I'm linking up with The Shabby Next for Frugal Friday.
I've been on summer vacation since the end of May but I'm just now getting around to changing my mantle decor from Spring to Summer. And I was bound and determined to do it without spending a dime.
I just reused the window and candles from my Spring mantle. The word Summer I already had from my class at The Little Blue House.
The apothecary jar is from my Spring mantle. I just replaced the eggs that were in there with seashells from our trip to a beach in South Carolina. The starfish I had from Sophia's 2nd birthday (Nemo theme).
I added the shutter to give a beach cottage feel. I already had it from a trip to Canton (a huge flea market for $1). I had the black spray paint left over from my Command Center project. The scrapbook paper I already had. The twine I already had. And the clothespins I already had. I spray painted them light blue (I already had the spray paint). And I just found a couple of pictures to throw up there.
It felt good to make myself just use what was on hand and not spend money.