DIY 4th of July mantel

My absolute FAVORITE holiday is hands down the 4th of July!  You get freedom, family, good food and no money spent on gift giving.  Our grandpa is a vet and our uncle passed away fighting in Vietman, we grew up with a strong love of our country and are excited to celebrate it every year.  It’s fun to pull red white and blue together from found things around the house to make an easy patriotic mantel collection.  Loving this year’s DIY 4th of July mantel with our fun patriotic foam cones!

Easy 4th of July mantel! Love this patriotic decor using found things around the house. DIY 4th of July mantel, the patriotic foam cones were easy to make, inexpensive 4th of July decor!

We were challenged to create SUMMER DECOR for this month’s Make it Fun challenge.  What’s more summer than the 4th of July! We used some cones and paint to make these easy patriotic trees and love how they turned out!

Easy 4th of July mantel! Love this patriotic decor using found things around the house. DIY 4th of July mantel, the patriotic foam cones were easy to make, inexpensive 4th of July decor!

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Directions:

Easy 4th of July mantel! Love this patriotic decor using found things around the house. DIY 4th of July mantel, the patriotic foam cones were easy to make, inexpensive 4th of July decor!

  • I started by painting 2 red stripes around the cones with my thicker chalk paint brush.  I cleaned up the lines when it was dry with a tiny paint brush.
  • I then stuck a handful of 1″ star stickers on a 3rd cone and blotted on blue paint with a foam brush.  
  • Peel stickers off when dry.
  • Insert dowels leaving a 1/2″ gap at the top.
  • Tie on coordinating ribbons to the top of the dowels.
  • I staged mine with vintage mason jar lids for differing heights.

Easy 4th of July mantel! Love this patriotic decor using found things around the house. DIY 4th of July mantel, the patriotic foam cones were easy to make, inexpensive 4th of July decor!

See how I made the GOD BLESS AMERICA sign here.

Easy 4th of July mantel! Love this patriotic decor using found things around the house. DIY 4th of July mantel, the patriotic foam cones were easy to make, inexpensive 4th of July decor!

I collect the number 4 for the amount of little people I created in my home.  This vintage fellow is from thrifting at the most recent JITTM.

Easy 4th of July mantel! Love this patriotic decor using found things around the house. DIY 4th of July mantel, the patriotic foam cones were easy to make, inexpensive 4th of July decor!

Love all of Natalie Creates’ colorful flags, great to stick in diy painted jars or upcycled jars.

Easy 4th of July mantel! Love this patriotic decor using found things around the house. DIY 4th of July mantel, the patriotic foam cones were easy to make, inexpensive 4th of July decor!

Red star borrowed from my boys room.

Easy 4th of July mantel! Love this patriotic decor using found things around the house. DIY 4th of July mantel, the patriotic foam cones were easy to make, inexpensive 4th of July decor!

Visit all of our foam ideas, lots of creative uses for the easy to work with material!  See more of our 4th of July ideas like our 10 free patriotic fonts, our adorable Stars and Stripes bunting,

Cute 4th of July decor: easy bunting & giant star on your front door. #4thofJuly #bunting

plus our Patriotic Flower Pot!

Stars and stripes flower pot, perfect for year round or any patriotic holiday! via @lollyjaneblog

And if DIY’ing isn’t your thing…pop our free Patriotic Mason Jar printable into a frame (;

Cute (FREE) patriotic mason jar printable perfect for the 4th! via @lollyjaneblog #4thofJuly #printable

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2 Comments

  1. I love your patriotic mantel, and the bunting, too. The Stars & Stripes Cones are a great addition, and one the kids will have fun with, too. Thanks!

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