Rusty, Junky Plastic Pumpkins

Rusty, Junky Plastic Pumpkins

This post is sponsored by Rust-oleum, who provided a Rust Finish Metal Effects Kit by Modern Masters at no charge to me. All opinions are my own.

I have to admit- on certain junk or antique pieces, I like the look of rust more than actually dealing with rust- the chipping, the flaking, etc. So, when I had a chance to try out the “Rust Finish Metal Effects” kit by Modern Masters, I jumped at the chance! Right off the bat, I knew I wanted to try it on those plastic pumpkins that are ALWAYS at thrift stores this time of year.Read more ›

Decorative Candy Corn with Serger Thread

Decorative Candy Corn with Serger Thread

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 serger thread cones pretty frequently. I’ve already repurposed some for a Christmas project, but this time, I decided to upcycle a few into Halloween decor. More specifically, as decorative candy corn!Read more ›

Haunted House Décor with an Upcycled Picture Frame

Haunted House Décor with an Upcycled Picture Frame

When I first spotted this piece at Goodwill, it had been casually left in a basket of scarves and belts, as if the originally buyer had changed her/his 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 an aging Victorian house picture frame.

But a picture frame that could BECOME haunted house décor…

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Upcycling Old Yearbooks into Halloween Spell Books

Upcycling Old Yearbooks into Halloween Spell Books

There are a LOT of tutorials for DIY Halloween Spell Books out there, and I’m not here to reinvent the wheel. But, I’ve wanted to create my own versions for a while now and it wasn’t until I found a couple of old college yearbooks while thrifting that an idea took root.Read more ›

Floating Ghosts / Friendly Ghosts from Brass Candlesticks

Floating Ghosts / Friendly Ghosts from Brass Candlesticks

After last Halloween when I created this fun candy holder, I was determined to create another project for a Halloween ghost – friendly ghosts, for sure! And to create a Halloween ghost decoration that was a tabletop size, I used the brass candlesticks or brass candle holders that you see in thrift stores all the time.Read more ›

Spooky Halloween Light Post Decor

Spooky Halloween Light Post Decor

Over the years, Mr. Seasongoods has become accustomed to scanning the curb for interesting “things” that could become blog projects for me- and just a few weeks ago, he came across a pair of these old, beat-up candle holder lanterns. Each one was reminiscent of an old style light post, and he was fairly convinced I could use them- so he loaded them up and drove them home.Read more ›

Potion Bottles with Color Changing Paint and a Vintage Spice Rack

Potion Bottles with Color Changing Paint and a Vintage Spice Rack

I absolutely love coming up with new upcycling ideas and repurposed projects for Halloween decor. And this time, I decided to take a Harry Potter – inspired route with a vintage spice rack. I had this vision in my mind for potion bottles – like the kind you’d find in Hogwarts – and wanted to give my idea a go.Read more ›

Vintage Halloween Decorations from Christmas Window Candles

Vintage Halloween Decorations from Christmas Window Candles

Last year, I brought you a super simple, last minute Halloween project that took no time at all to create- remember these creepers? Well, I’m doing it again this year with a new super simple project. This time, some Christmas window candles will get a reboot…as scary Halloween decorations or vintage Halloween decorations.Read more ›

Halloween Motley Crew: “Haunted” Figurines

Halloween Motley Crew: “Haunted” Figurines

Here we go again with my latest contribution to The Good Life blog, the DIY/Lifestyle blog of Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. For October’s post, I went with a Halloween project (of course!) and decided to create something so ridiculously simple that anyone- and I mean ANYONE- can do it. Even if you don’t have a crafty bone in your body.Read more ›

From Basket to Candy Bowl – A Halloween Makeover!

From Basket to Candy Bowl – A Halloween Makeover!

October is almost over- how is that possible? But before it slips away, I wanted to bring to you my latest upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina. So far for Goodwill, I’ve blogged about DIY Wall Art and Creating a Thrifty Gift, and this month I went with a Halloween theme. And this is a project that is SO SIMPLE that literally anyone can do it, I promise. It uses just three things- a basket, orange paint, and some black felt- that’s it!Read more ›