It’s been so hot here in North Texas that I’ve been hard pressed to do anything but float in the pool. My procrastination is why I spent the last weekend getting all of my last minute 4th of July decor completed. Well, that and my sweet sister is coming in for the weekend.
I started with the front porch and worked my way through the castle. Sprinkling a little 4th of July cheer as I went.
I learned a lot as I was decorating for the 4th.
Once you have glitter in the house, it never really goes away. EVER!
I really need a mani/pedi.
My mailbox needs to have a little overhaul. More on that later.
The front door has a festive wreath. Filled with glitter!
The flower pots have a patriotic feel with small American flags!
I bought several buntings a few years ago and have never found a good place for them.
Not sure this is the best place either, but couldn’t resist putting at least one of them out.
I was cleaning out my Pinterest pins when I came across a monogramed mailbox.
I quickly cut a vinyl monogram out on my Silhouette and couldn’t wait to install it.
Thats when I found that my mailbox has rusted and the rust has spread to the stone address marker.
Ugh. How have I not noticed this before?
Definitely a facelift in it’s future!
Adding the monogram is the easy part.
Just cut it out.
Clean the mailbox.
As I was cleaning I couldn’t help but think it was time for a Mani!
Then I dropped the cleaning cloth and realized that I could benefit from a Pedi too…
Rub on the vinyl.
I wanted to add red, white and blue stars.
Unfortunately, I was out of red vinyl.
What I love about this project is I can change it with the seasons.
I honestly don’t know why I haven’t done this sooner?
Remember I said that it was hot?
I’m not one to sit a lot with out a project.
So, I decided to make a little decoration for my fireplace mantle.
A few flags and a new patriotic banner help get my living room 4th of July ready.
I saved my favorite part for last.
Y’all know how I love to hang paper lanterns on the partio!
I hung these same ones last year.
Honestly, these are my favorite last minute 4th of July decor.
They make me smile as I sit under them drinking my early morning tea.
My heart sings when I look at them in the evening when the patio lights are on.
I hope that you have finished your last minute decorating and are gearing up for the fireworks, fireflies and the fun of summer!
Until next time….