4th of July mantel

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Hello friends! Happy Monday! I can’t believe it is already July 1st. I’m SO excited for the 4th of July! It is one of my families favorite holidays.

Over the weekend I realized I hadn’t put up my 4th of July decor… who are we kidding, any decor for that matter LOL… so I thought it was about time! I spent a couple hours and created this festive mantel with things I had from around the house. It’s been super rainy here in Ohio the past week, so it’s been a little hard to take pictures inside, but these work. Just in time for the 4th! :D

DIY forth of july mantel

 

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forth of july mantel + free printable

The first thing I did was print out this free download here and put it in this fun red frame (Jaxon frame from Poppyseed Projects). Next I placed a red star in a thrifted frame I spray painted white. The I made the chevron art from a Poppyseed kit.

forth of july mantel

I added a little bit of washi tape to a white piece of paper to put in this navy blue frame. Easy and inexpensive!

forth of july mantel

I  made this banner using my Silhouette machine. I also made the freedom blocks with my Silhouette last year.

silhouette banner

All I did was cut out circles and stars and taped them to a piece of twine. Super easy and something ANYONE can do.

DIY forth of july mantel

Have you decorated your mantel for the 4th?!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Tiffany A. posted on July 1, 2013 at 6:28 pm (#
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    The first thing I would make is a banner for my daughters 1st birthday! I can’t believe it is already time to start making 1st birthday party stuff, she’s growing so fast!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2013 at 7:47 pm (#
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      Great idea Tiffany! Isn’t it crazy how fast our kids grow up?

  2. Lindsay posted on July 1, 2013 at 10:37 pm (#
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    Where did you find the blocks to use for making your “freedom” quote? I have been looking for a year.
    Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm (#
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      Hi Lindsay! I had them cut down at Lowes. You’ll need to buy a 2×4 piece of wood and then you can ask them to cut it down for you. I had them do some 3 inches and some 4 inches.

  3. Elizabeth O. posted on July 2, 2013 at 1:19 am (#
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    Beautiful Mantel! We just started decorating today :) new subscriber, thanks for the chance to win! I would love to make some Rinhestone projects and heat transfer “appliques” when I get my hands on my new Silhouette! Have a safe and wonderful 4 th of July!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm (#
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      What great ideas for using your Silhouette…sounds like a lot of fun! Happy 4th to you too! xo

  4. Sandy posted on July 2, 2013 at 10:04 am (#
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    Can you write directions for those awesome “Freedom” blocks? Would love to try to make those.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2013 at 8:51 pm (#
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      Hi Sandy! I had the blocks cut down at Lowes. You’ll need to buy a 2×4 piece of wood and then you can ask them to cut it down for you. I had them do some 3 inches and some 4 inches. Then I lightly sanded around the edges and painted them red with craft paint. Once they were dry I cut out the letters onto vinyl with my Silhouette and stuck them on. I also went around the edges of the blocks with white paint. Hope that helps!

  5. Kim C. posted on July 2, 2013 at 10:05 am (#
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    I would make scrap book pages for the photos of my nephew.

  6. lisa posted on July 2, 2013 at 10:41 am (#
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    my daughter just started her own craft blog…this would be so perfect for her! and your mantle is beautiful!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2013 at 7:45 pm (#
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      Thank you Lisa! Wish your daughter best of luck starting her craft blog! :)

  7. Ann posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:08 am (#
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    I think that chevron board is one of the cutest things I’ve seen yet…love it all!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 3, 2013 at 8:27 pm (#
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      Thanks Ann! Chevron is one of my favorite patterns to use! :)

  8. Carrie F. posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:21 am (#
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    The first thing I would make is some vinyl flowers for my daughters room. She’s been wanting some for a while 7 I haven’t gotten to it yet

    • Jamielyn posted on July 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm (#
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      Great idea Carrie! There are so many fun things you can do with vinyl!

  9. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke posted on July 4, 2013 at 1:12 am (#
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    love that blue frame and I love the simple design with tape inside of it!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm (#
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      Thank you Kristen! I love finding simple little tricks to make things cute! :)

  10. leann lindeman posted on July 5, 2013 at 11:53 am (#
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    I would start creating stencils!

  11. KellyAnn posted on July 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm (#
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    I’d cut some neat designs for Project Life and my scrapbook pages. Love some of the designs, but they are too intricate to hand-cut.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 6, 2013 at 8:55 pm (#
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      Great ideas KellyAnn! There are so many fun things you can do with a Silhouette!

  12. Valerie C posted on July 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm (#
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    This is such an amazing prize- I’m crossing my fingers! I’d love to make some decor for the kids’ room- though I’d probably start with my own room!

  13. Holly posted on July 7, 2013 at 11:03 pm (#
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    I love the mantel! Thanks for sharing and for such a fun give-a-way! ; )

    • Jamielyn posted on July 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm (#
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      Thanks Holly! I hope you had a great fourth of July!

  14. Andrea posted on June 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm (#
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    I haven’t decorated for the 4th yet but I’ll be busy doing that next week (after our summer vacation!)