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Why You Should Thrift Your Halloween Costume

“Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!” In less than a month, communities all across the country will be creating haunted houses, greeting trick or treaters, and hosting costume parties in celebration of Halloween. Whether you’re planning to dress up or if you’re searching for a child’s costume, Goodwill has a variety of costumes and unique pieces available that are sure to stretch your imagination and capture your vision. 

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Halloween DIY: Decorate Pumpkins with Repurposed Items

Break tradition and leave pumpkin carving behind.  Welcome in a new, funky and fun way to celebrate Halloween and Fall. How? With repurposed household items to give your pumpkin a look that is truly one of a kind.  And continue to think outside the box by painting your pumpkin in bronze and copper tones. Orange is not the new black! 

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DIY: Unique Planters Honoring Female Icons

You won’t lose your head but might lose your heart with this week’s DIY blog.  Inspired by our recent DIY Plant Swap and Planter event, I was looking around at other unique items to transform to hold a house plant.  Somewhere on social media, I saw several creative types who had made heads with the hair being real-life plants. Here’s my spin on that idea by taking a Styrofoam styling head and transforming it into a planter that will make your head (and those of your family and friends) turn, too!

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How to Incorporate Thrifted Summer Pieces into Your Fall Wardrobe

In my last blog post, I shared with you my love for autumn and how I was looking forward to filling my wardrobe with my favorite fall staples that have been tucked away for nearly a year. However, I realized that I own several thrifted summer pieces from Goodwill that when layered properly, can easily be incorporated into my fall wardrobe. The first one will surely surprise you!  

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How I Completed My First Fashion-Themed Thrifting Instagram Challenge

Of course, I knew I had to participate because it was right up my alley. The themes included: Favorite 90’s TV Show, Favorite Music Icon, Magazine Ad, and Brand Freestyle. The rules were that 50% of the outfit had to be thrifted and you had to post a picture of yourself and inspiration for each challenge. The easiest part was making sure half of my outfit is thrifted because around 85% of my wardrobe is secondhand. Therefore, I challenged myself to use existing items from my closet for each challenge rather than taking trips to Goodwill. 

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DIY: Transform a Clock with a DC Flag Look In No Time

Here’s a DIY project that is right on time: upcycle a thrift store clock into a flag-themed, functional art piece!  For a few dollars and with a couple of hours, you will count down the minutes until you’re able to hang this cool and eye-catching clock in your home or office.  

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