This weekend I decided to change up my mantel for the 4th of July. Normally I’m not a big Independence Day decorator, but a few quick changes I can handle.
Thank goodness my mantel has a great base of decor, making 4th of July mantel ideas easy to explore and share.
Here’s the base:
The four mantel decor “rules” I learned from my friend Edie, are all accounted for.
1. Something you love. 2. Something to lean. 3. Something alive. 4. Something with sheen.
This base is a cinch to update for the seasons.
I love to add a layer to the striped wood plaque. The red and white ribbon adds a little patriotic flair. On the winter mantel, I added a wooden snowflake. The spring mantel look featured this same wreath, but the ribbon was floral.
I switch out the books to add seasonal color and height to the rustic candle holder
and the plant.
The little spice jars belonged to my grandmother. I added tiny gold letters to spell out my allegiance.
Last but not least, a new printable on the clipboard adds some art.
That’s all there is to it!
Do you decorate for Independence Day? What are your 4th of July mantel ideas?
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