th this year for some reason. I love your mantel especially the bean! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  3. My favorite recipe - cute and cheap!! Love how it turned out. You are so ahead of the game. Still one week left of school here - haven't got into full summer mode yet.

  4. This is darling! I love the pennant banner...it is all just so cute! I just found your blog from craft-o-maniac. I started a blog today and would love some visitors!


  5. Love your patriotic mantel. Can't believe it's almost July 4th. I'm happy to be a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

  6. Your mantle is darling! My favorite is the banner!

  7. LOVE it! i might steal some ideas for our outdoor mantle

  8. I love it. Thanks for the reminder that July 4th is coming up soon. I've got to get on the decorations.

  9. Very pretty! I'm not big on decorating the mantel for the 4th but this makes me want to decorate mine!

  10. Shared your cute festive mantel on COM-FB. winks, jen

  11. What a beautiful mantel - love it! And yes, I think we do have the same mirror. :)

  12. Loving the mantel and loving the price tag!



  13. I'm visiting today through Layla's Summer Mantel Link Party!

    Your mantel is lovely, and what a bargain!


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