Neutral Wood Fourth of July Mantel – Farmhouse/Cottage Style. FIVE easy DIY elements to create a neutral Fourth of July mantel. Neutral elements are easy to integrate into any type of decor.
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Neutral Fourth of July Works With Any Decor
I have a hot pink rug that I love. I got it out for Summer and it makes me so happy! But I didn’t know what to do about decorating for Fourth of July with our hot pink rug. I knew that hot pink and red would NOT work together. So I decided to leave the rug I love out and incorporated neutral Fourth of July decor instead!
Wood Elements are Perfect for the Fourth of July
this neutral Fourth of July mantel was inspired by a wood flag I found in Target’s Dollar Spot. I loved the different tones of wood in the flag and I thought the different stains of wood would be so pretty in a neutral Fourth of July mantel.
FIVE Easy Elements to Create a Neutral Fourth of July Mantel
Four easy elements you can create to create a beautiful neutral Fourth of July mantel or vignette
Create a Fourth of July Mantel Focal Point
A large element on the mantel looks great and really grounds the mantel. Since the wood flag was the inspiration for this mantel, I decided to create a flower wreath to centerpiece the flag. And to make an even bigger statement I decided to frame the wreath inside of pretty wood frame.
Frame a Flower and Flag Wreath
I stained a plain wood frame that has been sitting in my basement. I used gel stain and all I did was dip a damp paper towel in the stain and then I rubbed it on the wood until I got the depth of stain I wanted. The nice thing about gel stain is that you can also wipe some off while it is still wet if the stain is darker than intended.
Wrap The Glass in Fabric
Once the stain was dry, I wrapped the glass in burlap and secured it in the back with tape. Now it was ready for the wreath
Create a Flower and Flag Wreath
I added white and pale green hydrangeas to a wreath form and attached the flag. I am sharing a detailed tutorial on how to create this neutral Fourth of July wreath on the blog tomorrow. Once the wreath was done I hot glued the ribbon at the top to the frame.
Stain Wood Stars
These stars are from Hobby Lobby. They come unfinished. I stained the smaller star the same stain color as the wood frame.
Add Flowers to Star Candle Holders
The galvanized star candle holders were $1 at the Dollar Spot last year. Instead of adding candles, I added faux flowers that echo the ones in the wreath. Then I tied ribbon around the candle holders and on the handles to tie in with the ribbon on the garlands.
Layer Fourth of July Garlands
Layering garlands creates more interest and texture to your mantel or vignette. I used a giant pom pom garland that I have used for a few different holidays. It’s neutral and I love the shape of the pom poms. I also added two garlands of wood stars with little lights and two garlands of wood stars. These garlands are also from Target’s Dollar Spot. I added matching ribbon to the garlands.
Add Elements to the Bottom of the Fireplace
Once the top of the mantel was done, I decorated the bottom of the fireplace. Galvanized containers and added faux flowers. Then I tied a navy and cream ribbon around the containers. I also added a small vintage chair and a star marquee sign. Adding items to the bottom of the mantel draws the eye downward and adds a finishing touch to the mantel or vignette.
I also added a little vignette to our coffee table since it sits right in front of the mantel. The wood stand is from Ikea and I added a striped vase a candle holder and flowers!
Today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Summer Mantel or Vignette Styling Ideas as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series…
Have a Creative Day!