Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Paint Chip Garland…and Summer Mantel

If you are looking for Red, White, and Blue ideas, today is your lucky day!  I am so excited to be part of an Amazing round-up of Red, White, and Blue projects…Like 110 Projects!  Right here… Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue final logo (2) Woohoo, right!  It’s a one-stop shop for all of your Red, White, and Blue inspiration!  

 Well, it’s no secret I have a thing for paint swatches.  Honestly though, I typically do not do a lot of decorating in the red, white, and blue color scheme.  A few flags here and there, but that’s about it.  But…Red is my oldest’s favorite color.  He’s always asking why I don’t use more red when I’m decorating.  So, I pulled out some red for this Summer’s decor.  He noticed right away. Not only did I create a simple red, white, and blue garland, but I decorated my entire mantle.

First, I’ll show you how I made the garland where the hardest part was stringing the pieces.  

Here’s what you’ll need… Paint-chip-garland-supplies {paper cutter, paint swatches, scissors, and twine}

Start with a selection of paint samples in red, white, and blue.  Trace a star shape on back of the blue swatches.   Paint chip garland- tracing stars Cut both the red and white swatches in half the long way. Use a small hole punch to punch holes in each piece. paint chip garland- prepped paint chips pieces String onto bakers twine and you have a fun, festive garland perfect for a Patriotic mantel. Stars and Stripes festive mantel

Patriotic Summer Mantel I One Krieger Chick Nothing fancy…The wall gets pretty busy as it is…A few checked napkins clipped up with clothes pins on a rope.  Layered with stars and stripes… Red-white-and-blue-mantel at OneKriegerChick

 A mason jar with a couple flags…A lantern I found and painted cream…


 Plaid thermoses…love these…

OneKriegerChick Summer Mantel 2014

A fourth of July Picnic…I think the red is growing on me…Fun for now, anyway…

Here are ALL of the projects included…go ahead, check them out…



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**A HUGE Thank You to Abbey at The Cards We Drew for putting this all together…make sure to stop by her blog and give her a Shout Out for all of her hard work and her Genius idea!**

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      onekriegerchick says

      You are so sweet, Rachel! I love garlands too…such a simple update for almost any space (and they’re quick too!)
      Happy Day!

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thanks so much…you are too sweet! Paint swatches are such an awesome (and free) crafting medium. So many possibilities!
      Hope you’re having a great week!

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      onekriegerchick says

      Yay! Thanks so much…so glad you like it! Love the easy crafts, right!
      Happy Day!


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