Kid-Friendly Recycled Decorations for Halloween.
Crafting with items you would normally throw out is such a great way to add to your fall fun! There are so many awesome ways to use recycled items to decorate for Halloween. I’m sharing some of my favorites today!
Be sure to also check out these Halloween food ideas, candy corn Halloween party, DIY Halloween costumes and grab some FREE cute Halloween printables! Download some FREE Halloween Party Printables too!
So typically the colors that come to mind when talking about Halloween are ORANGE and BLACK. Orange jack-o-lanterns, black cats, but what about GREEN??
Everything is green these days…EVERYTHING. You even get dirty looks at the grocery store if you opt out of the reusable bags and ask for plastic (but seriously…they are so much easier to carry than paper and I barely remember to bring my LIST half the time, let alone remember to bring bags.)
In spite of not being super green in other elements of life, there is one area where I am VERY GREEN…
I LOVE recycling crafts. There is something beautiful to me about taking ordinary objects, trash, or undesirable things and re-purposing them to be something new and fresh and completely usable. There is so much creativity in making a completely random object into a whole new random object:)
Also being GREEN in crafts is frugal…Crafting can be spendy, especially when you try to be unique and creative. Reusing in crafts saves lives (ok, not really, but it does save money)!!
So while I may not be a GREEN person with any other aspect of my life…I’m totally a GREEN crafter…
So if you are like me and completely behind in your Halloween decorating…dig through your trash, grab some inspiration and have hope that you don’t have to be the only house on the block without something spooky in your yard WITHOUT blowing your budget…
Recycled Decorations for Halloween
Trash Bag Spiderwebs from How About Orange
This is such a fun idea. Why not make adorable decorations for your house or front porch with something simple like black trash bags? SO simple and so cute…though you should probably use NEW trash bags and not USED ones. Just saying!
Junk Drawer Pumpkins from Diva of DIY
Time to make use of all that junk that gets collected and stored away in the kitchen junk drawer. Make some super cute pumpkins!!!
Jar-O-Lanterns from Martha Stewart
Whether you have mason jars, old peanut butter jars or cute little baby food jars…you can turn those into adorable pumpkin jars to use as centerpieces or for gifting!
These would be awesome as party favors or even teacher gifts!!
Mummy Pen Holder from Craft Passion
Aren’t these little mummies the perfect recycled decorations for Halloween? I love how simple and cute they are with the googly eyes!! These are sure to be a hit with the kiddos!!
Inexpensive Outdoor Pumpkins from Home Talk
Talk about a great way to make a decoration out of trash! I love how economical yet absolutely adorable this idea is!!! It would be perfect for a Halloween themed porch display!!
More Halloween Decor Ideas
Toilet Paper Roll Bats from Practically Functional
I love toilet paper roll crafts. These cute little bats are awesome and would be so fun as a craft for school or a Halloween party. Super simple…just add eyes and construction paper!!! Winning.
Painted Tin Cans from Pinterest
Grab those old used food cans and some bright colored paint. These Halloween themed cans are perfect for a Halloween party or a kid friendly craft!!
Tin Can Luminaries from Jolly Mom
Here is another easy and adorable tin can craft. Perfect for using old pumpkin cans when you make yummy pumpkin pie!!
These are a great recycled decoration for Halloween night to light the way for all those little trick or treaters!!
Book Pumpkin from Family Maven
I LOVE book crafts. This book pumpkin is adorable!! It would be so cute on a Holiday mantle or table top. So much cuteness!!!
Pallet Jack O Lantern from HGTV
Have some pallets and want a fun Halloween decor idea for your entry way? Here you go…this is adorable and would be so great for Halloween!!!!
Be sure to also check out these Halloween food ideas, candy corn Halloween party, DIY Halloween costumes and grab some FREE cute Halloween printables!
Halloween Party Tableware + Supplies
Here are some amazing Halloween themed tableware and supplies to help you plan and set-up the best Halloween bash on the block. These are budget friendly and oh so perfect!
Vintage Halloween Supplies from Meri Meri
Halloween Tableware from Target
Vintage Halloween Supplies from Oriental Trading
Pastel Halloween Tableware from Meri Meri
Hocus Pocus Supplies from Sweet Lulu
Here are some helpful links for Halloween:
Download some FREE Halloween Party Printables if you want to throw a killer Halloween party!!
If you love these ideas, Pleas pin this image to your Halloween Pinterest Board!
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yum!!! i made some monster cakes recently, would love to know what you think :)
these are some of the cutest ideas ive seen all season! I DEF and going to try to make a book pumpkin! I wish my painting skills were even up to snuff enough for those cans! Theyre totally not….
Recycling decorations is a great idea! We do that every year for Christmas! We don’t decorate for Hallowenlen.
these are some really great and inexpensive ideas! i really want to try to make some of these with my kids this year. thanks fr the inspiration!
What wonderful ideas! My family is trying to be very green and reduce our waste as much as possible, so this is a great way to upcycle some of the things we would normally throw out or recycle.
This is really cute idea! I love the Halloween crafty idea! recycle things is a great idea and really helps for environment
Oh I love the decorations made out of trash! So awesome! We made a dead body with a bunch of bottles last year and wrapped it up with a black trash bag, it looked so real!
I love love LOVE these ideas! one is cuter than the next!!! And they all look so easy, too, and fun for kids and parents to do together! Great collection – thanks for sharing! :)
I can’t say I’m much of a Halloween person or an arts and crafts mom but I definitely do appreciate those who have this ability to get this creative around any holiday. This is a perfect idea for a classroom activity at schools as well.
You are a creative mom, they are so blessed. This will keep mine and mom busy this coming school holidays.
These ideas are so cute! I am so ready for Fall and Halloween to be here!
I’m not the greenest person in the planet, but we definitely have reduced our “packaging waste” to about 10% in the past 5 years. I never buy canned food, and prefer buying unpacked greengrocers at the green market, I just go with my basket and put the veggies in. Same with eggs and most fresh products (the only thing I still buy packed is milk, but we don’t drink that much milk. So I won’t have the materials to create these. But reading your article a neat idea came to my mind: what if I proposed this as a school activity? yes I’m sure other kid’s families have plenty of these containers and we could make an atelier to create Halloween decorations!! That should be so much fun!!