How to Decorate your Mantel for Summer

Well, I’m back again, changing my Mantle. This time I Decorated for Summer. I know, Summer is half over, but first I had my Memorial Day Mantle, then the Celebration Mantle for Andrew’s graduation and of course, the 4th of July Mantle. So, I’m just now changing it for Summer.

The Mantle is not the only place in the house that’s enjoying Summer. My Hoosier cabinet got a little Summer makeover too!

Once again, I’ve created a tutorial with a collage of pictures for you.

  1. I made this super cute pinwheel garland (look for directions on Wednesday)
  2. At one end I added a plastic sand pail
  3. And for balance, on the other end, 3 Aqua Mason Jars (my fave)
  4. I filled them with ivy and ornamental grass from the yard
  5. A bug catcher and jar of bubbles adds more whimsy
  6. And a Hawaiian lei to add even more color and texture
  7. At the other end, a Summer picture frame with a cute picture of Andrew when he was a toddler and a bright green Ice Cream glass
  8. A fun candle and pink placemat add more color
  9. And finally a pineapple candle holder and a Flip Flop bowl filled with squirt guns

Update: I posted the Pinwheel Garland Tutorial for you.

I’m linking to…Summer Mantel Party at The Lettered Cottage, Show and Tell Friday, Celebrating Summer Party


  1. That’s so cute. I wish I had done something like that. I guess it’s not too late.

  2. Absolutely ADORABLE! You are SO creative! Thanks for participating in my Tutorial Tuesday!

  3. SO cute. We’ve moved so much that I’ve never gotten into decorating. BUT it looks like were here in my in law’s house for QUITE a while. So as soon as I rip out the old nasty brick fireplace and replace it with a gorgeous wooden mantle I will totally look back at this for inspiration! SO pretty. I just don’t have the eye for it, like you obviously do! I just started a link party and I would LOVE it if you’d consider adding your crafts to it! I’m having flower headband giveaway as part of our first party too!

  4. SO cute, I love every detail!

  5. Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue says:

    I love your pinwheel garland. That is such a cute and fun idea 🙂

  6. Oh, that looks so cute- I love the little pinwheel garland! It definitely says summer, Liz!

    1. @Amy, Thanks Amy! It was super fun to make, I’ll be sharing the tutorial on Wed for it 🙂

  7. LOVE it all! Looks so summery and cute. Great job!

  8. Susie's Homemade says:

    Hey, I have some of those blue jars! I should get those out:-)

  9. I love the pinwheels! So cute, very summery mantle indeed. Visiting today from MM-

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