Hi there! It’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com and it’s great to be back this month at the Picket Fence with 6 clever, easy, and affordable repurposed wreath ideas from all over blog land. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love all wreaths, but when folks come up with clever ways to repurpose items into a beautiful “wreath”, it inspires me to want to try it, too. By the way, if you’re really into wreaths like me, I’ve created all sorts of wreaths for all the seasons on my blog, so I hope you’ll join me there, too (subscribe here).
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“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley
Does anyone else feel like Valentine’s Day was created just to help break up the dreary winter? I always think of it as a mile marker along the way to Spring and today I have some fantastic Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day ideas to help make the holiday extra special for the ones you love.
If you are planning on staying in, why not make something sweet for your sweetheart. These recipes are so easy!
5 Cute Christmas Ideas from redheadcandecorate.com
Good morning, friends! It’s me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com, stopping over today to share 5 cute Christmas ideas for decorating your home this holiday season. I really enjoy decorating for Christmas the most out of all of the holidays, and sometimes I try to think “outside the box” when doing so. It’s funny, because in a lot of ways I am very traditional in my decorating style, but then I love to throw in an element of surprise to kind of catch folks off guard. I like to have fun with it, and between you and I, sometimes my kids have to settle me down when decorating and tell me it’s time for bed!
I truly hope my ideas inspire you to try something you’ve never tried before…or maybe just sit back and drink hot cocoa while I do all of the decorating. Doesn’t that sound good about now?
Hat as a Tree Topper
Hi friends! Can you believe it’s already November?! My Thanksgiving meal plans are already well underway and while it may vary from year to year, it is never complete without my pecan and sweet potato pies. I think I would be forgiven for leaving the main attraction i.e. Tom Turkey off of the menu but never for forgetting these two dessert favorites!
I love serving them on my wood slice serving trays and I wanted to give you a chance to make some of these yourself for the holiday season.
They are a fun way to bring the outdoors in for the holidays and these rustic refined DIY wood slice Thanksgiving serving trays have just the right amount of bling to make them a perfect addition to your holiday dinners!
Stacked or standing side by side, your desserts will take center stage when displayed on these serving trays. Finish them off with a favorite quote or saying to make them truly personal and unique!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Wood rounds (can be purchased at hobby and craft stores or use rounds cut from stumps) / wood craft feet and rounds (purchased from hobby and craft stores) / wood glue / gilding liquid and paint brush / wood burning tool and letter stamps (optional for lettering)
One morning, while upstairs putting on my makeup, I had the news on in the background and, as always, had my ears tuned to the weather segment. It was finally time for Mr. Al Roker to have his turn. He weaved his weather prediction magic and soon I knew just what the temps would be all over the country.
But when it came time to talk about the west coast, specifically my beautiful Pacific NW, he just kind of casually waved his arm and said, “And there will be rain in the Pacific NW.” I stopped dead in my tracks…eyeliner in one hand and coffee cup in the other, unsure if I had heard correctly or if in my usual morning stupor I had misunderstood him.
There’s something a little odd still about walking through the grocery store, cart filled with almond milk, apples and a industrial size pack of paper towels, and finding the latest magazine on the newsstands with your photos and project in it. There’s that moment when your eyes land on the cover you’ve been searching for every time you run in to a store for something…and when you finally spy it, you feel giddy as you start to turn the pages looking for your feature.
You are tempted to point it out to every poor soul that happens to take a detour down the books and magazine aisle, wondering if they can fully appreciate a “tissue paper pumpkin” as much as you hope the readers of Cottages and Bungalows will. In the check out line, you silently dialogue the conversation in your brain on how you can subtly point out to the casher and the teenage boy bagging your groceries your feature, because you know HE will be interested (grin) that you have tissue paper pumpkins in a magazine. You decide against it though, on the off chance they will all nod their heads and smile at you and look at each other with a glance as if to say, “we’ve got another kooky one in the line.” So, you take your bagged up groceries, with your Cottages and Bungalows magazine proudly tucked into the seat of your cart and you rush to the car so you can fully appreciate ALL of the beautiful fall projects and homes in the Fall edition! Beautiful work from friends like our contributor, Julie of Redhead Can Decorate, where you can see her FULL house tour! Also another lovely home tour from our friend Michael of Inspired Charm and a few other fun pumpkin projects like our fellow bloggers Amy of Atta Girl Says Metal Foil Pumpkins!
And if you’re REALLY in the mood for FALL now, here are THREE more fun At The Picket Fence pumpkin projects!
Well, my friends, I’ve committed a major blogging faux pas. In my eagerness to complete a makeover I didn’t take any ‘before’ photos.
But, you have to understand. You see, I had been trying to find just the right thing to fill this wall in our bedroom. I knew what I didn’t want but I just couldn’t seem to find what I did want. I didn’t want a mirror or paintings, I wanted something just a bit…different.
And then one day as I was digging around on the clearance shelves of a discount store, I spotted them.
Hello? Hello? Do you remember me? I’m the sister who disappeared for awhile from the picket fence and I’ve missed you all so much! I’ll be back soon with a much longer post where I will share with you what has been happening in my life lately and why you haven’t heard much from me lately but until then it’s time for a little Friday Flashback!
I don’t know about you but I always think I’m going to get SO much done in the summer. It’s like I experience short-term memory loss because all I have to do is look back at previous summers to realize that there really aren’t as many lazy days as we think there will be. Between moving to a new house (can’t wait to show it to you guys soon!) and a lot of other life stuff, I just simply haven’t had the time to do a lot of creating. So, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at one of my favorite projects.
Today I’m showing you (again) how to make framed fabric wall art for inexpensive and custom art!