So, I have decided that working on the fourth of July, must have left me with an empty place in my patriotic heart ... because I still want to decorate for the fourth!
Since I usually leave my fourth of July decor up all summer, I am not too worried ... and look what fun I had making a patriotic banner to accent my happy red, white and blue mantel.
As always, I went to Graphics Fairy, and found these fun 'beautiful lady with flag' post cards ... It was simple to print them off on card stock, and add goodies ... voila!
This is what I added: blue tinsel, red card stock trimmed with fancy scissors, letters, a fine black pin to outline the letters, and washy tape to attach the pennants to red and white baker's twine. Pretty simple, and very colorful, don't you think?
Here are a few more elements of the mantel, including cast iron candle sticks to hold vintage flags, old children's blocks and a pair of chalk ware salt and pepper shakers who represent lady liberty and Uncle Sam.
Thanks for coming along and letting me share my colorful mantel with you!! Happy Summer!