We're skipping straight to the 4th of July mantle.
This mantle is the epitome of design on a dime. Actually $4. I don't have any extra decorating money right now, so I used a few of my blow dollars to add a tad bit. Most of it comes as courtesy of my mom. 9 items on this mantle were given to me by my mom at some point over the last 10 years. It's not my favorite mantle, but it's kinda growing on me. If I run across something else over the next month that really grabs me, I'll add it. But right now, this is it. I had almost all of it here at home. I purchased the flowers and the red candle at the dollar store.
So, all and all it came together pretty well. And quickly. I struggled with the last 2 mantles, but this one was pretty easy for me. Someday when I can work mantle decorations in our budget I'll be able to pull off more expensive looks, but I'd say this one is not too shabby for $4!