Feathered Owl Pumpkin ~ It’s a Hoot!

feathered owl pumpkin craft from atthepicketfence.com

Pessimists, Debbie Downers, Naysayers, Glass half-empty-ists, Party Poopers.... We've all been there right? Working away on a project that you are absolutely POSITIVE will turn out so adorable and then someone comes along and just rains on your parade. They see a feathered covered pumpkin sitting on the kitchen table and tell you it kinda … [Read more...]

Lace Dyed Easter Eggs

Lace Dyed Easter Eggs from At The Picket Fence

So, have you ever found yourself standing at the check out line or a fabric counter and the clerk, trying to make small talk while cutting small squares of lace, asks what you are going to make with the fabric you are buying? Excitedly you tell her about this idea you saw in Better Homes and Gardens for Lace Dyed Easter Eggs. How they took … [Read more...]

DIY Love Mug…for Valentine’s Day!

DIY Love Mug from At The Picket Fence

  It's so easy during Valentine's Day to get wrapped up in expensive gift giving.  Now don't get me wrong, I love roses and perfume and jewelry as much as the next girl but I also love sweet, simple gifts as well. Like this Love Mug that you can easily make yourself! All you need is an inexpensive mug, paint pens and an … [Read more...]

Pinecone Christmas Trees..simplicity at its best!

Pinecone Christmas Trees from At The Picket Fence

  I first shared this post over at the FOLK Magazine Blog.  If you are feeling overwhelmed with last minute Christmas decorating, this is one project that can be done in minutes with things you have on hand.  Or, maybe you are looking for a fun little project to keep those kids who are home on Christmas vacation occupied.  This one … [Read more...]

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint…NOEL Sign

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint NOEL Sign from At The Picket Fence

  Merry. Holly. Joy. Peace...all words that conjure up feelings of Christmas.  For some reason I am drawn to NOEL.  Maybe it's because it's the French word for Christmas. Maybe because it first entered our language when my ancestors were still speaking in Middle English, one of my favorite literary periods. Whatever the reason may … [Read more...]

Metallic Sea Shell Christmas Trees

Metallic Sea Shell Christmas Trees from At The Picket Fence

   What is it with metallic that makes us love it so much? Is it that extra little bling? Is it the extra little something special that it adds to everyday objects? Maybe I just have a fascination with shiny objects, which could be a whole other problem entirely. grin! Krylon's Metallic Spray Paints has given us the ability to make just … [Read more...]

Glitzy Thanksgiving Place Setting Menus…a fun last minute craft!

Glitzy Thanksgiving Place Setting Menus from At The Picket Fence and Krylon

   I know our minds are drifting towards Christmas.  We're already unpacking the ornaments, garland and lights in our minds, if we haven't already begun in our homes. Maybe you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner so you are putting off the Christmas decorating until the last car pulls out of the driveway. You possibly have those … [Read more...]

An Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece Idea

pumpkin planter header

Here's a fun and easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece idea that won't break the bank! It's getting to that time of year when easy and frugal sounds fabulous when it comes to holiday decorating! I first saw a version of this easy Thanksgiving centerpiece idea shared on HomeTalk by Barb of The Everyday Home and thought it would make a great … [Read more...]