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October 06, 2015
DIY

From Basket to Bowl: A Halloween Makeover!

As a blogger who focuses on upcycling thrifted and vintage treasures, I have a special affinity for Halloween and Autumn… for some reason, upcycling and Fall just seem to go hand-in-hand!

During a recent trip to my local Goodwill store, I was brainstorming some new Halloween project ideas. I happened to be passing the basket section when I saw this perfect little white wicker basket.

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It had a fun shape and immediately reminded me of a pumpkin! And baskets from Goodwill are AWESOME for repurposing/restyling- they’re usually in near-perfect condition, and many of them are perfectly plain…giving you a nice, blank canvas for all things crafty.

So with Halloween on my mind, I broke out some orange spray paint to give my newly-thrifted white basket a makeover.

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After the basket had been ‘pumpkin-fied’, I needed an easy way to give it a jack-o-lantern look. So, I grabbed some black felt, my scissors, and some fabric glue.

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Now, you could certainly trace out a perfectly-symmetrical jack-o-lantern face or use pre-cut stencils, but I free-handed some triangles and a toothy grin. A little cock-eyed, but I’m cool with that! Isn’t he cute?

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And the “pièce de résistance”…or in this case, pieces… wrapped candy! In my world, that can only mean one thing- dark chocolate. My thrifted basket has become a seasonally adorable candy bowl to keep on my desk at work!

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Festive, simple, and blissfully inexpensive- gotta love that winning trio! I can’t wait to show everyone the “before” picture, too- I bet they’ll be amazed.

Craft on!

Sadie Seasongoods

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