Last summer my husband helped me create an outside mantel. You can read about that project here. Since last year, the mantel has looked like this.
I was thinking it might be fun to switch things up a bit for summertime. I gathered some things I already had and purchased some others.
Found these pinwheels at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents each.
The fish is also from Hobby Lobby and was 40% off the price shown.
You guessed it...sand from Hobby Lobby.
I had this "Vacation" sign from last year.
Jute...it always adds a cool touch. I used some on a few mason jars.
I found this printable online somewhere last year (can't remember where.) I needed a new frame for it so I picked one up from Goodwill for 99 cents and spray painted it red.
Once everything was put together, here is what I came up with.
Next to the sign are a couple of my holders from my homemade candy buffet. I filled one with shells and another with a lei.
The three mason jars have jute wrapped up on top and filled with the sand that I bought.
I made this banner last year and used it indoors. It's made of pre-cut letters and scrapbook paper. I hole-punched the tops and used jute (again) to hang it.