I know, I know……traditional Fourth of July decorations are all about Red, White and Blue and flags everywhere!
Trust me, I’m as American as they come!
My hubby served for 26 years in the military…..I definitely have American pride!!
In fact, I like to show it on my front porch beginning right around Memorial Day!
Hubby and I ate a wonderful 4th of July dessert in mason jars on that very porch and I’m sure we will again come the big day!!!
BUT, I’m getting honest here………
Although I love looking at traditional decorations in other homes, I don’t really decorate the inside of my home with red, white and blue!
I take more of a non-traditional approach!! Here’s my mantel…..
My non-traditional flag is made out of some crate boards we had left over from our last military move. Hubby attached them and I gave them a white wash…..
Using Annie Sloan Old Ochre paint, I painted some paper mache stars and wooden USA letters I found at Hobby Lobby!
Once the paint was dry, I rubbed some Annie Sloan dark wax over the boards and attached my adornments with my glue gun!
EASY PEASY!!! (My Motto!!)
The actual flag is hung by a picture hanger I attached to the back of the top board. I felt it needed something more, though, so I stapled some burlap to the back and hot glued a star at the middle point. I then hot glued the star to a small nail in the wall.
I added a few rustic stars…….
….along with some framed sheet music of “Stars and Stripes Forever“!
Another EASY PEASY project…..
I printed some sheet music off of a free internet site, rubbed a light coating of Annie Sloan dark wax onto the sheet music, and stuck it in an old frame!
And, there you have my non-traditional Fourth of July mantel!
Tomorrow I’ll share with you how I made some more “wooden firecrackers” in a non-traditional way!!
To see the traditional creation, click HERE!
Until next time……..