I know it seems a little early to start our Summer Decorating, but I got so busy that the Hoosier Cabinet never got decorated for Spring. So I gathered up my scrapbook paper and looked over the colors for inspiration. I was planning on using the Lifestyle Crafts Fancy Envelope Tabs Die Cuts to make a banner, and then spotted the red,white and blue paper and quickly decided a Summer Theme would be perfect.

We have started to prepare the house for Nick’s graduation party, so every little bit that I can get done now will help later.

Bringing in all the elements that we love about Summer, I added items for a Picnic, roasting S’Mores and Baseball. A large part of our Summer is spent at the ball park and Nick’s graduation party will be a Baseball Theme {more on that soon}, so the Baseball Mitt was a perfect addition.

On the top, I added an Antique Metal Picnic Basket, a flag that belonged to my great-grandfather, Aqua Mason Jars and a pitcher filled with ivy cut from the yard and a few red,white and blue items to add some color.

On the middle shelf, I added a very old Colonial Banner and the Baseball Mitt.

More of my favorite…Aqua Mason Jars were added to the next shelf, a slice of watermelon, some Chocolate Kisses and Summer spelled out with Scrabble Tiles..fun!

Then came the goodies for a picnic and our favorite…S’Mores! The giant marshmallows in the jar, graham crackers, chocolate bars and the marshmallow roasting sticks. A Vintage Gingham Check Apron and a glass pitcher filled with red and blue straws and more Scrabble Tiles spelling Picnic completed the shelf.

And now…this adorable and SUPER easy Summer Flag Banner

Summer Banner Supplies:

Directions:

  1. Cut out the tags and mark the middle where the string will lay
  2. Add glue to one edge
  3. Place on string and fold over, press to seal the edges
  4. Hang and enjoy!

I hope my Hoosier Cabinet inspires you to start your Summer Decorating, and of course, if you don’t have a Hoosier…you can certainly use these ideas to decorate your Mantel or other spot in your home.

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Disclosure: I received Lifestyle Crafts Products for my review. As always, the opinions are my own.

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