Green Halloween: Recycled Decorations for Halloween. 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 ideascandy corn Halloween partyDIY 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.)

I may be committing the biggest social sin imaginable by admitting this…but I am so not GREEN…not at all.  I really don’t contribute to saving trees or animals or spend time worrying about how much CO2 is in the air.  I have never felt the need to know about my carbon footprint.  I don’t recycle.  And I never donate to any animal causes.

I am so un-GREEN, I’m RED!!!  I know…I know…It’s just not my thing I guess.

In spite of not being 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!!

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 ideascandy corn Halloween partyDIY Halloween costumes and grab some FREE cute Halloween printables!

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