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Fall Outdoor Decorating Idea – Harvest Basket

In the spirit of fall decorating, we  created this pretty fall accent piece – a harvest basket. Little decor projects like this are easy to make, and they add such a warm feel where they are used – perfect for that table on your porch.    All we needed to purchase were a few supplies, […]

Decorative Welcome Plaque for Fall

Are you looking for outdoor fall decorating ideas ? Here’s a fall decorative plaque we made, and we wanted to share the idea with anyone looking for a little seasonal decorating inspiration for an entry feature for a front porch, or for something to hang on the front door. We kept the message simple with […]

The Fireworks Door Wreath – Patriotic Wreath Idea

Are you looking for a patriotic wreath idea to decorate your front door with for the 4th of July holiday celebrations? This welcoming wreath has it all – Red, White, and Blue, stars, stripes, and sparkle!  Our wreath got it’s’ Fireworks’ name after the sparkley star spray was made – it reminded us of fireworks […]

Patio Umbrellas – Styles, Trends, & Decor Options

The patio umbrella has come a long way from the time when we were growing up, many decades ago. At that time, many families began buying outdoor dining sets for their patios that included a table umbrella. This umbrella style was called the garden umbrella. It had a crank that operated its opening and closing […]

How to Make an Outdoor Decorative Pillow Cover

In this tutorial you will find the instructions for making an 18” square outdoor pillow. Even if you are a beginner, we think you will find this an easy sewing project. We used Velcro for the closure, so there is no zipper to sew. We asked our wonderfully talented Mom, who has been sewing for […]

Halloween Outdoor Decorations: Boo to You!

Do you decorate outdoors for Halloween? Do you decorate with the cute and funny Halloween items, or are you into the spooky and scary theme? It seems lately that we have seen more spooky outdoor Halloween themes than any other. Spooky must be the latest scary trend! We have spotted some really great outdoor Halloween […]

Outdoor Fabrics for Fall

Versatile and high performance outdoor fabrics make every season an ideal time for various outdoor decorating projects. An outdoor color palette typically changes with each season, spotlighting hues that are inspired by the season itself. For autumn, the deeper reds, oranges, and yellows, and even browns found in outdoor fabrics, reflect natures transition from summer […]

Fast-Drying Outdoor Cushion Foam

Outdoor decorating at home very often includes accessorizing with pillows and cushions for outdoor furniture. Homeowners who have priced, or purchased outdoor fabrics for pillows and furniture cushions know that it can be an expensive decorating project. So it is important to use durable materials that are made for the outdoors. Moisture, including rain, humidity, […]

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