Thankful Bucket Garland….A Thanksgiving Family Tradition

Thankful Bucket Garland

Fall is a time for slowing down, enjoying incredible weather and time with friends! This year we started a couple of new family traditions.  Today we are going to show you how to create this adorable fall… Thankful Bucket Garland What a perfect way to celebrate the season of fall! Each little bucket can be filled with little notes on what you and your family

Fourth of July Front Porch Ideas


Today, I would like to share with you some patriotic, and fun,  Fourth of July Front Porch Ideas. Red,white, and blue decor is a classic American tradition. We love to mix in some burlap for a rustic touch, but also stick with the classics. Our family always enjoys welcoming guests, and setting an inviting entrance on our front porch really sets the mood for a great

All Wrapped Up … January Edition

All Wrapped Up January

Seriously? January is over? Where did it go? We feel like we just got past Christmas! Trish and I have been busy this month and wanted to give you a little recap of all of our January craft projects in our All Wrapped Up … January Edition! It has been a really fun month here at Uncommon Designs. We shared a few Kid’s Valenitine’s Ideas

Paper Medallion Valentine LOVE Banner

Valentine Love Banner

Sigh… I do love Valentine’s Day…but my kids are getting big, and my son is not too enthusiastic about all the “girly” and “mushy”  Valentine decor. Alas, he is only 10…one day he will appreciate it…I hope. Anyway, this year I decided to go a little neutral and a wee bit masculine…with a touch of sparkle of course! Paper Medallion Valentine LOVE Banner  Yep…no pink…no

4th of July Burlap Flag Banner

Burlap Flag Banner

Trish and I absolutely love seasonal crafts and decor, and this Burlap Flag Banner is one of our favorites! Today I {Bonnie} am going to tell you how I created this simple, yet stunning, decoration… Burlap Flag Banner I promised myself last year, that I would finish my Fourth of July porch decor and believe it or not, I did!! This banner was on the top of my list, it

From The Vault….Bunny Silhouette Banner

burlap bunny banner

Easter is fast approaching, and Trish and I wanted to share a little project with you from a few years ago… This simple, little burlap banner is just the perfect touch to your Spring and Easter decor! These little bunny silhouettes are just too cute! We simply cut them out of burlap,added a pom pom nose and tail, a sweet twine bow and glued them

Garnet Hill Inspired Heart Chalkboard Banner

garnet hill inspired chalkboard banner

As I was browsing the aisle of my favorite hangout { Hobby Lobby }… Ok…first you have to understand that HL is very close to my kid’s schools, and sometimes you just have 15 minutes extra before carpool.That’s my disclaimer for frequent trips there. Anyway…I saw all of these Valentine’s crafts and hanging right in the middle of those black painted “scratch-off thingies” were these

Burlap 4th of July Flag Banner

Burlap Flag Banner collage

Soooo….I promised myself that I would finish my Fourth of July porch decor this year and I might just make it!! WooWho!! One of the projects I wanted to make was this…. Burlap 4th of July Flag Banner! I saw this burlap flag banner last year about this time. I snatched up the flags when all the Fourth of July decorations went on clearance and

A Family Commitment and Advent Calendar …{ A Mini Tutorial}

Advent Calendar

  Last Christmas, I set out to make teaching my children about the birth of Christ my main priority and focus. I wanted to celebrate Advent with my girls in a way that would be fun and thoughtful so a whimsical advent calendar was on the top of my to-do list. First, I sewed 25 drawstring bags using fun and girly colors ( I love

Valentine Decor

love 2010

Valentine Decor Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Hi Everyone! We