American Flag Candle Log

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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

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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...]

Leg Warmers & Last Minute 4th of July Ideas!

Last Minute 4th of July ideas from atthepicketfence.com

Once upon a time there were two little girls. They spent their days in an imaginary world. Sometimes they were on the prairie collecting eggs and doing daily battle with Nellie Olsen. Other days they were Super Girl and Wonder Woman. Robes became capes and knee socks did double duty as the most fabulous boots in the universe. And every 4th of July they locked the door to their bedroom where they conspired and practiced before pulling on their leotards and leg warmers.   … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Beverage Stand

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Krazy Glue for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I'm officially declaring this the summer of kids movie theme songs getting stuck in my head. Just when I start to think that I've finally buried them deep enough in the recesses of my mind something will come along and just yank it back out again and I'm fairly certain that 'Let it Go' and 'Everything is Awesome' will haunt me for the rest of my life. And I now have a whole new … [Read more...]

Bandana Rosette 4th of July Shirt

How to make a bandana rosette 4th of July shirt

I have to be completely honest with you. Technically this is supposed to be a 5 Minute Craft. And it totally would have been. Except I received an invitation to a tea party from a little girl who was trying to teach manners to her brother who was pretending to be a cheetah. I don't ask questions. I just GO! Wouldn't you? But, if you didn't have to attend a tea party with a cheetah who kept being reprimanded for burping out loud and not holding up his pinkie finger/paw when … [Read more...]

Recycled Bottles Patriotic Centerpiece

Patriotic Recycled Bottle Centerpiece

It's time for another Take Five: Five Minute Craft! One of the most frugal and fun ways to decorate your table for the summer holidays is using recycled bottles! The options are endless with the myriad of paint colors and craft supplies available. I chose a classic patriotic “red, white and blue” color scheme for my recycled bottle centerpiece! This little centerpiece project couldn’t be easier to make,  I was able to whip this up for a patriotic tablescape in no time! … [Read more...]

Last Minute 4th of July Decor & Recipes!

Last Minute 4th of July Decor and Recipes atthepicketfence.com

Don't you just love it when kids are singing "My Country Tis of Thee" and they say "sweet land of 'liver'ty"? Or when they are saying the Pledge of Allegiance and instead of indivisible they say invisible? There is nothing quite like watching a child develop a sense of patriotism and pride in their nation and no time is that more true than on the 4th of July! This holiday is about being together with family and friends and celebrating the freedoms we are so blessed to have. And it should also … [Read more...]

Recycled Patriotic Party Ideas for the 4th of July

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How often do we find ourselves wanting to host a fun summer party, but we are intimidated by the cost and the preparation?!  I love to gather friends and family together on warm summer afternoons and evenings, but I don't like the  idea of spending all day preparing food and drinks and a lot of money on decorating. Summer gatherings do NOT have to be expensive or time consuming! Why not let your food and beverages set the tone for your party color scheme! Use large galvanized buckets to cool … [Read more...]

A Picket Fence 4th of July!

Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecrackers from At The Picket Fence

Can you tell how much we LOVE celebrating our nation’s Birthday?!!As we are busily preparing to enjoy this holiday with family and friends, we thought we would do a recap of all of our 4th of July Projects we have shared with you over the last couple of weeks. Some of them are so simple that you could still get them done in time for your own celebrations!So, let’s take a look back at A Picket Fence 4th of July!“4th of July Jello Firecracker Shots”“Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecrackers”“Tissue Paper … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Décor on a Budget

Oh, Target.I am drawn to you like a moth to a flame and yet I so often find myself “zapped” when I get to the check-out line and see how much I managed to spend. So, when I saw that you had some 4th of July themed packages of tissue paper in your $1 bins I rejoiced and may or may not have done a little jig right then and there.My kids love it when I do that in public! Of course, as usual, I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with this awesome deal.Enter Pinterest. God bless it…oh, and … [Read more...]