Rusty, Junky Plastic Pumpkins

Rusty, Junky Plastic Pumpkins

This post is sponsored by Rust-oleum, who provided a Rust Finish Metal Effects Kit by Modern Masters at no charge to me. All opinions are my own.

I have to admit- on certain junk or antique pieces, I like the look of rust more than actually dealing with rust- the chipping, the flaking, etc. So, when I had a chance to try out the “Rust Finish Metal Effects” kit by Modern Masters, I jumped at the chance! Right off the bat, I knew I wanted to try it on those plastic pumpkins that are ALWAYS at thrift stores this time of year.Read more ›

Mums the Word: Straw Tote Pumpkin Planter

Mums the Word: Straw Tote Pumpkin Planter

Sometimes I go to the thrift store and come away empty-handed, bummed out, and treasure-less. But then there are those magical times when I walk in and immediately have a “near-craft experience”. And by that, I mean I spot a thrifty treasure and know what I plan to do with it…immediately! That, my friends, is what happened when I walked up to this faded orange and black straw tote bag.Read more ›

25+ Upcycled and Repurposed Halloween Ideas

25+ Upcycled and Repurposed Halloween Ideas

Halloween décor , for whatever reason, is really well-suited for an upcycling / repurposing approach. There seems to be an endless array of “spooky junk” project ideas and all of a sudden, everything you see starts to resemble a pumpkin, a ghost, or a witch’s hat.

Not that I’m complaining! I love coming up with new Halloween projects and look forward to creating new ones all year long. Read more ›

Wicker Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern Décor

Wicker Paper Plate Holder Jack-o-Lantern Décor

Whenever I develop a simple project that relies on readily available thrift store items, I get an extra charge of satisfaction. And this Halloween-themed project is no exception- while I was at my local Goodwill, I simply couldn’t get away from these wicker / rattan paper plate holders- there were a TON of these in the housewares section.Read more ›

Jack-o-Lamp: Salvaged Light Fixture “Pumpkin”

Jack-o-Lamp: Salvaged Light Fixture “Pumpkin”

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 décor using salvaged light fixtures.

First, I made Light Cover Ghosts.

And now? A light fixture Jack-o-Lamp!Read more ›