How to Make a Decorative Picket Fence

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I realized recently that I have a kind of latent rebellious streak. I've always been a rule-followin'-by-the-book-don't-rock-the-boat kind of gal. But now, for some reason, I want to just toss the "book" into the garbage and wing it! I think I'm getting in touch with my inner Sandy from Grease. ;-) … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Gold Gilded Leaf Plate

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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 … [Read more...]

5 Pumpkins 5 Ways ~ Burlap Pumpkin Basket

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  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 … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Decorating Pumpkins with Stickers

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  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 … [Read more...]

Feathered Owl Pumpkin ~ It’s a Hoot!

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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...]

5 Pumpkins 5 Ways ~ white & gold decoupage pumpkins

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  I'll never forget that dress... It was gold and white lamé checked with a black velvet bodice.  The perfect 1987 homecoming dress.  The black velvet bow I found for my hair was the icing on the cake. … [Read more...]

5 Pumpkins 5 Ways ~ DIY Pumpkin Clock

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It's October first!! Sigh...I love October so very much. My son and I went on a walk last night and the air was crisp, the leaves were falling and we could hear the sound of the high-school band in the distance playing during a football game. Perfection. We are so excited about it being the first week of October that we are going to celebrate … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Magnetic Letter Tray Art

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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 … [Read more...]

Nature Inspired Fall Decorating & A Break-Up

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Welcome to Fabulous Fall! I'm joining the amazing Jennifer Rizzo today along with 7 other talented bloggers to bring you some ideas and inspiration for Decorating with Natural Elements. You know, I used to have this "faux" ficus tree. I vividly remember seeing this big empty corner in our first apartment after we got married and telling my … [Read more...]

My Picket Fence Fall Mantel…literally!


Wouldn't it be so neat if I decided to pay homage to our blog by decorating my mantel for fall with a "Picket Fence" theme? I would be feeling so sentimental about our "little blog that could" that I would run all around town trying to find an old section of a picket fence to put on my mantel. And when I couldn't find one, I would decide to … [Read more...]