Halloween Motley Crew: “Haunted” Figurines

Halloween Motley Crew: “Haunted” Figurines

Here we go again with my latest contribution to The Good Life blog, the DIY/Lifestyle blog of Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. For October’s post, I went with a Halloween project (of course!) and decided to create something so ridiculously simple that anyone- and I mean ANYONE- can do it. Even if you don’t have a crafty bone in your body.Read more ›

A Barrel of BOOs: DIY Candy Stand

A Barrel of BOOs: DIY Candy Stand

Even though I have been trying oh-so-hard to work on projects from my garage stash, I still can’t help but swing by a thrift store now and then. Because, you just never know what you’ll find…like this vintage barrel stand, for instance. Based on my Facebook feedback, a LOT of folks had one in the home many moons ago, and lots of folks used it to hold their knitting supplies.Read more ›

From Blah to Boo- A Halloween Lantern

From Blah to Boo- A Halloween Lantern

Raise your hand if you had one of these “candle lanterns” in your house 30 years ago? I am 99% sure we had one in ours…so when I saw this one at the thrift store, I snapped it up because I had a Halloween idea in mind.Read more ›

Country Bumpkin Halloween Bandana Pumpkin

Country Bumpkin Halloween Bandana Pumpkin

To this day, my most popular project ever…of all time…is the vintage bandana bowl covers I made in 2015. Unsurprisingly, I snap up soft, worn bandanas whenever I see them at secondhand shops- but usually only use the red and blue ones for bowl covers. So, when I was digging through my fabric stash, I realized I had a glut of black and orange bandanas…and an idea started to form.Read more ›

From Basket to Candy Bowl – A Halloween Makeover!

From Basket to Candy Bowl – A Halloween Makeover!

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!Read more ›

From “Cutesy” to Spooky: Thrifted Cookie Jar Halloween Revamp

From “Cutesy” to Spooky: Thrifted Cookie Jar Halloween Revamp

Hopefully you aren’t sick of Halloween projects yet! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…upcycling and Halloween are a match made in crafting heaven, which is why I keep bringing you more and more projects on the blog!

And this one is no exception. It started out with a trip to Goodwill (how typical of me) and a casual stroll through housewares. I wasn’t hunting for anything in particular, and when I came across this chipped, cracked country cottage cookie jar, I was intrigued (because it was an unusual item) but not inspired.Read more ›

Spooky Silhouettes: A Halloween Profile

Spooky Silhouettes: A Halloween Profile

What is with me and embroidery hoops when it comes to Halloween? I wish I could tell you why I keep gravitating to them for Halloween décor projects- such as my spiderwebs and my sweater hoops.

But I don’t have a good explanation- the ideas just keep coming!Read more ›

Creepy Crawly Crochet: Spider Web Doilies

Creepy Crawly Crochet: Spider Web Doilies

Once upon a time, I created a sweet simple project for one of my dining room walls: Doilies in the Round.Read more ›

Ghoulish Illumination- Light Cover Ghosts

Ghoulish Illumination- Light Cover Ghosts

If you wander into any Habitat for Humanity ReStore, or really just about any thrift store, you’ll be sure to find a section of glass light covers. They come in different shapes- globe, teardrop, flower- and a few will be vintage-y enough to be cute, but most just look outdated. So, what can one POSSIBLY do with them?Read more ›