How to Make a Branches and Burlap Frame

burlap twig frame atthepicketfence.com

This is totally a 5 minute craft. I mean, for YOU, I'm quite certain this is a 5 minute craft. For ME, on the other hand, this was one of those 'let's take something super simple and make it totally more complicated than it has to be' kind of crafts. But, I promise, in reality this is, in fact, a five minute craft. Okay, maybe 10 minutes, but still, in theory this should be an easy peasy project. … [Read more...]

Five Fun and Fabulous Pumpkin Ideas

Five fabulous pumpkin ideas from atthepicketfence.com

We have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On the one hand, we love all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. On the other hand, we hate all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. ;-) It can be so overhwelming! Especially when you see a grouping of ideas with titles like... "100 Ways to Decorate with an Empty Toilet Paper Roll" or "75 Ways to Repurpose a Tampon Box" or "50 Dinner Ideas (you hope and pray!) You're Kids Will Love"   Because, you see, at the … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Decor

simple fall centerpiece atthepicketfence.com

My house looks better in the Fall. It just does. It's like it's been patient all year just waiting for this time. For the flip-flops to be replaced with socks and slippers. For the mulled cider candle to have it's inaugural lighting. For me to step out on the front porch in the early morning hours and feel that chill in the air while the steam rises from my hot cup of coffee. For evenings filled with running through the sprinklers and watching fireworks in the sky to be replaced by foot-y … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour and Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall Home Tour and Decorating Ideas from atthepicketfence.com

 *We apologize for the technical difficulties we experienced yesterday that caused our site to be down but thank you for bearing with us and we hope you enjoy this post today* Hello and welcome friends!! I'm so thrilled that you are joining me on a little tour of my home today all dressed up for my most favorite season. Here in Oregon (did you know that I live in Oregon?) there are signs of Autumn popping up all around me even though as I type this the temperature today will be in the 80's. … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Gold Gilded Leaf Plate

Gilded-gold-leaf-plate from atthepicketfence.com

When I was in middle school I was invited over to a friend's house for a Halloween party. As soon as I arrived I was quickly ushered downstairs to the basement. This should have been my first clue. Nothing good comes from a group of middle school kids hanging out in a basement. ;-) We were informed that we were going to be watching a Halloween movie called, "Friday the 13th" and seeing as how I really wanted to fit in with this group of kids I sat and watched it with them. I … [Read more...]

5 Pumpkins 5 Ways ~ Burlap Pumpkin Basket

Burlap Pumpkin Candy Basket and a Pumpkin Party

  Welcome to our final installment of FIVE PUMPKINS 5 WAYS! We're so thrilled to welcome  Melissa, of Daisy Mae Belle, who is sharing our final pumpkin in the series with us today, a Burlap Pumpkin Candy Basket!  Take it away Melissa.... I am so THRILLED to be here At The Picket Fence today! Heather and Vanessa are both so super sweet and creative! I'm so thankful that they've let me join in on their pumpkin fun! My name is Melissa and, I share my home and DIY projects over … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Decorating Pumpkins with Stickers

five minute sticker pumpkin

  Stickers. What is it about them that makes me still a little giddy all of these years later? Tell me I'm not the only one who had a love affair with stickers in the 80's...Hello Kitty.  She had my big fat puffy sticker heart! Little Twin Stars came in a close second. What did we even do with all of these stickers? I know I kept mine, sheets of them, in my Hello Kitty pencil holder.  It was puffy too, with a little magnet that held it shut or I sometimes put them on the cover of … [Read more...]