I drew stars on old book pages and watercolored them blue. Some of the blank pages I watercolred red (which comes out pink or faded red as I like to call it).
I added some barnwood trim to a 3'x4' bulletin I had picked up at a garage sale. I attached the trim with brad nails.Next, you simply staple the book pages in place.
Some other fun touches for my summer mantel include a vintage picnic basket with painted spindles on it, an old camera, and a red metal pipe fitting.
In the other corner I added a red, sort of white, and blue book, my favorite little red cowboy boots and some Montana driftwood.
I love the fresh look for summer!