Summer Beachy Mantel

Last week, as I was getting ready for our annual luau party, I realized that I still had my Fourth of July mantel up.

Yeah. It’s now the end of July. I am totally on the ball.

So I decided to change it up and create a summer mantel with a laid-back, beachy vibe.

Beachy Summer Mantel from Endlessly Inspired

I bought a few things, but I used a lot of things I had around the house too.


I made the flip flop garland last year for the luau. I just clipped dollar store flip flops to a length of sisal twine with clothespins.

Beachy Summer Mantel from Endlessly Inspired

I found the summer quote on Pinterest and made the printable in PicMonkey. Then I just printed it out on a piece of card stock and clipped it to an old clipboard I had around the house. {Check Goodwill or your local thrift store for old clipboards; I see them there constantly.} I borrowed the vintage Mason jar full of shells from Mason’s room {I found a bunch of them at a garage sale last summer, and I had to get them because I loved that they said “Perfect Mason.” I have several of them on Mason’s shelf, filled with shells, marbles and small toys.}

Beachy Summer Mantel from Endlessly Inspired

I got the large starfish, silk orchid planter and small jar with the blue lid on clearance at HomeGoods. To prop up the jar, I used a couple of wooden blocks behind the reclaimed wood frame that I found at a craft show on Memorial Day. I will be doing a tutorial soon on the hemp twine lidded Mason jar, and I found the large conch shell for $2 at Goodwill.

Beachy Summer Mantel from Endlessly Inspired

I just love how it turned out, and I got a ton of compliments on it at the party.

Question: Do you change up your mantel throughout the year, or just for the holidays?

{Click here to see where I link up and party.}

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  • Lee
    July 29, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I love how Americans update their mantels when there are different events and seasons, I think we are pretty boring in New Zealand with our mantels, opting usually just to decorate at Christmas time. I think I might take on this idea and give my mantel a new look this Spring.(its mid winter here in NZ at the moment).

    Lee 🙂

  • Amie
    July 30, 2013 at 8:34 am

    The flip flop garland is awesome!! If I ever rent a beach house decorating the mantel like this would be the first thing I’d do 🙂

    found you from peacoats & plaid hop!

  • Debra Elliott
    July 30, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I used to live in Oregon and I miss the Coast, what a wonderful way to bring the beach to life! Stopping by from Blog Hop Social Linky and following.

  • Sarah
    July 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Makes me wish I had a mantel to decorate! I do have a television console, and we’ve got our TV mounted on the wall, so I’ve got a little space to play with. I love that Mason jar with shells. I’ve got a a few old bottles and jars filled with shells on the windowsill in my reading room…might have to move them to the tv console so that I can enjoy them more!

  • Judi
    July 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    The flip flop banner is adorable! So cute and clever ~ I think I still may have some decorations for the 4th on my porch, but, Labor Day will be here soon right?!! LOL ~ I love everything beach related and your mantle is really sweet 🙂 Judi

  • Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families
    July 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    I love the flip flop theme. This would be perfect for a beach house. Very creative, thank you for sharing.

  • Shawna @DakotaCreekChic
    July 31, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Love your mantel, so refreshing for summer!! Very fun! Would love to invite you over to my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party to share!

  • Krista @ the happy housie
    July 31, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Love it!! So fun… the flip flops totally add a cute fresh funny vibe to the whole thing. Glad to have found your fun blog~

  • Rachel Paxton
    August 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    So cute! I still have my American Flag star hanging on my back door… You’re not the only one. 😉 Thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods!

    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

  • Katherines Corner
    August 1, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    This is wonderful, oh my goodness you are going to love me new giveaway ( it posts tomorrow, wink) Thank you for sharing at the hop. I featured you on facebook! xo

  • Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less
    August 2, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I love everything about this mantel!! Especially the adorable flip flops!! Thanks so much for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

  • Angel Allen
    August 6, 2013 at 8:59 am

    You’ve been featured at Sew Crafty Angel today.

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