Fabric Pumpkins from a Halloween Bandana

Fabric Pumpkins from a Halloween Bandana

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 they would be perfect for some fabric pumpkins for Halloween decor. Read more ›

Halloween Candy Basket

Halloween Candy Basket

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 candy basket, so I snatched it up.

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Halloween Cookie Jar

Halloween Cookie Jar

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 house shaped 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 Projects and Halloween Craft Ideas

30+ Upcycling Projects and Halloween Craft Ideas

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 projects and Halloween craft ideas.

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Halloween Moon and Witch Decor from a Glass Globe Light Fixture

Halloween Moon and Witch Decor from a Glass Globe Light Fixture

I’ll admit it, when it comes to vintage light fixtures, I am a full-fledged addict. For whatever reason, they are a constant source of inspiration, particularly during Halloween. I had nearly forgotten about this glass globe light fixture in my craft room. But upon re-discovering it, I immediately had a vision of a flying witch in front of a Halloween moon!Read more ›

Halloween Silhouettes as Halloween Window Decorations

Halloween Silhouettes as Halloween Window Decorations

Vintage embroidery hoops are one of those things that you can almost always find in thrift stores. And I like them SO much better than modern-made hoops. But either way, they are the perfect thing to use for this upcycling idea for Halloween window decorations. More specifically, I wanted to upcycle them into Halloween Silhouettes.

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Halloween Door Hanger from a Wicker Paper Plate Holder

Halloween Door Hanger from a Wicker Paper Plate Holder

On a recent trip to Goodwill, I noticed one wicker paper plate holder after another. You know the kind I’m talking about? The paper plate holders that were once found in nearly every kitchen back in the day. Well, apparently they’re all getting donated to the thrift store! I knew I needed to come up with an upcycling idea for them, and a Halloween door hanger seemed like a great place to start.
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Halloween Poison Bottles from Old Glass Bottles and Vintage Pharmacy Labels

Halloween Poison Bottles from Old Glass Bottles and Vintage Pharmacy Labels

Years ago, I picked up some vintage pharmacy bottles from an antiques store that was in its final days before closing. I couldn’t believe how good the price was, and later lamented the fact that I hadn’t scooped them all up. But, either way, I knew they would be PERFECT as Halloween poison bottles to use as apothecary decor.Read more ›

Light Up Pumpkin and Jack-o-Lantern Light for Halloween

Light Up Pumpkin and Jack-o-Lantern Light for Halloween

I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again- one of my favorite places to go for both crafting inspiration and supplies is Habitat ReStore. And for some reason this year, I can’t stop making Halloween decor with vintage light fixtures. And this time, I’ve turned one into light up pumpkin and jack-o-lantern light.Read more ›

Spiderweb Decor or Halloween Spider Web from Lace Doilies

Spiderweb Decor or Halloween Spider Web from Lace Doilies

Once upon a time, I created some shabby chic wall decor for our dining room with lace doilies in embroidery hoops. I loved how they looked, but as Halloween approached, I pictured a spookier version. A version that looked like a Halloween spider web or Spiderweb decor. And it would be VERY easy to make!Read more ›