100+ Upcycling Projects for Halloween and Autumn Home Decor

100+ Upcycling Projects for Halloween and Autumn Home Decor

It doesn’t feel like Fall yet outside my door, but I am so very ready for it. And based on feedback I’ve received from my readers and friends, y’all are more than ready for the seasons to change, too. So, my fellow Thrift Store Decor Team gals and I decided to pool all of our best upcycling ideas for autumn home decor into a single collection. Call it the ULTIMATE collection of repurposed and upcycled fall decor ideas and projects.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 ›

Halloween Cookie Cutters as Needle Felting Supplies

Halloween Cookie Cutters as Needle Felting Supplies

I can’t recall when or how I first heard about the craft of needle felting. But it is a technique that I’ve admired for a while and wanted to try out. A friend of mine told me that the easiest way to learn was to use cookie cutters as needle felting supplies for shaping the wool. So, when I thrifted these Halloween cookie cutters, I knew it was time to give felting wool a go!Read more ›

Plastic Pumpkins as Primitive Halloween Decor with Rust Effect Paint

Plastic Pumpkins as Primitive Halloween Decor with Rust Effect Paint

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 ›

Candy Corn Decorations from Thread Cones for Cute Halloween Decor

Candy Corn Decorations from Thread Cones for Cute Halloween Decor

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 these types of thread cones at one secondhand store after another. I’ve already repurposed some for a Christmas project, but this time, I decided to upcycle a few into candy corn decorations for some cute Halloween decor.Read more ›

Haunted House Decor from a House Shaped Picture Frame

Haunted House Decor from a House Shaped Picture Frame

When I first spotted this house shaped picture frame at Goodwill, it had been casually left in a basket of scarves and belts, as if the originally buyer had changed their 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.

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Making a Halloween Spell Book from an Old Yearbook

Making a Halloween Spell Book from an Old Yearbook

There are a LOT of tutorials for a Harry Potter-inspired Halloween Spell Book 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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Halloween Ornaments with Upcycled Fan Blades

Halloween Ornaments with Upcycled Fan Blades

I found a bin of 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 some Halloween tree decorations or Halloween ornaments. Halloween ghosts from fan blades isn’t a completely original idea, but I had a feeling that I could get two ornaments from each ceiling fan blade.Read more ›

How to Make a Floating Ghost with a Metal Candlestick

How to Make a Floating Ghost with a Metal Candlestick

After last Halloween when I created this fun candy holder, I was determined to create another project for a Halloween ghost decoration. I wanted it to appear to be a floating ghost that could sit on a tabletop. So, the first order of business was to find some metal candlesticks at a thrift store.Read more ›

Halloween Lamp Post for Halloween Porch Decorations

Halloween Lamp Post for Halloween Porch Decorations

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 candle holders that looked like a Victorian street lamps. He knew I could use them for something, and as soon as I saw them, I planned on transforming at least one of them into a Halloween lamp post to use as porch decor. Read more ›