What do you think of my 4th of July mantel?! It’s fun right?! I know it’s a bit over the top but I’m pretty sure that’s what America and Americans are like right? ? We’re a bit over the top and we like it that way. For all of my international readers, I’m hoping that you could use some of these ideas for your country’s Independence Day or maybe you could decorate for the country that you’re routing for in the World Cup! That has been on non stop in our house and has been fun to watch! Anyway, Let me go over the mantle a bit and then I’ll show you how I made the felt ball garland. It was so cheap and easy! So let’s start with the mantel breakdown:
The links that I added are similar ones that I found on Amazon for you since the Target items are seasonal. Hopefully that’s helpful:
The top flag garland, wood flag pieces, blue jars, USA pieces (these letters would be cheap to buy and paint yourself) and the US wood cut out are all from the dollar spot at Target that I’ve accumulated throughout the years. I had no idea that I had that much patriotic stuff all from Target! I have a problem. The little fabric pendants are from quilting fabric squares that I cut and made into garland. The bunting pieces are here and I’m obsessed with them! I love when people hang them below their windows and on their balconies! It’s so patriotic but classy! Lastly, fresh flowers in red, white and blue because fresh flowers are never a mistake and they make me happy!
Alright, that was way too detailed, so let’s get to how I made the pom pom felt ball garland!
Here are the supplies I used. I know that you see red felt sheets but I didn’t end up using them. I still had lots of thread left over from this project, so I just used it for my garland.
I got these packs of pom poms at Walmart but here are similar white and red ones on amazon. Walmart didn’t have blue pom pom balls for some reason. I was annoyed but felt too lazy to go to another store, so I just bought a few sheets of navy blue felt.(this link is for a pack, but it’s the cheapest I could find) It’s always so inexpensive in stores so if it didn’t work out, I would be fine with it!
Now onto the navy blue garland…
Isn’t that so simple?! I was worried that the felt circles wouldn’t look good with the pom poms but I think they turned out pretty great:
This was such a fun finishing touch to my 4th of July mantel:
This was so easy, I probably will need to make more colors for every occasion! What do you think?! Will you be making one? I’d love to see your mantels and garland that you end up using! Thank you for reading and checking this out, hope you’re inspired! Happy 4th! Love you all!
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