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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Halloween Porch Decorations with a Straw Tote

Halloween Porch Decorations with a Straw Tote

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 the Halloween porch decorations of my dreams.

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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 ›

Making a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern from a Paper Plate Holder

Making a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern from a Paper Plate Holder

On a recent trip to Goodwill, I noticed one paper plate holder after another. You know the kind I’m talking about? The wicker paper plate holders that were once found in nearly every kitchen. 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 jack-o-lantern seemed like a good place to start.
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