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October 14, 2013

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a beautiful Fall weekend.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have this gorgeous weather all year long?

The haunting season is almost upon us.  What say we kick the
week off with some ingenious Halloween repurposing ideas?

One of the simplest Halloween decorations is to use a Sharpy
and make faces on empty milk jugs.  A battery operated
'flame' from the Dollar Tree makes them even more en-lightening!  

Fun Family Crafts
What a spook-tacular idea!

Even little milk bottles can get into the 'spirit':
Chloe Salmans

Wine bottles can be repurposed into Halloween decorations, too:

Eleven Antiques


Don't forget that empty glass jars can be painted:


Don't throw away wood scraps.  They
can be used to make goblins:

My Repurposed Life

An old silver plated teapot was painted and stenciled
to add an unexpected elegance to the occasion:
Chandra Williams

Plastic Easter eggs can be used at Halloween, too:

Dryer vent tubing can be spray painted to make darling little pumpkins:

Spray paint canning jar rings and wire them
into a circle for a country Halloween look:

How precious are these mummy Mason jar candle holders?!

These decorated spools of thread are tiny but terrific.

Crafting a Green World

Halloween photoshop a vintage picture and frame it in an old baby shoe:

Turn a lollipop into a spider?  Why Not?!

Heidi of Hands Occupied has a quick and easy
tutorial for making an orange slice candy pumpkin:
Hands Occupied

Kathy of Petticoat Junktion came up with the most clever spider web idea:
It's a rack from a charcoal grill that is completely
reusable on the grill when Halloween is over.

Got an old gas can?

Of course, the ultimate repurposing at Halloween is to make a
Pumpkin Light Fixture.  And forget the messy carving:

I hope that some of today's repurposing ideas
help make your Halloween more fun.


  1. These are all wonderful ideas. Thank you!

    1. I think so, too. So often repurposing projects can become quite involved but today's ideas were fairly easy and definitely kid-friendly. -- Jan

  2. What creative and great ideas! Thanks for sharing with us.

    I am your newest follower.


    1. Thanks for joining the party! I try to keep repurposing ideas fairly simple and today's ideas all seem pretty easy. -- Jan

  3. Really cute ideas! Love the dryer vent pumpkins and the bottle goblins. Oh, and the mummy wrapped jars are really sweet, but I love the little baby shoe the best. So darling. xo

    1. Isn't that a great idea? I have a friend who has a Christmas tree decorated for all the holidays. I'm going to make sure she includes one of those baby shoes on her Halloween tree. -- Jan

  4. Jan-I need to save this post somehow so I can get back here and remember these things. LOVE those milk bottle ghosts/pumpkins. I need to do that for the grandkids- Such fun- thanks- xo Diana

    1. Today's ideas are definitely kid-friendly. I like the spider web grill, too, but I'm going to make sure that the grandkidlets and I make some of those candy orange pumpkins. The milk jugs are an awesome idea, too. -- Jan

  5. Aren't people so creative, a great post.


    1. Yes, I'm always amazed by the amount of creativity 'out there' - I'm doing my part to harness a little bit of it to share with you sweet readers! -- Jan

  6. Lots of great ideas to do with the kids. Thanks!