Goodwill Blogging: From Basket to Candy Bowl- A Halloween Makeover! (October 2015)

Goodwill Blogging: From Basket to Candy Bowl-  A Halloween Makeover! (October 2015)

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.

white basket bowl at Goodwill for upcycling / www.sadieseasongoods.com

“Adopt me”, he said. “Make me into something spooky!”.

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Door Gourd: Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern Décor

Door Gourd: Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern Décor

Whenever I develop a simple project that relies on readily available thrift store items, I get an extra charge of satisfaction. And this Halloween-themed project is no exception- while I was at my local Goodwill, I simply couldn’t get away from these wicker / rattan paper plate holders- there were a TON of these in the housewares section.

Vintage wicker basket paper plate holders from thrift store to be repurposed for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

From 1980s kitchens to thrift store shelves…

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Jack-o-Lamp: Salvaged Light Fixture “Pumpkin”

Jack-o-Lamp: Salvaged Light Fixture “Pumpkin”

I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again- one of my favorite places to go for both crafting inspiration and supplies is Habitat ReStore. And for some reason this year, I can’t stop making Halloween décor using salvaged light fixtures.

First, I made Light Cover Ghosts.

And now? A light fixture Jack-o-Lamp!

I had found this darling little gem and couldn’t resist him- he looked old-ish, all squat and cute, and for a few dollars, I just knew I could do SOMETHING with him. Plus, I mean- he had that little “stem” at the top…

Vintage Antique Light Fixture from Habitat ReStore found by Sadie Seasongoods

Cutie!

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