White and Gold Decoupage Pumpkins

white and gold decoupage pumpkins

I'll never forget that dress...It was gold and white lamé checked with a black velvet bodice.  The perfect 1987 homecoming dress.  The black velvet bow I found for my hair was the icing on the cake. Lamé...do they even make dresses in lamé anymore.... because they should!  The subtle (or not so subtle) sheen picked up the pulsating lights on the dance floor perfectly. … [Read more...]

Ballard Designs Monogrammed Wall Plaque Knock-Off

Door Mat Turned Wall Plaque Ballard Designs knock-off

I have a bit of a ritual when it comes to receiving the latest issues of my favorite catalogs or magazines. I never look at them right away. Oh sure, I might allow myself a quick glance through. But rarely does the mail come to our house at a time with things are calm and relaxed. Frankly, sometimes I wonder if those times are just urban legends. ;-) I want to savor that new catalog or magazine. I want to peruse it at my leisure. Preferably without anyone asking me for a snack. … [Read more...]

American Flag Candle Log


Hello At the Picket Fence friends! It's me, Julie, from redheadcandecorate.com. You might be wondering if I didn't realize that YESTERDAY was Memorial Day and thinking this project is too late. But decorating our home for Memorial Day and The Fourth of July has always been something I truly look forward to and enjoy. The American flag is so beautiful...it makes it so easy because no matter where I display it (or what time of the year), it seems to belong. Last year, I decided to take things a … [Read more...]

Patriotic Ideas and Projects


It's that time of the year again. When red, white and blue take center stage and we completely ignore the fact that the craft stores already have Christmas items on the shelves. Because, we don't want to rush through this season, do we? No way! This is the time when we celebrate longer days, warmer air and bare feet. And, more importantly, this is the season when we celebrate our great country and what a privilege it is to live here. … [Read more...]

Ballard Designs Pillow Knock-Off

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I need to tell you something. I went into Michael's Crafts the other day and realized that it had been at least 2 months since I had last been there. Now, this might not seem like a really big deal to you but believe me, it is. You see, there was a time when I was there weekly. Sometimes twice a week. I was eagerly trying to come up with projects and crafts that I could show right here on the blog and many times I found myself wandering around the store just hoping a brilliant idea would … [Read more...]

Science Themed Birthday Party Ideas

When my daughter was 4 ½ her greatly anticipated Christmas gift was a pair of plastic safety goggles and a Mind Blowing Science kit.  Fast-forward a year and a half and a few dozen Steve Spangler episodes on youtube and she’s pretty confident that any opportunity is a good one to test the laws of science. Why limit yourself to a beaker and a test tube when you can use an empty bathtub at a friend’s house and a full bottle of shampoo?  All in the name of science!  So it was fitting that we … [Read more...]

Nesting Trays Makeover

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I have a tray obsession. I don't believe in past lives, but if I did, I'm quite sure I could be convinced that I was some kind of servant. Maybe even a ladies maid at Downton Abbey. ;-) I have no idea why exactly it is that I love trays so much but I always find myself gravitating towards them in a store. I pick them up, study them, want to put them in my cart and take them home but then have to stop myself as I think about how many trays I not only have on display in my house but also how … [Read more...]

Capturing a Memory

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Moms everywhere know the truth about Mother's Day. It's not the perfectly arranged floral bouquet or the velvet lined box holding expensive jewelry or even the breakfast delivered in bed on a fancy tray that we hold closest to our hearts. It's those priceless hand-made, covered in glitter, framed by popsicle sticks, dripping in glue gifts from our children which are the truest treasures.   … [Read more...]

Repurposed Candelabra Flower Planter


Hello folks, it's me Julie from Redhead Can Decorate! Spring has finally sprung in the Midwest! I'm hoping it has where you live, too. If it has, it's time to get our hands dirty and dust off our flower pots! Today, I'm sharing a very easy, affordable, and innovative flower pot idea. Introducing my "Repurposed Candelabra Flower Planter". … [Read more...]