Homemade Valentines Day Gifts

10 homemade valentines day gift ideas atthepicketfence.com

Sometimes there are years when we just wanna buy ready-made stuff. Sometimes making something from scratch just sounds so exhausting. Sometimes we don't even want to think about it let alone create it. Sometimes all we want to do is to buy the box of Valentine's Day cards and have our kids sign their names on them without having to get all extra fancy schmancy Pinterest-y and making personalized, individualized, customized, one-of-a-kind gifts for each kid in their class knowing all along … [Read more...]

How to Paint a Pillow


Hello, At the Picket Fence friends…it's me, Julie from Redhead Can Decorate. I'm back at the fence, and I'm ready to start 2015 with a little something you may have never thought of trying... I painted a pillow… Last month, while browsing through our Good Will store here in Michigan, my daughter and I came across a throw pillow that cost $3.99. It was very plain, but in very good condition. … [Read more...]

Our Song ~ A Personalized Record

Personalized our song framed record atthepicketfence.com

Before I say anything else I would like to just mention two things... First of all, this is the totally awesome project I had all planned to show you on Wednesday before things went horribly awry. Of course, as it turned out, the day ended up being pretty awesome anyway but you'll have to go back and read more about that here.   … [Read more...]

Sequined Heart Valentines Day Accessories

handmade valentine's day accessories from atthepicketfence.com

 Valentines Day is a day of sweet memories for me.  Of waking up as a child to a pink & red wrapped gift on my bed and special treats at the table. Memories of care packages filled with home baked goodies to share with friends in my dorm room.  And post-college memories of sidesplitting belly laughs with girlfriends at my annual Valentine’s Day party where the wine flowed & the girls one-upped each other with dating disaster stories. … [Read more...]

Date Night and a Chalkboard Word Search Puzzle

Valentine's Day date night at home atthepicketfence.com

It was the summer of 2003. My husband and I were sitting outside at a restaurant enjoying the warmth of the evening and sipping on our glasses of wine. Our newborn son slept soundly in his carrier at our feet and we smiled smugly at each other across the table as if to say, "Why do people always make it sound like life has to stop when you have kids? Here we are having a nice dinner out as though nothing has changed at all! The baby will be asleep for at least 2 hours and if he does fuss it's … [Read more...]

Take Five: DIY Poppers for Valentines Day

DIY poppers for Valentine's Day

  I miss those days.  When they came home with a list of classmates and we headed to the store to carefully pick out the perfect pack of Valentines for their classes.   We've had Hello Kitty, and Princesses.  We've had Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Super Heroes. It was pre-Pinterest so I never had a chance to make all of those cute homemade ideas, when they were little, but they still had so much fun choosing each one for a certain classmate. Then, all of a sudden you … [Read more...]

Five Minute Valentine’s Day Craft: Notes Jar

Five Minute Craft Valentine's Day Love Notes Jar

 Can you believe Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Here's a cute five minute craft tom our friend Maryann of Domestically Speaking! Be sure to stop by and pay her a visit!  Hi Guys!  I’m Maryann from Domestically Speaking and I’m thrilled to be over here today sharing a quick Valentine’s Gift.   We’ve got just over a month till V-Day… crazy!  So let’s get on it… … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Magnetic Letter Tray Art

Take Five Graphic

Today we are excited to be kicking off a fun new series here At The Picket Fence! We know that you are busy, busy, busy! And as much as you love to craft and DIY it can be hard to find time between work, and soccer games and laundry and cooking dinner to sit down and actually create something! Now, don't get us wrong we love creating more ellaborate projects BUT sometimes you just want to make something quick, easy and cute! That's where our new series...Take 5: Five Minute Crafts comes in! … [Read more...]