Best Upcycling Ideas and Repurposing Projects by Sadie Seasongoods

Rustic Christmas Wreath for a Cozy Christmas

Rustic Christmas Wreath for a Cozy Christmas

I wanted to make a a rustic Christmas wreath by upcycling some of the flannel shirts (and scraps) I had. Even though I live in the suburbs, I always imagine that our home is actually a Christmas cottage in the north woods. So, I decided to pair up some flannel fabric with some woodland Christmas decor into a wreath that was perfect for a cozy Christmas.
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Farmhouse Tray from an Over the Sink Cutting Board

Farmhouse Tray from an Over the Sink Cutting Board

With the holidays on my mind, I wanted to create something decorative but also functional for entertaining guests. But I’m not too keen on spending a lot of money right before Christmas. I spied this over the sink cutting board on the shelf during a recent thrifting adventure. And I knew it had a LOT of potential to become a farmhouse tray.Read more ›

Garden Art with a Garden Trellis Made from Farm Tools

Garden Art with a Garden Trellis Made from Farm Tools

This project started out when I thrifted several old garden shovels for a Halloween project. Well, try as I might, the spooky project was a failure. I let the dust of my frustration settle before going back to the drawing board- I had the farm tools after all- I just needed a new idea! Eventually, I settled on the idea of building a garden trellis that would serve as garden art and primitive decor for my yard.
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Plaid Blanket or Tartan Throw with Wool Scarves

Plaid Blanket or Tartan Throw with Wool Scarves

In the fall and winter, I love, love, love having a throw blanket (or a few) laying around. They function for both cozy snuggles AND cozy decor – especially a plaid blanket or tartan throw. And I recently decided that the easiest way to make one was to upcycle some of the wool scarves that I occasionally see at the thrift store.

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Reusable Hand Warmers / DIY Hand Warmers from Flannel Shirts

Reusable Hand Warmers / DIY Hand Warmers from Flannel Shirts

I have a confession to make: Once I made my Fall Table Runner, I became completely obsessed with making more projects with flannel fabric. I’ll go ahead and apologize now because after a few weeks, you may be rolling your eyes at me. I decided that my next project should be a scrapbuster, as I had several cut-up flannel shirts that needed more upcycling. So, why not make some DIY hand warmers or reusable hand warmers for a fun and easy autumn craft?

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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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Fall Table Runner with Flannel Shirts and Lace Ribbon

Fall Table Runner with Flannel Shirts and Lace Ribbon

Back in early Spring when I created my Dyed Doily Table Runner, I was already envisioning an autumn version- with doilies dyed to look like chrysanthemums. AND, I even bought some vintage doilies that had orange and gold hues for the Fall table runner. I was *convinced* that that was the plan. But as time marched on, I started envisioning a cozier version – one that used flannel shirts and lace ribbon.Read more ›

Upcycling a Vintage Light Fixture into a Halloween Moon

Upcycling a Vintage Light Fixture into a Halloween Moon

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 large light globe 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 ›