Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Nautical Themed Summer Mantel

Here is my completed 2013 nautical themed summer mantel.

Here is the YouTube video to see a whole tour of the mantel .
I decided on a nautical them using the colors navy blue, red, yellow, and white.
I love the bright colors and will leave these decorations out until the beginning of September.

You can see how I made this rolled paper topiary here.  I bought this sailboat at Hobby Lobby. 

I found this boat paddle at Academy sporting goods store for $10. You can see how I painted and stenciled it here. I used some jute rope to tie it onto my faux window. 

I have been using these Home letters since I created my winter mantel. I knew that I wanted to change up the "O" each season.  You can see how I made this wreath here. Love the colors!

I re-used a jar from my stash to hold some seashells and sand that we had leftover from past beach trips.
I bought three new candles from Hobby Lobby that are coconut scented. I glued on some jute rope to the bottom of each candle. 
The red lighthouse came from Hobby Lobby and I covered the book boxes in tissue paper back in January and have used these for each season. 

For my fireplace cover, I found this cute starfish garland at Michael's. I think it looks great on my fireplace cover and was my finishing touch to this whole mantel design. 

For my red lanterns, I added some blue marbles to look like water and added some more seashells. The marbles and seashells are from Michael's. 

My faux candles are on a timer and come on in the evening. I love the warmth that it adds in the evening to my fireplace. 

Well that is my summer 2013 mantel. I love the colors and simplicity. 

I hope you are inspired!!

See you on the next post. 

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  1. This is really cute. I would love for you to link up at my weekly linky party! http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-6.html


  2. Very cute!! I like the hanging starfish, so many clever ideas here!

  3. Hi Shelly! SO glad that you started following my blog so that I could find yours. Your mantel is fabulous!!!

  4. I agree with Aphra, I was going to say the exact same thing haha. Love all you make and yes I'm so glad you found me! Can't wait to see what you'll create next!


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