Halloween Home Decor from the Thrift Store

Halloween Home Decor from the Thrift Store

Spooky Season is here, my friends, which means it’s time to add all the Halloween touches to your home. All of these upcycling ideas are perfect for Halloween home decor- they’re thrifty, easy and approachable, and scratch that cute-but-spooky itch that many of us have at this time of year.

“Floating” Ghosts

floating ghosts for halloween decor

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These friendly little ghosts appear to float, but there are no strings attached. That’s because they have a secret underneath, and it’s something you can easily find at just about any thrift store.

Halloween Wall Art

turning thrift store art into halloween art

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A tree print from the thrift store (and from a big box store before that) is the perfect thing to “spookify” for Halloween, isn’t it? It’s not valuable art by any stretch, which makes it a great canvas for all sorts of creepy additions like this.



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Plastic Halloween candy buckets are usually easy to find at thrift stores, but they don’t have to stay that garish shade of bright orange. A boho-modern makeover with copper paint turns that plastic tub into a festive and chic planter for your Halloween home decor.

Halloween Home Decor with Faux Poison Bottles

diy poison bottles

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Thrift stores usually have a few bottles in their housewares section. And if you dirty them up and add some fun labels, you can create faux poison bottles for your Halloween home decor. Perfect for a mad scientist’s lab mantelscape or similar.

Haunted House Decor

halloween picture frame

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This house-shaped picture frame was a little creepy to begin with, but a simple makeover and some images from vintage Halloween postcards turned it into a festive haunted house!

Ghoulish Candy Stand

Halloween trick or treat ideas with a candy bowl holder

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Your trick-or-treaters will be positively delighted when they meet your friendly ghost candy bowl stand on Halloween night! But the best part is what he’s made from, hiding underneath that sheet. Plus, nothing is permanent, making him super easy to store for the rest of the year.

Terrarium? Or “Terror-ium”?

halloween terrarium in a black candle lantern

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Terrariums are all the rage these days and are usually filled with succulents and cutesy fairy furniture. But this Halloween version employs a (faux) carnivorous plant and some skeleton parts- talk about EEK but chic!

Witchy Moon Light

halloween moon light

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An old light fixture is the perfect thing to transform into an eerie Halloween moon lamp like this– complete with a flying witch! Interestingly enough, the painting technique for that moon-like “texture” couldn’t be easier, either.

“Footed” Tray

footed tray for halloween decor

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Coffee table trays are on-trend decor but this Halloween version elevates the style quite literally thanks to some skeleton feet. It started as a picture frame from the thrift store, but is now the spookiest footed tray around.

Dark Academia Halloween Home Decor

dark academia decor that comes from thrift stores and upcycling

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Dark Academia decor and Halloween decor aren’t exactly the same thing- but depending on your style, there are a lot of potential overlapping elements. And hunting for dark academia pieces at thrift stores is the ultimate spooky scavenger hunt!

Hitchcock-inspired Halloween Home Decor

Victorian Halloween decor with a Halloween lamp post

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A rusty old candle lantern found on the side of the curb was meant to be repurposed into something for Halloween. And this Victorian style, Hitchcock-inspired lamp post and sign holder for the front porch was the perfect thing!

Creepy Candles

Creepy candles for Halloween from Christmas window candles

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You know those Christmas window candles that are always at thrift stores? Well, they are even BETTER when spookified for Halloween- and it’s a super easy upcycle that anyone can do.

Halloween Home Decor for the Porch

jack-o-planter from a straw tote bag

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A large straw tote bag from the thrift store is perfect for turning into a jack-o-planter for your front porch with this upcycling idea. Doesn’t it look frighteningly festive when filled with potted mums?

Spooky Silhouettes

spooky silhouettes as halloween window decor

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Embroidery hoops from a thrift store are fun to upcycle into Halloween silhouettes for any of your favorite creepy characters. And they appear to “float” inside their hoop frames, too- thanks to another thrifted find.

Creepy Coasters

halloween home decor with creepy coasters

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Plain coasters from the thrift store are a blank canvas for any number of upcycling ideas. And in this case, thrifted hazard labels are the perfect addition for some creepy coasters to use all throughout spooky season.



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Those plastic jack-o-lantern candy buckets really do work well for Halloween home decor. And in this case, they’re transformed into “junk-o-lanterns” with the help of a special rustifying paint kit. Don’t they look like little smiling cauldrons now?

Lanterns for Halloween Home Decor

halloween lantern at night

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An outdated candle lantern or hurricane from the thrift store is made over into a cute-but-spooky lantern for Halloween. And the secret trick? Cellophane treat bags, believe it or not.

DIY Spider Web for Halloween Home Decor

spider web decor for halloween

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Let’s face it- a lot of Grandma’s doilies end up at thrift stores. But you can upcycle her hard work into Halloween crafts like a fun spider web to hang on the wall. This Halloween craft is especially perfect for any torn or stained doilies, as well.

More Upcycled Halloween Ideas

halloween crafts from the thrift store

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Looking for even more upcycling inspiration for your spooky decorating needs? Then, this collection of Halloween crafts might be just the ticket- check it out before your next thrifting adventure!

Craft on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.

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