Halloween Candy Bowl / Ghost Decoration from a Sewing Bucket

Halloween Candy Bowl / Ghost Decoration from a Sewing Bucket

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 piece of primitive furniture / sewing bucket was definitely calling my name. I had a crazy idea to upcycle it into a Halloween candy bowl (or candy bowl holder) by making it into a ghost decoration.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 or some sort of light up Halloween decor? Read more ›

How to Make a Fabric Pumpkin / Bandana Pumpkin

How to Make a Fabric Pumpkin / Bandana Pumpkin

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 to teach myself how to make fabric pumpkins out of bandana fabric. I have a sneaking suspicion that bandana pumpkins are just going to be ADORABLE – what do you think?Read more ›

Halloween Basket or Halloween Candy Dish

Halloween Basket or Halloween Candy Dish

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 basket, so I snatched it up.

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Halloween Cookie Jar and Haunted House Decor

Halloween Cookie Jar and Haunted House Decor

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 vintage 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 Ideas and Repurposed Projects for Halloween Decor

30+ Upcycling Ideas and Repurposed Projects for Halloween Decor

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 ideas for Halloween decor.

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Halloween Silhouettes as Halloween Window Decorations

Halloween Silhouettes as Halloween Window Decorations

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 decorations. More specifically, I wanted to upcycle them into Halloween Silhouettes.

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Light Up Pumpkin and Jack-o-Lantern Light for Halloween

Light Up Pumpkin and Jack-o-Lantern Light for Halloween

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. And this time, I’ve turned one into light up pumpkin and jack-o-lantern light.Read more ›

Spiderweb Decor / Halloween Spider Web from Lace Doilies

Spiderweb Decor / Halloween Spider Web from Lace Doilies

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 a Halloween spider web or Spiderweb decor. And it would be VERY easy to make!Read more ›

Upcycling the Glass Light Covers into a Ghost Light

Upcycling the Glass Light Covers into a Ghost Light

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