A Trash to Treasure Giveaway!

Good morning everyone. Since I’m so busy priming my bathroom walls (and if I’m not, you’ll never know…;)), today’s TRASH TO TREASURE TUESDAY is dedicated to helping YOU with your projects.

LOOKIE what I have for you! Today I’m giving away a $25 Home Depot Gift card, to one lucky reader. Do you know how many cans of spray paint you can buy with 25 bucks? Let’s see…

Quite a few!!

Did you know that Home Depot will sell you scrap pieces of trim from other people’s projects? Just go back to the area where they cut trim to size for customers. and rummage through the scraps. These are great for homemade signs, or to make frames.

How do you win? Just leave a comment on this post for one entry.

If you link up a project for TRASH TO TREASURE TUESDAY, please leave me a second comment, and you’ll get a second entry!

Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter and receive a third entry (provided you leave me another comment to let me know!)

Blog about the giveaway on your blog, and receive a forth entry! (again, please leave a comment to let me know)

So…if you do all four of these things, you’ll be leaving four comments and get four entries!

Now it’s time to link up those projects! Please be sure to link back to REINVENTED in your posts. If you’re not sure how to do that, e-mail me and I’d be glad to help. 

Enjoy your Tuesday! there’s only 13 days until school starts…

No Spend 4th Of July Mantel Ideas

Hi friends!

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.

Let’s go!

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?

Linking up to Patriotic Link Party at Common Ground, and the Hit Me With Your Best Shot link party,  the Dream. Create. Inspire. link party, the  Tutorial & Tips Link Party at Home Stories A to Z, the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop and the Something To Talk About Party at Concord Cottage.

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