Halloween Terrarium in a Candle Lantern

Halloween Terrarium in a Candle Lantern

It’s no secret that I love capturing the essence of holidays and season in jars. I’ve done it for Christmas (twice, if you count this project), Summer, Spring, and Winter. But, up until today, I hadn’t done one for Halloween. So, I’m rectifying that by making a Halloween terrarium this time!Read more ›

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 ›

Halloween Coasters with HAZMAT Stickers

Halloween Coasters with HAZMAT Stickers

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 HAZMAT stickers. They had been scattered across the store, so I turned it into a scavenger hunt to find them all. That’s when I decided that I needed a roll to make some Halloween coasters.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 try out felting wool once and for all!Read more ›

Plastic Pumpkins as Primitive Halloween Decor with Rust Effect Paint

Plastic Pumpkins as Primitive Halloween Decor with Rust Effect Paint

I have to admit, on certain junk or antique pieces, I like the look of rust more than actually dealing with rust. Sometimes, the chipping and the flaking of real rust is too much for me to deal with, especially indoors. So, when I had a chance to try out the Rust Effect Paint by Modern Masters, I jumped at the chance! Right off the bat, I knew I wanted to try it on the plastic pumpkins and pumpkin candy buckets that crowd the thrift store shelves. Read more ›

Candy Corn Decorations from Thread Cones

Candy Corn Decorations from Thread Cones

In my neck of the woods (the Carolinas), relics of old industrial textile mills are common at vintage stores and thrift shops. So, it’s no surprise that I run across these types of thread cones at one secondhand store after another. I’ve already repurposed some for a Christmas project, but this time, I decided to upcycle a few into candy corn decorations.Read more ›

Haunted House Decor from a House Shaped Picture Frame

Haunted House Decor from a House Shaped Picture Frame

When I first spotted this house shaped picture frame at Goodwill, it had been casually left in a basket of scarves and belts, as if the originally buyer had changed their mind. And as soon as I saw it, I thought, “Oh, look- a haunted house picture frame!”. But upon further inspection, I realized it was just in the shape of a Victorian house.

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Making a Halloween Spell Book from an Old Yearbook

Making a Halloween Spell Book from an Old Yearbook

There are a LOT of tutorials for a Harry Potter-inspired Halloween Spell Book out there. But, I’ve wanted to create my own versions for a while now. It wasn’t until I found a couple of old yearbooks while thrifting that an idea took root. Their textured leatherette covers and embossed designs REALLY seemed destined to become a Book of Spells or even steampunk books, perfect for Halloween decor!

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Outdoor Ghost Decorations from Repurposed Ceiling Fan Blades

Outdoor Ghost Decorations from Repurposed Ceiling Fan Blades

I found a bin of ceiling fan blades that were SUPER cheap, and there was a pack of white blades on the top. Right off the bat, I saw the potential of creating some outdoor ghost decorations from them. Making ghosts from fan blades isn’t exactly an original idea, but I had a feeling that I could get two ornaments from each ceiling fan blade.Read more ›