Outdoor DIY Marquee Sign for the Holidays! #damagefreeDIY

DIY outdoor holiday marquee sign

Today I, along with the Command Brand, am sharing a super cool outdoor holiday project! I have been so busy getting the INSIDE decorated, that I must confess I had been a little neglectful of the outside! Oh I had thrown some lights in the bushes and hung a wreath on the door, but I had still to create that one fun thing to make our yard stand out … [Read more...]

A Christmas Tree Made from Cabinet Knobs?

DIY Re-purposed cabinet knobs Christmas tree from atthepicketfence.com

I think most people would be surprised that I have a little rebellious side. I know, I know...shocking! Oh sure, most of the time I fall into the 'play-it-safe' category but sometimes I just want to try something new. Break free a bit. Breaking free looks different for everyone doesn't it? It could be as wild and crazy as jumping off cliffs … [Read more...]

I’ll have a Blue Christmas Tree…

I'll Have A Blue Christmas 1

I remember the first time I heard it.  I was a little girl and my mother was playing her favorite Christmas songs. That sultry smooth, deep voice. "I'll have a blue Christmas without you…"  My mother smiled and told me how she saw him in black and white many, many years ago on the Ed Sullivan show.  She sighed at the sight of him and her … [Read more...]

Christmas Home Tour ~ Vanessa’s house

Holiday Housewalk Christmas front door from atthepicketfence.com

Do you want to know something? Virtual Christmas tours for girls who LOVE having people over are very hard. If you were to come knocking on my door I would invite you in, hand you a cup of coffee (or tea or cider or eggnog) in my favorite Christmas mugs and we would plunk ourselves down and have a good long chat. I would ask you about your … [Read more...]

Monogram Themed Christmas Tree with Balsam Hill

Christmas entry with Balsam Hill tree atthepicketfence.com

Sigh...I love monograms. I can never quite put my finger on what it is about them that makes me so happy. I mean, it's just a letter, right? In the song 'Someone to Watch Over Me' there's a line that says, "I'd like to add his initial to my monogram". And maybe that's part of what I love about them. They're so identifying aren't … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Gold Dot Christmas Ornament

Five Minute Crafts Gold Dot Christmas Ornament

  We are so honored to have our friend Heather from Setting for Four with us today for another edition of Take Five: 5 Minute Crafts! She is so talented and we adore this super easy Christmas craft she's sharing with us! Hi everyone! I’m Heather at Setting for Four. I’m so excited to be here today! It was a big, big thrill to have met … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Advent Calendar & Advent-ures

Mason-Jar-Advent-Calendar atthepicketfence.com

I could see it all so clearly in my mind. The twinkling lights of the Christmas tree in the corner of the room. Perry Como’s voice crooning as only he can croon those holiday classics. Snow flakes gently falling outside the window. Steaming cups of hot cocoa with marshmallows and my family gathered together perhaps wearing matching holiday … [Read more...]

Homemade Vanilla Extract & Creative Gift Packaging

Homemade-vanilla-extract gifts from atthepicketfence.com

Every year around this time I face a conundrum. Don’t you just love that word? Conundrum. Ahem…anyway, here’s my conundrum (I just had to work it into a sentence again!). Everyone gives each other gift cards. And, while I really love receiving gift cards, I REALLY don’t like giving them. Can any of you relate? So, I always try … [Read more...]

Mirrored DIY Christmas Tree Stand

DIY Mirrored Christmas Tree Stand

  Have you ever dreamed up an idea and you just knew you were going to love it....if you could pull it off?  You could see it in your head.  Envisioned exactly what it would look like.   You might have even wondered why no one else had thought of this idea yet, and you smiled to yourself knowing you had come up with a brilliant … [Read more...]

Fabric Scrap Christmas Trees

Fabric-scrap-Christmas-trees atthepicketfence.com

You may think that you are looking at photos today of fabric scrap Christmas trees. But I see something very different when I look at them. I see a Saturday morning that found me sitting at my kitchen table cutting up little squares of fabric and gluing them onto cardboard cones. The Christmas music playing in the background, seamlessly blending … [Read more...]