As the focal point in my living room, I always like to add a little fun to my mantel throughout the year.
I made this bunting probably four years ago and it is still one of my favorite things to pull out. You can find the original tutorial I used at Simply Kierste.
Adding seasonal decor to this decorative bowl always just adds a little fun.
I love picking up a few fun items like this little guy for at least 50% off in the after season sale and it is always so fun the next year pulling them out after I’ve already forgotten about them.
Last year my friend Kim at Hunt and Host used baseballs for her 4th of July decor and I was like, duh, we are a baseball family how in the world have I never thought to do this! I love the simple touch they add.
Pier 1 Import always has a great selection and often still has plenty to choose from after the holiday is over.
I grabbed this simple idea from Kim’s post too. I mean it just doesn’t get any easier than sand in a mason jar and little flags from the Target dollar spot!
I have learned from watching others to look around the house to incorporate items I already have like this dictionary which just happens to be perfectly red!
I don’t remember where I picked up this little tray last year but I’m thinking it was a great addition. These little cupcake toppers are definitely useful for more than just cupcakes too! Sand as a filler is definitely one of the easiest. I keep a bag of play sand in the garage and use it all year long for different things.
Of course these two just had to make an appearance! They are both as American as apple pie and just as sweet!
I cannot say enough about the side table from World Market. Every blogger I know has this table and when Andrea posted it was 30% off a month ago I pulled the trigger . This piece has added so much warmth to my living room!!
My entry table is also one of my favorite places to add a few accents. The wreath was from a few years ago and it was super easy to make. You can find a tutorial here and the one pointer I will give is to wrap the wreath in ribbon first so it doesn’t show on the side.
Love how wrapping some leftover burlap, denim and gingham dressed up this glass vase.
Truth be told my house has been “undressed” for weeks since I took down my spring decor and it felt so great to put out some fun over the weekend! Here are a few crafts we were hoping to get to before the 4th!
And you can see all the 4th fun I’ve pinned by following my board.
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What is your favorite way to add some Red, White & Blue?
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