Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th of July Decor on the Cheap: Garland

Talk about last minute...I know, I know.  It's pretty late to just be getting up 4th of July decorations.  But I saw these paper fireworks here and here and just couldn't help myself.  I typically don't change my fireplace mantle seasonally (except for Christmas) but this garland was such an easy thing to do, I just might start!


Instead of gluing the fireworks together like Landee did, I hung some twine and used cute mini clothespins to attach the fireworks.  Here's a closer look....


I also added some letters to spell out "July"...


I'm really pleased with how it turned out!


Argh to the fireplace insert.....someday I will have one that is actually inside the fireplace and has no bronze, but for now, I'll just imagine it.  What do you think about the old window?  It's the one I found dumpster diving back here!

And now the checklist...
Patriotic?  Red, white & blue....check.
Easy?  I seemed to have some issues with my firework making ability, but overall still relatively easy...check.
Cheap?  I had all the supplies on hand, so it was a grand total of $0....check!

I'm almost positive this will be the last in the 4th of July series, unless more inspiration hits!!  Hope you have enjoyed my other 4th of July ideas too.... the wreath, pinwheels, and patriotic breakfast.... check them out if you haven't already had the chance!


Linking this up to some of my favorites ~ go check them out!!

7 comments:

Jackie said...

LOVE this!!! It is so country and cute!! I'm going to have to print out the directions and try this for myself sometime!!! You are so creative, Angie!!! I love reading your blog!

Tanya said...

Very cute...that turned out great!

The DIY Show Off said...

So pretty, Angie! I can't wait until next year. I hope by then I'll have time to decorate and the house will be less chaotic to host a picnic! lol

Hope you're having an awesome long holiday weekend!

Roeshel

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Hi from HOH--I love this!

Lori@KitchenFunk said...

beautiful! Very tasteful but still FUN!!!

Jamie said...

I think the old window looks great. :0)
Love the garland, too. I have the same scrapbook paper you used for your July part... Maybe that was weird that I shared that. lol

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love this! I hope you'll link up to my Patriotic Project Parade going on now through July 4th.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

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