Go Green for Halloween!


Creating Halloween decorations and costumes from recycled goods can be something fun and exciting to do with the family. Not only will it save you money, but it will also be reducing waste through upcycling, which is very good for the environment.

One great Halloween decoration that will light up the night are some beautiful lanterns made from old industrial light cages. All you need is an electric tea light and some scrapbook paper. This is quick and simple way to make something that will look stunning hanging in your back garden or outside your front door for Halloween.

You can have lots of fun scaring your friends by creating spooky ghost from empty milk cartons. This is a very inexpensive way to scare your neighbours and they’re a scream to put together! This decoration is also very child friendly and easy to create. All you need are colouring pens and an empty milk carton. Then use the colouring pens to draw any creepy or crazy face that you want on the carton.

Add some Halloween spirit to your desk by creating a Mummy pencil pot. This is simple to create and can be assembled in no time. All you need are some recycled crafts, such as cardboard toilet rolls and white fabric. Wrap the fabric around the cardboard roll to give it a Mummy effect. After that, complete your Mummy with googly eyes so it can truly stand out.

This year you can make trick or treating environmentally friendly by creating costumes from repurposed materials. A craft costume that has always been popular are paper plate mask. These masks are quick and easy to make and fun for all ages. All you need are paper plates, colouring pens and any other materials you would like to add. This is a great and simple way to become any mythical or scary Halloween character you want.

want your child to be a fairy princess for Halloween this year? It’s easy with DIY cardboard, glitter fairy wings. This pretty costume is easy to make and fun to wear. All you need is cardboard, paint and glitter. Simply, get a big piece of cardboard cut it into the shape of wings, then paint it whatever colour you want and sprinkle lots of glitter on top.

A Halloween costume that will truly make you jump out of your skin are skeleton bone t-shirts. This is an upcycled costume that is super stylish and effective for all ages. All you need to do is a printout template of two ribs and find an old t-shirt. First, fold the t-shirt in half then place the rib template to the folded front side of the t-shirt. After that, cut out the template. Once completed layer the t-shirt over another solid coloured t-shirt for a dramatic effect.

These eco-friendly decorations and costumes will definitely get you in the Halloween spirit. Plus, you’ll be saving some money and looking after the environment.

All decoration and costume ideas from www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com