Five Minute Party Decorations

5 Minute Party Decorations atthepicketfence.com

Do you ever feel like merely the idea of planning a party sounds exhausting? Parties these days can tend to be over the top  a tad more involved than they used to be. And sometimes that keeps us from actually wanting to host one. But, leave it to our friend Karianne to show how to make fabulous party decorations in only 5 minutes! … [Read more...]

Gift Bag Turned Wall Art

gift bag wall art

Let's talk about trends for a minute. You know you want to! ;-) Has anyone else found themselves in a store recently doing a double take at the styles? I found myself in Target recently...ok...who am I kidding....I find myself in Target multiple times a week but that's neither here nor there...anyhoo...I found myself in Target and stood … [Read more...]

Am I Going to Get in Trouble for This?

crayons in fillable lamp atthepicketfence.com

Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved to draw. She would sit for hours filling up page after page with her creations. She loved to draw so much that she even decided to try her hand at drawing on a variety of surfaces. Like walls, doors and lamp shades. Her mother, who was always so supportive and encouraging of her artistic … [Read more...]

How to Paint Glass Bud Vases for Spring

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Doesn't that sound LOVELY! To be painted the colors of Spring. Hello everyone, this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. Spring is Right around the corner and I couldn't be happier. I am sure some of you wish, Spring was here YESTERDAY!! Spring is my most FAVORITE of ALL Seasons.Everything about it makes me LOVE it. New life, Perfect Temperatures, … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Game Board Photo Display

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I'm so excited to be joining the fabulous Kristen Duke for an amazing series called Decorating with Pictures which includes over 50 different contributors sharing some incredible ideas for creatively incorporating your family's photos into your decor. AND there's a different giveaway happening each day so you will want to be sure to … [Read more...]

Wrapping Paper Letters and Burlap Art

wrapping paper letters and burlap art

  So am I the only one that is drawn like a moth to a flame to the "dollar" sections in stores? It seems that everywhere you shop these days, they have these little sections set up full of goodies that are all under a few dollars. What was once meant to be a distraction attraction for little kids, while out shopping with mom or dad, has … [Read more...]

Tiered Clay Pot Centerpiece

candle on clay pot tiered centerpiece

You know those words that just make you cringe? The ones that give you the heebie-jeebies? I hate to admit it, but there are quite a few that fall into that category for me. Like the word 'moist'. Ack! Even typing it out sends shivers down my spine! Recently I've discovered a new word to add to the list. 'Succulent'. Kinda cringe-worthy, … [Read more...]

A Proposal Story & The Recipe for Love

Recipe for Love Tea Towel Valentine's Day Gift from atthepicketfence.com

I have really horrible handwriting. It's true. My mom wouldn't even let me help address the envelopes on my wedding invitations because of my horrible handwriting. Although...maybe I was faking that so I could get out of doing it...hmmm.... ;-) I never realized just how horrible my handwriting was until I decided to do a cute little craft for … [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 … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Faux Stenciled Holiday Platters

Faux Stenciled Holiday Platters

Who hates their handwriting? Am I the only one raising my hand? No matter how hard I try I don't think I will ever win the prettiest handwriting award, or even come in a close second or third or fourth.... Let's just face it, I have lousy handwriting.  Especially when it comes to cute chalkboard quotes and sayings, or pretty handpainted lettered … [Read more...]