I have been working on a couple of fun summer projects for my mantel lately and thought that I would show you what I have finished so far.
First of all, my sisters and I got together and made these fun firecrackers. They are super simple to make and totally inexpensive. I really love the way that they turned out!
The frames were a cream color, but I decided to freshen them up a little bit and painted them white. I am so glad that I did because it really made a huge difference in the way that it all came together. It was a subtle change, but one that was worth it. I filled the frames with some of my favorite summer-y pictures.
I have been toying with the idea of making a pennant for a while now. They are so fun and cute, I just have never found one that I just HAD to make. After I made the firecrackers, I thought it would be fun to make one that goes on my mantel that is 4th of July-ish. I really like the way it turned out too. It is also a super easy and inexpensive project. All you need is a couple of scrapbook papers, some brads, grommets and a sack from Roberts. (Yes, that is what I used for the brown behind. See…..cheap!) I added a little detail by stitching around the pennant sides with my sewing machine. I think it really makes it even cuter.
Here it is all put together. I really like it so far, but feel like it is missing something. Any suggestions? I am all ears!