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 ›

Halloween Lantern from a Wooden Hurricane Lantern

Halloween Lantern from a Wooden Hurricane Lantern

Raise your hand if you had a candle lantern or wooden hurricane lantern like this one in your home? There was a similar one in mine- and in fact, I think my parents still have it! Either way, when I saw this one in a thrift store, I snapped it up for an upcycling idea I had. I wondered if I could repurpose it into a Halloween lantern for  light up Halloween decor? Read more ›

Fabric Pumpkins from a Halloween Bandana

Fabric Pumpkins from a Halloween Bandana

After making these vintage bandana bowl covers, I couldn’t stop myself from snapping up vintage bandanas wherever I went. Over the years, I’ve collected them in all the colors of the rainbow, including plenty in orange and black. So I decided they would be perfect for some fabric pumpkins for Halloween decor. Read more ›

Halloween Candy Basket

Halloween Candy Basket

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 candy basket, so I snatched it up.

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Halloween Cookie Jar

Halloween Cookie Jar

There I was in Goodwill (how typical of me), casually strolling through the housewares. I wasn’t hunting for anything in particular, when I came across this house shaped cookie jar. It was chipped and cracked, so I knew it was primed for a makeover. But not just any makeover- a Halloween makeover! With a little paint and some creativity, I could transform it into a Halloween cookie jar! Read more ›

30+ Upcycling Projects and Halloween Craft Ideas

30+ Upcycling Projects and Halloween Craft Ideas

Upcycling and Halloween are a match made in DIY heaven. There are simply SO MANY THINGS that can be upcycled into Halloween ghosts or jack-o-lantern pumpkins…and that’s really only the beginning. Thrift store shelves, garage sales, and flea markets are ripe with upcycling projects and Halloween craft ideas.

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Spooky Silhouettes as Halloween Window Decor

Spooky Silhouettes as Halloween Window Decor

Vintage embroidery hoops are one of those things that you can almost always find in thrift stores. And I like them SO much better than modern-made hoops. But either way, they are the perfect thing to use for this upcycling idea for Halloween window decor. More specifically, I wanted to upcycle them into spooky silhouettes.

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Light Up Pumpkin Jack-o-Lantern

Light Up Pumpkin Jack-o-Lantern

I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again. One of my favorite places to go for both crafting inspiration and supplies is Habitat ReStore. And for some reason this year, I can’t stop making Halloween decor with vintage light fixtures. This time, I’ve turned one into light up pumpkin jack-o-lantern.Read more ›

Spider Web Decor for Halloween

Spider Web Decor for Halloween

Once upon a time, I created some shabby chic wall decor for our dining room with lace doilies in embroidery hoops. I loved how they looked, but as Halloween approached, I pictured a spookier version. A version that looked like Spider Web decor. And it would be VERY easy to make!Read more ›

Halloween Ghost Lights from Glass Light Covers

Halloween Ghost Lights from Glass Light Covers

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