The Best Birthday Buttercream Icing Recipe

Hi everyone! This is Angela and I’m excited to be sharing my absolute favorite birthday buttercream icing recipe with you today!  . At my blog, Handmade in the Heartland, I share recipes, DIY and craft projects, parenting tips, home decor ideas, and lots of dessert recipes and the occasional fashion post.  I’d love for you to stop by! 

The Best Buttercream Icing Recipe!  Your search for the perfect birthday cake frosting will end here!  ~ Uncommon Designs

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10 Sensational Fall Decorating Ideas | Monday Funday


It is Sunday night and you know what that means....Monday Funday! We are excited to have YOU join us to share your latest creativity and recipes or to just browse the fabulous link ups! This week here at Uncommon Designs, Trish and I were busy creating for Fall and Halloween. Trish created this … {...Click Here to Read More...}

How to Make Monogrammed Pumpkins

How to Make a Monogrammed Pumpkin... the Easy Way with Uncommon Designs #GlitteredPumpkin #Pumpkin Decorating

We are so thrilled to have made this project as part of DecoArt's core blogging team.  All opinions and craftiness are our own!  Hey y'all! You guys know how much I love a pretty monogram.  Well, I have passed on that love to my girls and they are all about them, too!  When it came time to … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Haunted Birdcage for Halloween

how-to-weather wood

Hey Y'all! I know that I say it all the time, but Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for and I can't wait to share this project with you!  You will not only have a creepy and beautiful Halloween decoration, but you will also learn how to weather wood to make any wood old and worn. … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Easy Skillet Apple Pie

Make an Easy Skillet Apple Pie... this Fall dessert recipe is amazing! ~ Uncommon Designs

Hi there friends! It's Laura from Inspiration for Moms back again with a wonderful Fall dessert. Everyone loves a sweet apple pie but who likes making crusts, peeling apples, and spending hours in the kitchen cooking just to make one? Not me! Let me introduce you to my Easy Skillet Apple Pie recipe. … {...Click Here to Read More...}

How To Make a Wheat Bundle Centerpiece


Simple, elegant, and timeless...that is what I think of when I see a wheat bundle. When I started thinking about decorating my home for fall, I knew I wanted to incorporate flowing wheat. The color and texture of it create a subtle feeling of cozy in your home. The combination of the wheat and … {...Click Here to Read More...}

A Pumpkin Painting Party

Throw a pumpkin painting party this Fall! via Uncommon Designs

Hi guys!  It's Kristy from The Life and Times.  Today, I'm excited to share with you a sweet pumpkin painting party I put together right in my very own backyard! … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Framed Burlap GRATEFUL Sign … create a lasting family reminder


I have a confession, as I have gotten older my optimism has waned a bit. Life can throw some pretty hard blows your way, and each one seems to increase my pessimism a bit more. So I need visual reminders in my life to take a deep breath...let it go...and learn to just be grateful. We may not have … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Halloween Crafts and Treats | Monday Funday


Whoa Nelly! Fall is already picking up the pace and speeding right by...have you seen that some stores are already putting up Christmas displays? I mean I completely understand craft stores, but some of the others....what about fall? Sorry but I get a bit protective of my fall holidays! This week … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Halloween Mason Jar Ideas

halloween mason jar ideas

Looking for great Halloween Mason Jar Ideas?  You have come to the right place!  Get ready to make some mason jars come to life with these not-so-spooky halloween decoration and treat ideas!  We have updated this post with the latest and most creative Halloween Mason Jar Ideas! … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Caramel Popcorn Marshmallow Treat

Mix up a few of your favorite treats with these Caramel Popcorn Marshmallow Treats via Uncommon Designs

Hi! It's Mallory again from Chocolate With Grace. I'm back to share another fun fall treat! Caramel popcorn has always been a favorite fall and winter treat of mine. It seemed to make an appearance on cold, rainy nights with a movie or book. Today I'm marrying caramel popcorn to marshmallows and … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Dollar Store Halloween Art

DIY Dollar Store Halloween Art by Uncommon Designs

Hey Y'all.  Today I am sharing a Halloween idea that is so easy to make and so affordable.  This past weekend I made the cutest Dollar Store Halloween Art!  We are also joining forces with some amazing blogs as part of the Delightfully Wicked Halloween Hop to share even more wickedly fabulous ideas! … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Fall Wheat and Burlap Wreath


 Hey friends! If you are a regular visitor here at Uncommon Designs, then you will know that I used a theme of wheat in my fall decor this year. My Fall Home Tour had quite a few projects throughout our home that included wheat. So, what goes better with fall and wheat than a wreath and … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Learn how to make a Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub with a Free Printable Tag by Uncommon Designs

This Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub is perfect for the Fall season! Use this scrub to pamper yourself or for a hostess gift. The holidays are coming up soon and this would be perfect for a Christmas gift. … {...Click Here to Read More...}

7 Fall Decor Ideas and 7 Halloween Treats | Monday Funday


Oh how I love fall! This weekend we have had our first taste of crisp, chilly evenings and mornings. The leaves are just beginning to get a touch of color, so happy to see and feel these changes! This week on Uncommon Designs, we have had both Halloween and Fall projects. If you like to BOO your … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Minion American Girl Doll Halloween Costume

DIY Minion American Girl Halloween Costume via Uncommon Designs #doll crafts

Today I have a very special guest poster... my ten-year old daugter, Ann.  She is sharing her DIY American Girl Doll Halloween Costume!  The apple doesn't fall far from the tree and we are always up to something creative in our house. Take it away Ann! … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Halloween Candy Wreath

This year I am going to Boo! my neighbor with a super easy Halloween Candy Wreath! ~ Uncommon Designs

Hey y'all!  I am so excited to be sharing even more crafty Halloween fun.  Today I am talking two of my favorite things... Halloween and Candy!  I have whipped up the cutest (and yummiest) Halloween Candy Wreath! … {...Click Here to Read More...}

DIY Wheat Crate Centerpiece


Hey Y'all! If you caught my Fall Home Tour a few weeks ago, I promised to be back with some tutorials to create a few of my fall home decor items that I featured in the tour. I have loved having our home all festive for these weeks of fall! Today, I am sharing how to create one of my absolute … {...Click Here to Read More...}

Easy Italian Casserole

Easy Italian Casserole Recipe. A simple recipe for those busy school nights! ~ Uncommon Designs

This is a casserole I came up with when I needed something quick and easy that kids and adults would both enjoy. It's a quick week night meal. You can make Easy Italian Casserole ahead of time or at the last minute. It takes just a few more minutes than it takes to boil and cook pasta. … {...Click Here to Read More...}