Setting the stage for a scary Halloween party doesn’t require all of this spending and waste. In fact, you can create some truly festive Halloween decorations with stuff you already have lying around the house and have lots of fun doing it!
Invite some friends over for a pre-party craft-making night and bask in the knowledge that most of these 9 eco-friendly Halloween decorations can be recycled or simply dismantled when the holiday is over:
1. Upcycled Egg Carton Batsupcycled bats from Happy Clippings.
2. Thrift-Store Scarecrow
3. Upcycled Milk Jug Skeleton
Gather up seven empty plastic milk jugs and you’ll have the perfect materials for this jolly hanging skeleton from Make Zine.
4. Mini Cheesecloth GhostsTutorial here.
5. DIY Halloween Garland
simple Halloween garland from 6ftMama is the perfect way to give it a second life.
6. Mad Scientist LabMoneyCrashers for step-by-step instructions.
7. Mini-Pumpkin Wreath
For those who prefer a more classic seasonal look, this mini pumpkin wreath from Armelle Blog is the perfect DIY project. Best of all, it’s easy to disassemble and compost when Halloween’s over.
8. DIY Reusable Halloween Window Decals
All you need is a roll of recycled paper and some eco-friendly paint to make these super-spooky homemade window silhouettes from Inhabitat. Once the holiday’s over, just roll them up and save for next year.
9. Trash Bag Tarantula
With just a few materials you probably have lying around the house, you can create this creepy crawler from Spoonful for a lawn decoration. Use biodegradable garbage bags, or be very careful not to poke holes, and you can reuse them when Halloween is over.