Thrift Store Halloween

Thrift Store Halloween

It is time to pull out all of your Halloween items and get decorating! If you
don’t love what you already have, no worries!

Studio 5 Contributor Jennifer Heslop shares her ideas to transform old thrift
store items into hot Halloween décor!

Mice-Infested Chair- give an outdated upholstered chair a
makeover by tearing holes into the fabric and pulling the stuffing through
the holes. Add a couple of toy mice.

Halloween Family Gallery- Search on the internet for free silhouette
of your favorite Halloween characters. Enlarge or reduce to desired size and
print. Trace onto black cardstock and mount in a thrift store frame.

Sweater Pumpkins- recycle outdated sweaters into Halloween/fall
Several different types of fabric pumpkins patterns can be found online.
Embellish with lace, felt etc.

Doily Spider Web- Dip entire doily into fabric stiffener or white
glue. Squeeze
out excess and lay doily on waxed paper to dry. Once dry and stiff, add
additional string, jewels or even paint to achieve the look you desire. Add a
spider and hang.

Trick or Treat Shutters- Add your favorite Halloween phrase to a
pair of old
shutters or closet doors. Simply print the letters off your computer, cut and
use spray adhesive or mod-podge to mount.

Elixir Bottles- Transform empty bottles into Halloween décor by
labels, wax and other embellishments. Several online sites offer free label
downloads. To create the look of old paper, tea dye standard white paper by
brewing black tea, pour the tea into a 9×13 glass pan and lay the paper into
the tea. Let the paper soak for about 1 hour. Remove the paper and lay on
paper towels to dry. Once paper is dry, it can be sent through the printer.
Add melted candle wax, lace or vintage jewelry to the bottles.

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