Halloween Terrariums in Decorative Lanterns

Halloween Terrariums in Decorative Lanterns

It’s no secret that I love capturing the essence of holidays and season in jars. I’ve done it for Christmas (twice, if you count this project), Summer, Spring, and Winter. But, up until today, I hadn’t done one for Halloween. So, I’m rectifying that by making some Halloween terrariums!Read more ›

Modern Halloween Decor with a Metallic Pumpkin Planter

Modern Halloween Decor with a Metallic Pumpkin Planter

Pumpkin candy buckets are a common sight at thrift stores during the Fall, aren’t they? And when they’re not loaded with candy, they’re loaded with upcycling possibilities. So, I decided to give one a makeover for my latest project for the Charlotte Region ReStore blog. I wanted to create some modern Halloween decor that was neither cutesy nor spooky.Read more ›

Halloween Ghost Decoration from a Wooden Cheese Board

Halloween Ghost Decoration from a Wooden Cheese Board

Several years ago, I found a wooden cheese board at a thrift store. It was just the wooden tray part, with indentations that I assume once held decorative tiles. But the tiles were long gone and the wooden tray had a peculiar shape. A shape that seemed DESTINED to become a Halloween ghost decoration.Read more ›

Decorating a Mantel with Vintage Halloween Decor

Decorating a Mantel with Vintage Halloween Decor

For many years, I didn’t have a lot of vintage Halloween decor. It’s much rarer than vintage Christmas decorations, but I’ve been slowly collecting bits and pieces over the years. But one thing I did have from my childhood was one of my favorite children’s Halloween books. So, I decided to assemble my spooky bits and bobs to use as Halloween mantel decor.Read more ›

35+ Upcycling Ideas and Projects for Fall Pumpkin Decorations

35+ Upcycling Ideas and Projects for Fall Pumpkin Decorations

Now, I think we are all aware that my love of fall pumpkin decorations is no secret. I’ve made oodles of upcycled pumpkins over the years. And even though I’m done making them for this year (I think…), perhaps you might still be looking for a few ideas.Read more ›

Upcycling a Vintage Canteen with a Flannel Shirt

Upcycling a Vintage Canteen with a Flannel Shirt

Even though my book is completely and utterly finished (and at the printer as we speak), I’m STILL thinking up ways to craft with flannel. And this project started when I spotted a vintage canteen that a vintage-selling friend had posted on her Instagram page.Read more ›

Tailgating at Home with a Stadium-Inspired Snack Basket

Tailgating at Home with a Stadium-Inspired Snack Basket

This, my friends, is as much of an upcycling idea as it is a fun new announcement. I’ve partnered with a favorite thrift store, the Charlotte Region ReStore(s), to create a monthly project for them! And to kick off this new partnership, I created a stadium-inspired basket for tailgating at home!Read more ›

100+ Upcycling Projects for Halloween and Autumn Home Decor

100+ Upcycling Projects for Halloween and Autumn Home Decor

It doesn’t feel like Fall yet outside my door, but I am so very ready for it. And based on feedback I’ve received from my readers and friends, y’all are more than ready for the seasons to change, too. So, my fellow Thrift Store Decor Team gals and I decided to pool all of our best upcycling ideas for autumn home decor into a single collection. Call it the ULTIMATE collection of repurposed and upcycled fall decor ideas and projects.Read more ›

Bun Feet as Wood Pumpkins for Fall Home Decor

Bun Feet as Wood Pumpkins for Fall Home Decor

As I was scrolling on Facebook one day, an ad for furniture legs and feet caught my eye. You see, I assumed it was an ad for natural wood pumpkins! Squat with fluted edges, I was surprised to find that they were bun feet instead! That’s when I knew what my next project was going to be.Read more ›

Fall Door Wreath from the Lid of a Wood Cheese Box

Fall Door Wreath from the Lid of a Wood Cheese Box

Once I felt nicely settled in our new home here in Charlotte, NC, I treated myself to a quick, safe trip to a longtime favorite antiques mall called Sleepy Poet. I always, ALWAYS, find a project or treasure when I’m there and this visit was no exception when I came across this wood cheese box.Read more ›