Halloween Ghost Decoration from a Wooden Cheese Board

Halloween Ghost Decoration from a Wooden Cheese Board

Several years ago, I found a wooden cheese board at a thrift store. It was just the wooden tray part, with indentations that I assume once held decorative tiles. But the tiles were long gone and the wooden tray had a peculiar shape. A shape that seemed DESTINED to become a Halloween ghost decoration.Read more ›

Terracotta Jack-o-Lantern for a Boho Halloween

Terracotta Jack-o-Lantern for a Boho Halloween

Earlier this year as I worked on my Thrift the Look: Boho Decor blog post, I thrifted and collected a bunch of terracotta pots. I’m not much of a gardener, indoors or outdoors,so the clay pots went back into the garage when I was done. But as October drew closer, I started to wonder how one would look as a terracotta jack-o-lantern.Read more ›

How to Make a Floating Ghost with a Metal Candlestick

How to Make a Floating Ghost with a Metal Candlestick

After last Halloween when I created this fun candy holder, I was determined to create another project for a Halloween ghost decoration. I wanted it to appear to be a floating ghost that could sit on a tabletop. So, the first order of business was to find some metal candlesticks at a thrift store.Read more ›

Alternative Trick or Treat Idea with a Candy Bowl Holder

Alternative Trick or Treat Idea with a Candy Bowl Holder

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 sewing bucket was definitely calling my name. I had a crazy idea to upcycle it into a candy bowl holder for Halloween. Something that would allow me to welcome trick or treaters while maintaining a safe distance and no contact.Read more ›

Upcycling a Straw Tote as a Halloween Planter

Upcycling a Straw Tote as a Halloween Planter

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 a Halloween planter.

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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 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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Upcycling the Glass Light Covers into a Ghost Light

Upcycling the Glass Light Covers into a Ghost Light

If you wander into any Habitat for Humanity ReStore, or really just about any thrift store, you’ll be sure to find a section of glass light covers. They come in different shapes- globe, teardrop, flower, etc. Some of them, however, are the PERFECT shape for a ghost light to use as Halloween decor.Read more ›