Boho Style Halloween Jack-o-Lantern

Boho Style Halloween Jack-o-Lantern

Earlier this year as I worked on my Thrift the Look: Boho Decor blog post, I thrifted and collected a bunch of small 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 Halloween jack-o-lantern.Read more ›

Creepy Coasters for Halloween with Hazard Labels

Creepy Coasters for Halloween with Hazard Labels

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 hazard labels. They had been scattered across the store, so I turned it into a scavenger hunt to find them all. With Halloween on my mind, I also decided that I needed a roll for myself for a little project…Read more ›

Primitive Halloween Decor with Rust Effect Paint on Plastic Pumpkins

Primitive Halloween Decor with Rust Effect Paint on Plastic Pumpkins

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 ›

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 ›

Halloween House / DIY Haunted House with a Multi Photo Frame

Halloween House / DIY Haunted House with a Multi Photo Frame

When I first spotted this multi photo frame 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 in the shape of a Victorian house. With a Halloween makeover, however…it could EASILY become a DIY haunted house or Halloween house – don’t you think?

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Upcycling Old Yearbooks into a Book of Spells or Halloween Spell Books

Upcycling Old Yearbooks into a Book of Spells or Halloween Spell Books

There are a LOT of tutorials for Harry Potter – inspired Halloween Spell Books 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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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 ›

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 Figurines for Scary Halloween Decorations

Halloween Figurines for Scary Halloween Decorations

When you go to a thrift store (or garage sale…or flea market), there are ALWAYS some figurines available. Whether they are ceramic, porcelain, clay, or other material, figurines are a secondhand shop staple. And as I was on my thrifting adventures over the past few months, I picked up a few along the way. I had a sneaking suspicion with just a little bit of paint, I could create Halloween figurines as scary Halloween decorations with them.
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