When summer arrives, all things red, white and blue come out to decorate the house during this time. With Memorial Day, Flag Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day all falling within the summer season, it is the appropriate time for such decorations.
The mantle above the fireplace is one spot that always finds a special decoration to fit a theme. This year I changed things up just a bit. Using the Angled Sign Holders (20001CR) I created postcard size cards using various papers and adding die-cut letters using my Silhouette machine to spell out AMERICA. Adding to the mantle decor is a very simple garland made from torn strips of fabric that are knotted onto a jute cord.
The VersaGrip™ Sign Holder (20007CR) made the perfect thing to hang another handmade banner to a window area. The longer clamp was clipped to the top edge of the curtain and the smaller clip holds the string from the banner. Rosettes made from coordinating papers are attached to the clip with heavy duty glue dots.
Another banner was made from handmade papers and some scanned images. It hangs from the front steel door with star shaped magnets that were die-cut from Deflecto Magnet Sheets with Supergrip Sign Holders (20002CR) attached to hold the banner cord.