Homemade Valentines Day Gifts

10 homemade valentines day gift ideas atthepicketfence.com

Sometimes there are years when we just wanna buy ready-made stuff. Sometimes making something from scratch just sounds so exhausting. Sometimes we don't even want to think about it let alone create it. Sometimes all we want to do is to buy the box of Valentine's Day cards and have our kids sign their names on them without having to get all … [Read more...]

How to Paint a Pillow

Thrift-Store-Pillow-Makeover-by-Redhead-Can-Decorate

Hello, At the Picket Fence friends…it's me, Julie from Redhead Can Decorate. I'm back at the fence, and I'm ready to start 2015 with a little something you may have never thought of trying... I painted a pillow… Last month, while browsing through our Good Will store here in Michigan, my daughter and I came across a throw pillow that cost … [Read more...]

Our Song ~ A Personalized Record

Personalized our song framed record atthepicketfence.com

Before I say anything else I would like to just mention two things... First of all, this is the totally awesome project I had all planned to show you on Wednesday before things went horribly awry. Of course, as it turned out, the day ended up being pretty awesome anyway but you'll have to go back and read more about that here.   … [Read more...]

Sequined Heart Valentines Day Accessories

handmade valentine's day accessories from atthepicketfence.com

 Valentines Day is a day of sweet memories for me.  Of waking up as a child to a pink & red wrapped gift on my bed and special treats at the table. Memories of care packages filled with home baked goodies to share with friends in my dorm room.  And post-college memories of sidesplitting belly laughs with girlfriends at my annual … [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...]

Take Five: DIY Poppers for Valentines Day

DIY poppers for Valentine's Day

  I miss those days.  When they came home with a list of classmates and we headed to the store to carefully pick out the perfect pack of Valentines for their classes.   We've had Hello Kitty, and Princesses.  We've had Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Super Heroes. It was pre-Pinterest so I never had a chance to make all of … [Read more...]

Five Minute Valentine’s Day Craft: Notes Jar

Five Minute Craft Valentine's Day Love Notes Jar

 Can you believe Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Here's a cute five minute craft tom our friend Maryann of Domestically Speaking! Be sure to stop by and pay her a visit!  Hi Guys!  I’m Maryann from Domestically Speaking and I’m thrilled to be over here today sharing a quick Valentine’s Gift.   We’ve got just over a month till V-Day… … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Magnetic Letter Tray Art

Take Five Graphic

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...]

A Love Story

Pottery Barn Inspired Mercury Glass Cloche

Recently I fell in love. Mercury Glass Cloche love. But, the cost of this love was just too high. So, I had to settle for what might have seemed to be second best at the time, but in reality turned out to be the perfect one for me all along. That Pottery Barn kind of love is just too expensive for this heart! All I had to do was take a … [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...]