Fall Candy Dish and Indian Corn Decorations

Fall Candy Dish and Indian Corn Decorations

A corn bowl like this is something I see while thrifting quite frequently. Some of them are valuable (i.e., Corn King by Shawnee Pottery). But there are a LOT of dupes and fakers out there, which I decided were fair game for upcycling. And I had an idea to turn one into a fall candy dish that doubled as Indian Corn decorations, which would be perfect for Thanksgiving.Read more ›

Hello Fall Sign on a DIY Loom

Hello Fall Sign on a DIY Loom

When I first spotted this thing at a thrift store, I had no idea what it was. Which, I suppose, made it even more attractive to me because it ended up in my cart! Posting it on my Facebook page revealed what it was- a casserole dish holder- but I was already mulling over using it as a DIY loom. A DIY loom that could double as a standing frame to display a Hello Fall sign!Read more ›

Modern Fall Decor for the Fireplace

Modern Fall Decor for the Fireplace

I wasn’t entirely sure what this was when I first spotted it at the thrift. But when I got close enough to inspect it, I realized it was a folding candelabra of sorts. I thought, “Well, this will look lovely in front of our fireplace”…and slowly an idea for modern fall decor started to percolate in my mind.Read more ›

Non-Pumpkin Fall Decorations

Non-Pumpkin Fall Decorations

I’ll be the first to admit that I absolutely LOVE pumpkins when it comes to decorating for Fall. I have “pumpkinized” countless thrift store items over the years, and yes, there will be MORE in the future. But even I recognize the fact that they can be easily overdone. So, I thought it’d be fun to create a post about non-pumpkin fall decorations in case you would like a bit more variety, as well.Read more ›

Coastal Fall Decor

Coastal Fall Decor

Many years ago while visiting our old stomping grounds (West Palm Beach), we visited a nautical antiques shop that was simply FABULOUS. While no longer in business there, I’ve had a prized pair of lobster buoys since our visit. And one of them recently inspired me to create some coastal fall decor.

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Pilgrim Hat Craft from a Light Baffle

Pilgrim Hat Craft from a Light Baffle

There I was, in one of the Charlotte Region Habitat ReStores, tinkering around the light fixture section. I mean, it’s not exactly a strange place to find me. BUT, imagine me picking up a light baffle and placing it atop my head for a split second. Because as soon as I saw a pile of them, I knew they’d be perfect for a pilgrim hat craft. Not to wear, mind you, but as decorations for a Thanksgiving table.

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Autumn Leaf Dishes for Fall Decor

Autumn Leaf Dishes for Fall Decor

Since Fall is my favorite season, I am always drawn to anything Fall-related at thrift stores. Acorns, squirrels, pumpkins- you name it. So, it’s no surprise that these wooden leaves stopped me in my thrifting tracks. Of course I needed these autumn leaf dishes, and I knew exactly how I wanted to jazz them up.Read more ›

35+ Upcycling Ideas with a Thanksgiving Aesthetic

35+ Upcycling Ideas with a Thanksgiving Aesthetic

Even though I’ve assembled collections of upcycled Fall Decor projects in the past, I realized that I hadn’t done one for Thanksgiving ideas. Sure, there’s a lot of overlap, what with pumpkins and fall leaves. But getting that Thanksgiving aesthetic often means the inclusion of other symbols- turkeys, cornucopias, etc. So, I decided that another round-up of upcycling ideas was warranted!Read more ›

Decorating a Tote Bag with Leather Leaves

Decorating a Tote Bag with Leather Leaves

If you’re familiar with my book, “Crafting with Flannel”, then you may have seen that I decorated a tote bag with a touch of flannel. Well, I wanted to do something similar this year with some leather scraps. My plan? To decorate a tote bag with leather leaves.Read more ›

Farmhouse Fall Wreath from a Wicker Plate Holder

Farmhouse Fall Wreath from a Wicker Plate Holder

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done something like this. And by “this”, I mean borrow concepts from two very different projects and combine them into a new project. Apparently, my creativity can be circular! Speaking of circular, that brings me to this pile of wicker plate holders that I found at a Charlotte Region ReStore. And how I used one to make a farmhouse fall wreath.

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