Best Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects by Sadie Seasongoods

Creepy Coasters for Halloween with Hazard Labels

Creepy Coasters for Halloween with Hazard Labels

The thrift store is a never-ending source of surprises, is it? Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the thrift store throws you yet another curve ball. That’s how I felt when I kept finding rolls and rolls of hazard labels. They had been scattered across the store, so I turned it into a scavenger hunt to find them all. With Halloween on my mind, I also decided that I needed a roll for myself for a little project…Read more ›

Halloween Cookie Cutters as Needle Felting Supplies

Halloween Cookie Cutters as Needle Felting Supplies

I can’t recall when or how I first heard about the craft of needle felting. But it is a technique that I’ve admired for a while and wanted to try out. A friend of mine told me that the easiest way to learn was to use cookie cutters as needle felting supplies for shaping the wool. So, when I thrifted these Halloween cookie cutters, I knew it was time to give felting wool a go!Read more ›

Stenciling Fall Leaves in the Colors of Autumn

Stenciling Fall Leaves in the Colors of Autumn

Like most people, I adore the colors of fall leaves. But even more specifically, I love leaves that are “mid-change”. The ones that showcase a gradient of colors in green, yellow, orange, and red. So, I decided that I really wanted to try to capture those colors of autumn by stenciling some fall leaves on a cabinet door in my stash.Read more ›

Pumpkin Decor and Cake Dome from a Wooden Bowl

Pumpkin Decor and Cake Dome from a Wooden Bowl

Even though I am busy-busy-busy working on projects for my book, I couldn’t let the season go by without making at least one pumpkin project! And for this one, I went “garage shopping” – and came across this set of wooden bowls. I set aside the smaller ones for my book, and decided that the big fella should become a pumpkin…and cake dome.Read more ›

Fall Apples and Apple Decor from Monkey Pod Wood

Fall Apples and Apple Decor from Monkey Pod Wood

Even though I had already upcycled some monkey pod wood once before, I decided that thrifting fate was telling me to do it again. You see, I came across these bowls twice over the course of a few weeks. And, well – that’s a rarity for most thrift store “smalls”! After I saw them the second time, I decided they kind of looked like Fall apples – or rather, they could look like apple decor. So, in the cart they went.Read more ›

30+ Upcycled Autumn and Fall Wreath Ideas for Your Front Door

30+ Upcycled Autumn and Fall Wreath Ideas for Your Front Door

Once the calendar flips over to a new year, I start the “Countdown to Fall” clock in my head. Honest to goodness, I spend all year looking forward to the first cool day after a hot summer. And once that day arrives, I can’t wait to welcome it on my front door. So, I decided to gather some of my favorite upcycling projects for autumn and fall wreath ideas.Read more ›

Book Decor with Vintage Photos and Reader’s Digest Books (and Big Announcement!)

Book Decor with Vintage Photos and Reader’s Digest Books (and Big Announcement!)

For several years, I’ve wanted to upcycle some of those old Reader’s Digest books that I often see at the thrifts. The ones from the ’50s and ’60s have these gorgeous patterned covers that are little works of art. So, I finally put a few to good use as book decor by pairing them up with some old photographs.Read more ›

Pub Sign / Pirate Decor from a Cabinet Door

Pub Sign / Pirate Decor from a Cabinet Door

I always have to stroll down the cabinet door aisle when I’m in Habitat ReStore. And usually, I can resist grabbing anything from the pile of usually-plain doors. But on this particular day, there was a bevy of intriguing blue and white doors for the taking. They had a very nautical feel to me and I decided to make a sea pub sign or pirate decor that would be perfect for nautical wall decor.Read more ›

Starfish Decor from a Christmas Tree Topper

Starfish Decor from a Christmas Tree Topper

While working on my recent Thrift the Look: Beach Cottage blog post, one of the most challenging elements to find was a large starfish. I didn’t want to buy a real/dried one from a craft store, so upcycling was my best bet. But I needed something to act as starfish decor, one way or another.Read more ›

Thrifted Decor for a Beach Cottage or Coastal Cottage

Thrifted Decor for a Beach Cottage or Coastal Cottage

My “Thrift the Look” blog hop challenges are one of my favorite things to do. And this time around, the theme is Cottage Decor. I took it a step further and decided to recreate the decor style for a beach cottage or coastal cottage.Read more ›