Monkey Pod Wood Pumpkin Trays: Simple Fall Décor

Monkey Pod Wood Pumpkin Trays: Simple Fall Décor

Funny, but true, story about this project- it all started out when I found this apple-shaped monkey pod wood tray at the thrift store. It was May…so Spring was on my mind…and I told myself I’d make a cute apple project in the Fall.Read more ›

Upcycled Alcohol Ink Glass Pumpkins

Upcycled Alcohol Ink Glass Pumpkins

Every now and then, I choose to work on a project based on a crafting technique, as opposed to a really unique repurposing idea. And this, my friends, is one of those projects! Back in the Spring, I spotted this glass pumpkin at the thrift…autumn was months away, but I had a flickering idea. I’d been looking for a way to try out alcohol ink paints for a long time…and wouldn’t this piece be a great opportunity to play around with them? Read more ›

Bourbon Bottle Pumpkins & Gourds

Bourbon Bottle Pumpkins & Gourds

It’s been over a year since we’ve been allowed to recycle glass in our area- and every time I have to toss a glass bottle, it breaks my heart again and again. And in the year (plus) that has passed, we have most definitely altered our shopping habits to be more mindful of this problem. But there are simply some things- like bourbon!- that only come in glass. After our junkin’ journey trip to Louisville, our interest in bourbon grew, so we’ve been in a bit of a quandary.Read more ›

Mums the Word: Straw Tote Pumpkin Planter

Mums the Word: Straw Tote Pumpkin Planter

Sometimes I go to the thrift store and come away empty-handed, bummed out, and treasure-less. But then there are those magical times when I walk in and immediately have a “near-craft experience”. And by that, I mean I spot a thrifty treasure and know what I plan to do with it…immediately! That, my friends, is what happened when I walked up to this faded orange and black straw tote bag.Read more ›

Autumn Pumpkin Trinket Box…from Salad Bowls!

Autumn Pumpkin Trinket Box…from Salad Bowls!

There are certain project supplies…or “idea” supplies… that I stalk thrift stores for until I finally find them, and this project is the perfect example of that. I’ve been on the hunt for wooden salad bowls for months and months and rarely saw any in a shape that I could work with. I was being picky, yes, but as of last week, IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!Read more ›

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.Read more ›