{The Great Paper Mantel Challenge} My 4th of July Mantel

Fabulous Fourth Mantel at A Night Owl

This week, I’m participating in The Great Paper Mantel Challenge with Emily from 52 MantelsEmily had her readers vote on a mantel theme for this challenge, and all-paper won! So for my paper mantel, I decided to go with a 4th of July theme so that it can get us into the spirit of the holiday, and also allow me to keep it up for at least a month! Hehe! More bang for your buck, right?

The first thing I decided to make was a large paper flag. I simply used strips of colored cardstock and white cardstock stars modge podged onto a piece of cardboard. Next I decided to come up with a fun 4th of July subway printable (that you can download for FREE below), and simply glued that to a fun striped piece of paper. Lastly, what better to make with paper that has a fun and festive Summer feel than pinwheels? I have seen so many in stores and on party displays lately that I just knew that it would give the mantel a fun and effortless feel. I hope you enjoy how it all came together. I do! Really simple, but I loved the challenge that just using paper provided and love the light airy feeling that it gives our entryway. Bring on the holidays! 

Fabulous Fourth Mantel at A Night Owl


Fabulous Fourth Mantel at A Night Owl


Fabulous Fourth Mantel at A Night Owl


Fabulous Fourth Mantel at A Night Owl


Fabulous Fourth Mantel at A Night Owl


Fabulous Fourth Mantel at A Night Owl


Fabulous Fourth Mantel at A Night Owl


And here are your FREE printables! Just click on the color combo that you’d like and you can download!
A huge thank you to Emily for this opportunity to join in all the festive fun. I’ve loved seeing all the other mantels submitted so far! Make sure you stop by and check them out! There are links listed below!

52 Mantels

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  1. says

    SO cute, Kimberly!! I love everything about this! I’ve pinned the free printable and it will definitely be used in my home!!!

    Thanks so much for participating!! Your paper mantel turned out GREAT!

  2. says

    This is too cute! I like the arrangement of the pinwheels!! Thank you so much for the printable -that is something I cannot do right now (need a new desktop) and I love the use of different fonts, I think I would become a font junkie! I know what I will be using for my entry way for the 4th now! It has been fun participating in the challenge with you. Thanks again!!

  3. says

    Those pinwheels are just fantastic! It all flows so perfectly.

  4. says

    So fun and festive! I love it. I hope you’ll link this up to my Patriotic Project Parade.


  5. says

    This is so cute. We will need to try this. Our son has just had his final discharge, so this is our first 4th with him in 4 years. It will be a celebration.

  6. says

    Your mantel looked FABULOUS!!! Everything looks perfect! Great printables too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Don’t forget to swing by this evening.. I can’t wait to see what you link up! :)


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