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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Fan Blade Outdoor Ghost Ornaments

Fan Blade Outdoor Ghost Ornaments

EEEK…I didn’t mean to publish two Halloween ghost décor projects in a row, but that’s how the cookie crumbled this year. But this one is pretty different…AND it’s to be used outdoors in your yard! But anyway- here’s the story: 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 little ghost ornaments (think the Pac-man variety) to hang out in the yard.Read more ›

DIY Floating Ghosts using Upcycled Brass Candlesticks

DIY Floating Ghosts using Upcycled Brass Candlesticks

After last Halloween when I created this fun candy holder, I was determined to create a smaller ghost décor project that kinda-sorta matched it. But I desperately wanted whatever project I created to to end up looking like floating ghosts, if that makes any sense.

I finally figured out a peculiar, but very Sadie-esque, solution: brass candlesticks from the thrift store!Read more ›

Spooky Halloween Light Post Décor

Spooky Halloween Light Post Décor

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 ›

Halloween Magic Potion Bottles

Halloween Magic Potion Bottles

I’ve been on a “revisiting old thrift store finds” kick lately- first that old magazine holder from 2015, and now this old spice rack (ALSO from 2015). This little ditty has been taking up space and gathering dust as a hobby for nearly two years- and with Halloween around the corner, I finally decided that it was long overdue for a revamp!Read more ›

When Christmas Window Candles Go Halloween…

When Christmas Window Candles Go Halloween…

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. And this time…we’re repurposing vintage Christmas window candles …with a Halloween twist.Read more ›

DIY Halloween Candy Bowl Holder

DIY Halloween 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…like this vintage barrel stand, for instance. Based on my Facebook feedback, a LOT of folks had one in the home many moons ago, and lots of folks used it to hold their knitting supplies.Read more ›

Spooky Halloween Lantern with Upcycled Candle Lantern

Spooky Halloween Lantern with Upcycled Candle Lantern

Raise your hand if you had one of these “candle lanterns” in your house 30 years ago? I am 99% sure we had one in ours…so when I saw this one at the thrift store, I snapped it up because I had a Halloween idea in mind.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 ›

Country Cookie Jar to Spooky Haunted House

Country Cookie Jar to Spooky Haunted House

Hopefully you aren’t sick of Halloween projects yet! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…upcycling and Halloween are a match made in crafting heaven, which is why I keep bringing you more and more projects on the blog!

And this one is no exception. It started out with a trip to Goodwill (how typical of me) and a casual stroll through housewares. I wasn’t hunting for anything in particular, and when I came across this chipped, cracked country cottage cookie jar, I was intrigued (because it was an unusual item) but not inspired.Read more ›