I love the Fourth of July. It is just after my birthday, it’s patriotic, and it’s during the carefree days of summer. It is truly one of my favorite holidays. And, I typically decorate for the summer before Memorial Day with all of my red, white, and blue decor. But, I haven’t shared more than a quick social media post with my Fourth of July Decorations, so I thought I would share our patriotic mantel.
July Fourth Celebrations
I have two sons on the autism spectrum and they really don’t like large fireworks displays, so we typically host friends and family at our house on the Fourth.
Fourth of July Decorations
I started with a clean fresh fireplace mantel. We just celebrated one of our son’s high school graduation, so the patriotic decor went up a little later than usual.
After the mantel was cleared and cleaned, I hung up my vintage American Flag. I love this flag so much, I found it on Etsy years ago. Then, I wove a rag banner (similar to this Simple DIY Halloween Banner) and battery lights together and hung them on the mantel.
Next, I added some decor on the mantel; a white metal bucket and a gingham fabric-wrapped can are perfect for small flags. On the opposite side of the mantel, I added some cute decorative fireworks and a vintage Fiesta-ware pitcher. In the middle, I added a vintage looking board for tea lights.
On the fireplace hearth, I filled a large metal bucket with patriotic pool towels and I added a cute sign from Nook and Cranny Decor. On the other side, I have some neutral and red-colored lightweight blankets on our blanket ladder. Then, I filled a soda crate with patriotic treats and outdoor games.
Finally, I filled in some empty spots with simple white lanterns and a bucket with outdoor games and toys covered with a fun patriotic checkers game. You can find the DIY Checkers Game tutorial on the blog.