Are you ready for the 4th of July? I can’t believe it is only three weeks away! I literally just looked at my calendar to check how far away it was and my jaw dropped! How is it that time of year again??
Since we have a mere three weeks to prepare for this festive time of year, I thought I’d share how I spruced up my home for the holiday!
This vignette kind of evolved over time, but from the very beginning, I knew I wanted it to have a vintage look to it. So I thought I’d share a few tips I try to remember when putting together a vintage-looking vignette.
First, choose a color theme and repeat it throughout your decor. This is easy for a patriotic holiday since the traditional colors are red, white, and blue. For a more vintage feel though, keep your whites more of an off white, cream, or light tan. It gives the look a more timeworn feel.
I made this banner out of vintage book pages and scrapbook paper that I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.
Speaking of vintage books, another great way to add interest to a vintage vignette is to incorporate vintage books in bold colors. Keep the binding colors in line with your theme and try to use books in all different sizes.
Mixing in natural textures like burlap, twine, and canvas is another great way to add a vintage feel to your decor. These will all add instant interest and depth to your decor even though by themselves don’t scream vintage.
Also, try to create movement in your vignette. With all the harsh edges of the books and frames I wanted to loosen things up by adding some soft lines. This curled up burlap adds texture and movement.
The USA banner softens things up, too!
Oh, and you can’t forget flowers! They add texture and softness – and a touch of natural beauty!
I try to add flowers to all of my vignettes if I have time to pick them up. They just add such a freshness that nothing else can!
Lastly, be creative! Make as many elements as you can. Since most vignettes will only be around for a season or even just a few weeks, you don’t want to spend a fortune creating them. Use what you have in your home and make what you can.
As I said earlier, I made the banner very inexpensively using vintage book pages and scrapbook paper. Then I tied it all together with some yarn I had on hand.
The crate is something I shared last week that I just gave a little update. I cut out a stencil and then painted the lettering on. Once the paint was dry, I distressed it a little to give it a more worn look. It looks like it’s been there for ages!
I hope my tips inspire you to create a vintage vignette all your own!
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And be sure to stop by and check out another awesome summer project from Crafty Texas Girls tomorrow!