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.

Vintage outdated candle lantern at thrift store to be repurposed for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Just waiting for a makeover…

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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.

Vintage orange and black bandana to be repurposed as fabric pumpkins for Halloween by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

It’s starting to look like Halloween…

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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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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.

country cottage cookie jar at the thrift store for upcycling by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A little chipped, a little cracked…

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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!

So here we are again, a new year, a new project, with an old friend- the embroidery hoop! One of my blogging friends, Distressed Donna Down Home, graciously sent me a box full of hoops that she had collected and thrifted over the years. And while I used her hoops for this project, they really are plentiful at thrift stores. I also think that the vintage hoops that you find at thrift stores are of SUCH better quality than new ones from craft stores.

vintage embroidery hoops at thrift stores for Halloween / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Love me some older embroidery hoops from the thrift store!

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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?

Well, I picked up a few of them that were similarly shaped… almost bell-like…because they reminded me of a simple ghost costume, a la Charlie Brown.

White and frosted vintage glass light shade covers from thrift store to be repurposed as Halloween ghost lights by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The ubiquitous glass shade.

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