It is not yet summer but I couldn’t imagine a better time to put up a patriotic themed mantel display than Memorial Day. Red, White and Blue decor is perfect for that day and all throughout the summer – at least until Labor Day – and that is how long I intend to keep this display up. I enjoyed creating several new DIY projects for this mantel, but for today I will just show you the entire mantel in all of the fantastic colors of red, white, and blue.
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The first inspiration for this patriotic mantel display was this vintage truck painted in patriotic colors that I found at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. I have been looking for a small vintage truck for some time for my mantel but they usually had a price tag that I just couldn’t justify paying. But with Hobby Lobby’s coupon and phone app, I was able to score this vintage truck at 40% off! I’m sure after the summer, this truck will find a permanent home somewhere else in our house.
This Summer Patriotic Mantel is created with several red, white and blue DIY projects.
A few of the DIY projects I created for this mantel include the flag tray, the patriotic flower, the house trio, the mason jars, the garland, and the small signs. Several of these I will create new posts for in the next few weeks.
The large wooden lantern is also a Hobby Lobby find purchased on clearance several months ago. Originally planned for use for my daughter’s wedding, I may just keep it for the mantel along with it’s matching mate.
The flower stems I napped at the Dollar Tree when they first released their patriotic decor last month.
The painted baseballs on the hearth are from a post I did a few years ago in honor of my dad’s love of the game. And the basket, you have seen those before when I created a popcorn bar for my daughter’s wedding shower and featured the baskets in this basket makeover post.
As many times as I change out the decor on our mantel every year, I think this one is the first one my husband made a comment on how much he liked it – without me asking for his opinion.
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13