October is almost over- how is that possible? But before it slips away, I wanted to bring to you my latest upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. So far for Goodwill, I’ve blogged about DIY Wall Art and Creating a Thrifty Gift, and this month I went with a Halloween theme. And this is a project that is SO SIMPLE that literally anyone can do it, I promise. It uses just three things- a basket, orange paint, and some black felt- that’s it!
I developed this project by accident- I was in my local Goodwill with a specific idea in mind, and headed to the shelf in Housewares where I thought I could find what I needed. Well, wouldn’t you know it, but Goodwill had secretly moved things around and put their selection of baskets in that spot instead! And from that sea of beige, this little white basket all but jumped out at me! This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.
The photo may not show it but he was pretty banged up. Clean and structurally sound, but the white paint had seen better days. Since my now-thwarted original idea had involved creating a jack-o-lantern, I decided to go that route with my little basket instead. He had the right shape, after all…
A Basket Makeover
After his orange “makeup” dried, I needed to add a simple jack-o-lantern face. Black felt and fabric glue to the rescue!
By mistake, I ended up making his eyes a little crooked…turned upwards. But in the end, I decided it was a cute mistake! A very happy jack-o-lantern indeed.
So, now what to do with him?
A candy bowl, of course! I filled him with wrapped dark chocolate to put on my desk at work.
That’s it- easy, peasy. I promised you it would be a simple, anyone-can-do-it project, didn’t I? It’s a fun way to add a festive touch to your office or even just at home. And on Halloween night, use it to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters!
And, my friends, that’s the last Halloween project for 2015! In case you missed any of them, here’s a quick run-down:
- Spooky “Floating” Silhouettes
- Trick-or-Treating Lunchboxes
- Vintage Light Fixture Halloween Moon
- Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern Door Decor
- Cookie Jar Haunted House
I promise to set aside and walk away from the orange spray paint and all things BOO… <wink>.
Happy Halloween and Craft On!