Do you ever look at your mantle and think, “I’d love to decorate that for the holidays, but its just too expensive?” That was me. On Pinterest, I would see all these fabulous mantle decor ideas – but the items they were using were WAY out of my budget. I decided to see what I could do with a budget, some items I already had, and a little bit of creativity – and this is what I came up with.
Disclosure: I got these products as part of an advertorial.
Most of you know Oriental Trading sells party and craft supplies, but do you know they also sell other items? They have several decor items that can be incorporated into your home decor easily and without breaking the budget! A few statement pieces, and you are on your way to a beautiful mantle display for 4th of July!
Most of us are not trying to be featured in a popular home magazine, we just want to decorate for a holiday or season. Don’t be afraid to use what you already have, even if it isn’t considered “traditional” decor. Below, I used the flag that was draped on my father’s casket. Not normally something you would see as a focal point in a mantle display, but it fit my theme. The burlap banner is a party decoration from Oriental Trading, but with a pair of scissors (it was too long), nails, and a hammer – I had a burlap banner for my mantle.
Don’t be afraid to pull items from other rooms. The gold stars have been in my dining room for years – but, they fit the theme so I pulled them into the design. Never be afraid to think outside the box to get the look you are going for. Toys, kitchen items, memorabilia – it’s all fair game! Let your mantle reflect your personality and decor style.
Some tips for decorating your mantle:
- Choose your theme
- Determine what items you already have that can be used or repurposed for your theme
- If you are on a budget, choose a few statement pieces that fit with your theme (Oriental Trading is a great source!)
- Don’t be afraid to change it if something isn’t working
- Be creative and have fun!
Now, go create something fun and make sure you check out Oriental Trading for some cute accent pieces that won’t break your budget!
In exchange for this post and review, I received accent pieces including a burlap banner, barn stars, and cross decoration. All opinions and statements are my own and were not influenced in any way by the compensation received. Please see my disclosure for more information.