Fourth of July Patriotic Mantel Decor

Opening my bin of Independence Day decorations is like being greeted by old friends. These decorations are some of my favorite projects ever, and I’m still so proud of what I made.

This year, we finally have the space to decorate and of course, I had to do a fun mantel display. You have to check out how patriotic (and slightly nerdy) this turned out!

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Pegboard Cross Stitch Artwork with Ribbon

Sometime last year, I came across a pin that featured artwork made of cross stitching with yarn on a pegboard.  I loved the look of it, but as an avid cross stitcher, I disliked how sparse they appeared.  The yarn left quite a bit of white space showing through.  After some brainstorming, I decided to give ribbon a try.
I had two cuts of pegboard sitting around.  Once upon a time ago, I had dreamed of using them to organize my crafts.  That never came to fruition, so now I had two cuts of 2.5′ x 3′ cuts of pegboards just begging for new life.

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