Potion Bottles with Color Changing Paint and a Vintage Spice Rack

Potion Bottles with Color Changing Paint and a Vintage Spice Rack

I absolutely love coming up with new upcycling ideas and repurposed projects for Halloween decor. And this time, I decided to take a Harry Potter – inspired route with a vintage spice rack. I had this vision in my mind for potion bottles – like the kind you’d find in Hogwarts – and wanted to give my idea a go.Read more ›

Vintage Halloween Decorations from Christmas Window Candles

Vintage Halloween Decorations from Christmas Window Candles

Last year, I brought you a super simple, last minute Halloween project that took no time at all to create- remember these creepers? Well, I’m doing it again this year with a new super simple project. This time, some Christmas window candles will get a reboot…as scary Halloween decorations or vintage Halloween decorations.Read more ›

Halloween Figurines for Scary Halloween Decorations

Halloween Figurines for Scary Halloween Decorations

When you go to a thrift store (or garage sale…or flea market), there are ALWAYS some figurines available. Whether they are ceramic, porcelain, clay, or other material, figurines are a secondhand shop staple. And as I was on my thrifting adventures over the past few months, I picked up a few along the way. I had a sneaking suspicion with just a little bit of paint, I could create Halloween figurines as scary Halloween decorations with them.
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Halloween Candy Bowl / Ghost Decoration from a Sewing Bucket

Halloween Candy Bowl / Ghost Decoration from a Sewing Bucket

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. And this piece of primitive furniture / sewing bucket was definitely calling my name. I had a crazy idea to upcycle it into a Halloween candy bowl (or candy bowl holder) by making it into a ghost decoration.Read more ›

Halloween Lantern from a Wooden Hurricane Lantern

Halloween Lantern from a Wooden Hurricane Lantern

Raise your hand if you had a candle lantern or wooden hurricane lantern like this one in your home? There was a similar one in mine – and in fact, I think my parents still have it! Either way, when I saw this one in a thrift store, I snapped it up for an upcycling idea I had. I wondered if I could repurpose it into a Halloween lantern or some sort of light up Halloween decor? Read more ›

Halloween Porch Decorations with a Straw Tote

Halloween Porch Decorations with a Straw Tote

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’s what happened when I spotted this straw tote and knew it was destined to become the Halloween porch decorations of my dreams.

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How to Make a Fabric Pumpkin / Bandana Pumpkin

How to Make a Fabric Pumpkin / Bandana Pumpkin

After making these vintage bandana bowl covers, I couldn’t stop myself from snapping up vintage bandanas wherever I went. Over the years, I’ve collected them in all the colors of the rainbow, including plenty in orange and black. So I decided to teach myself how to make fabric pumpkins out of bandana fabric. I have a sneaking suspicion that bandana pumpkins are just going to be ADORABLE – what do you think?Read more ›

Halloween Basket or Halloween Candy Dish

Halloween Basket or Halloween Candy Dish

I developed this project by accident. I was in my local Goodwill with a specific project 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! I couldn’t help but see it as a Halloween basket, so I snatched it up.

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Halloween Cookie Jar and Haunted House Decor

Halloween Cookie Jar and Haunted House Decor

There I was in Goodwill (how typical of me), casually strolling through the housewares. I wasn’t hunting for anything in particular, when I came across this vintage cookie jar. It was chipped and cracked, so I knew it was primed for a makeover. But not just any makeover – a Halloween makeover! With a little paint and some creativity, I could transform it into a Halloween cookie jar! Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Ideas and Repurposed Projects for Halloween Decor

30+ Upcycling Ideas and Repurposed Projects for Halloween Decor

Upcycling and Halloween are a match made in DIY heaven. There are simply SO MANY THINGS that can be upcycled into Halloween ghosts or jack-o-lantern pumpkins…and that’s really only the beginning. Thrift store shelves, garage sales, and flea markets are ripe with upcycling ideas for Halloween decor.

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