Upcycling a Clam Hod as a Pumpkin Basket

Upcycling a Clam Hod as a Pumpkin Basket

Truth be told, I didn’t know that this kind of basket was called a Clam Hod when I first spotted it. All I knew was that I spotted a certain shape that I could tease out as a pumpkin. After buying it and bringing it home, I figured out that it was a specific kind of basket (with a little help from my friend, Maliasmark).Read more ›

Pumpkin Centerpiece and Food Dome from a Wooden Mixing Bowl

Pumpkin Centerpiece and Food Dome from a Wooden Mixing Bowl

Even though I am busy-busy-busy working on projects for my book, I couldn’t let the season go by without making at least one pumpkin project! And for this one, I went “garage shopping”, and came across this set of wooden bowls. I set aside the smaller ones for my book, and decided that the large wooden bowl might be perfect as a food dome and pumpkin centerpiece.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 ›

Pumpkin Patch Sign from a Wooden Paper Plate Holder

Pumpkin Patch Sign from a Wooden Paper Plate Holder

I’ll be honest with you- a wooden paper plate holder was not something I grew up with. Paper plates, yes, but designated wooden holders for them? Nope, not at all. There wasn’t much primitive country decor in my childhood home, so that’s probably why. Fast forward to my days as an upcycling blogger, though, and I couldn’t snap this one up fast enough! Because I had an upcycling idea to transform it into a pumpkin patch sign for Fall.Read more ›

Painted Wooden Pumpkins from Monkey Pod Wood for Rustic Fall Decor

Painted Wooden Pumpkins from Monkey Pod Wood for Rustic Fall Decor

Funny, but true, story about this project. It all started out when I found this apple-shaped wooden tray at the thrift store. I find pieces of Monkey Pod Wood at thrift stores all the time but never know what to do with them. But this one was just too cute a shape to pass up.

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Alcohol Ink Paint on Glass Pumpkins for Fall Decor

Alcohol Ink Paint on Glass Pumpkins for Fall Decor

Every now and then, I choose to work on a project based on a crafting technique, as opposed to a really unique upcycling idea. And this, my friends, is one of those projects! You see, I’d been looking for a way to try out alcohol ink or alcohol paint for a long time. And I decided that trying out alcohol ink paint on glass pumpkins (or other round glass) might result in some gorgeous fall decor.Read more ›

Painted Gourds from Glass Liquor Bottles as Fall Decor

Painted Gourds from Glass Liquor Bottles as Fall Decor

After our junkin’ journey trip to Louisville, we came home with several interesting bottles of bourbon. And normally, that wouldn’t be a big deal…but as you may recall, we can no longer recycle glass in our county. So, I’m once again tasked with coming up with ways to recycle glass into projects. And this time, I decided to transform them into painted gourds to use as Fall decor.

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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 ›

Wooden Keepsake Box and DIY Wood Pumpkin from Salad Bowls

Wooden Keepsake Box and DIY Wood Pumpkin from Salad Bowls

Somewhere in my Pinterest meanderings, I stumbled across a wooden keepsake box that had been made by upcycling a pair of round bowls and painted to look like Earth. I knew I wanted to do something similar to create a DIY Wood Pumpkin, but I just needed the right set of wooden salad bowls. And then, there they were, staring me in the face from the Goodwill shelf.Read more ›

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 ›