Painted Wood Pumpkins for Rustic Fall Decor

Painted Wood Pumpkins for Rustic Fall Decor

I find pieces of Monkey Pod Wood at thrift stores from time to time, but I recently found a couple of them that sparked an idea. Both were scratched up, and with their short little handles, I quickly envisioned them as painted wood pumpkins.

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Alcohol Ink Paint on Glass Pumpkins

Alcohol Ink Paint on Glass Pumpkins

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 ›

Liquor Bottle Painting for Fall Pumpkin Decor

Liquor Bottle Painting for Fall Pumpkin 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 do some liquor bottle painting and transform them into Fall pumpkin decor.

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Upcycling a Straw Tote as a Halloween Planter

Upcycling a Straw Tote as a Halloween 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’s what happened when I spotted this straw tote and knew it was destined to become a Halloween planter.

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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 ›

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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Wooden Pumpkin Decor and Trinket Box

Wooden Pumpkin Decor and Trinket Box

Somewhere in my Pinterest meanderings, I stumbled across a trinket 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 but as wooden pumpkin decor instead of Planet Earth. I just needed the right set of vintage salad bowls. And then one day, there they were, staring me in the face from the Goodwill shelf.Read more ›

Halloween Door Hanger from a Wicker Paper Plate Holder

Halloween Door Hanger from a Wicker Paper Plate Holder

On a recent trip to Goodwill, I noticed one wicker paper plate holder after another. You know the kind I’m talking about? The paper plate holders that were once found in nearly every kitchen back in the day. Well, apparently they’re all getting donated to the thrift store! I knew I needed to come up with an upcycling idea for them, and a Halloween door hanger seemed like a great place to start.
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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 ›