How to Make a Branches and Burlap Frame

burlap twig frame atthepicketfence.com

This is totally a 5 minute craft. I mean, for YOU, I'm quite certain this is a 5 minute craft. For ME, on the other hand, this was one of those 'let's take something super simple and make it totally more complicated than it has to be' kind of crafts. But, I promise, in reality this is, in fact, a five minute craft. Okay, maybe 10 minutes, but … [Read more...]

Mini Rock Pumpkin Family

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Our oldest daughter celebrates her 15th birthday very close to Halloween. In fact, we brought her home from the hospital on Halloween with little pumpkin booties! Every year, we have a birthday party for her usually involving some Halloween fun. She loves to "dress up" and swears she will never stop "trick or treating", and I think I believe … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Clock Pumpkin

Chalkboard-clock-pumpkin atthepicketfence.com

Never before have I more strongly agreed with the phrase, "there's nothing new under the sun". I mean, have you SEEN Pinterest? Don't get me wrong, when I'm not feeling like a big ol' slug who knows deep down that she will NEVER end up making those '1,000 Healthy Crockpot Recipes', I really do like Pinterest. But, sometimes it seems like there … [Read more...]

Five Fun and Fabulous Pumpkin Ideas

Five fabulous pumpkin ideas from atthepicketfence.com

We have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On the one hand, we love all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. On the other hand, we hate all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. ;-) It can be so overhwelming! Especially when you see a grouping of ideas with titles like... "100 Ways to Decorate with an Empty Toilet Paper … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Decor

simple fall centerpiece atthepicketfence.com

My house looks better in the Fall. It just does. It's like it's been patient all year just waiting for this time. For the flip-flops to be replaced with socks and slippers. For the mulled cider candle to have it's inaugural lighting. For me to step out on the front porch in the early morning hours and feel that chill in the air while the … [Read more...]

How to Make a Faux Olive Jar

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It seems to me that in life, people can be divided into two categories: those who upon entering a store will head straight for the clearance section and those who don't. … [Read more...]

“Hello Fall” Free Fall Printable …

Hello Fall Printable

How many of you are getting super-duper excited about fall? I know I am. I love all things pumpkin, boots, hot apple cider, trips to the local wineries, apple picking, pumpkin patches -- and soooo much more!! I thought we might celebrated the upcoming fall festivities with a printable. You know, a way to formally welcome the season. What do you … [Read more...]

100 Fabulous Fall Projects

100 fall project ideas

So, let's get real here for a minute. Does the title "100 Fabulous Fall Projects" bring out your inner eager beaver and motivate you to dig out that fall decor and head to the craft store for supplies for all of those ideas running around in your head? Or does it just make you want to curl up in a ball somewhere rocking back and forth while … [Read more...]

Modern miniature pumpkin topiary …

Miniature Gold Pumpkin Topiary

… and National Thrift Store Day! Today is National Thrift Store Day, so we are celebrating by sharing a fun thrift store transformation and several other transformations from our fellow bloggers! Yes. these are pumpkins. yes I know it's August.  Will  you forgive me?  See here's the deal.  We're bloggers.  Specifically, we are craft, home … [Read more...]

A Recycled Bird Feeder …from a fondue pot!

  My daughter said, "You should become a blogger, Mama."It went in my right ear and out the left faster than someone's name when I first meet them. Later that year, my path took a turn, and I am forever grateful for pursuing this passion we all call "BLOGGING". It feels like yesterday when I sat at my kitchen table confused as all heck … [Read more...]