8 Halloween Decoration Ideas That Are More Eco-friendly

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These homemade Halloween decorations are the perfect way to enjoy an inexpensive and eco-friendly spooky season. Take look at our homemade decoration ideas!

With the spooky season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about decorating your home! This year, why not give homemade Halloween decorations a try? Making your own decorations is a great way to save money and reuse household items instead of throwing them in the trash. 

Follow these 8 ideas for homemade Halloween decorations to reduce waste and save money.

1. Carved Pumpkin

A classic homemade halloween decoration is a carved pumpkin.
A classic homemade halloween decoration is a carved pumpkin.
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You just can’t celebrate Halloween without carving a pumpkin. Carved pumpkins are the quintessential homemade Halloween decoration and can be made with very little cost and fuss. They also make a great activity to do with the whole family!

2. Bottles of Magic Potion

Reuse old glass jars for this simple but effective homemade halloween decoration idea.
Reuse old glass jars for this simple but effective homemade halloween decoration idea.
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Save old glass jars or glasses from the trash by reusing them in this homemade Halloween decoration idea. Fill the jars with spooky-colored liquids and add gummy worms and other spooky candy to them to transform your home into a witches’ magic potions lab. 

3. Pillow Case Tombstone

For this spooky homemade Halloween decoration, take an old pillow case and paint a tombstone design and message on it. Place the pillowcase onto the back support of a chair or find a similar-sized piece of cardboard to support it. 

4. Vampire Bat Leaves

Vampire bat leaves are interesting and inexpensive homemade halloween decorations.
Vampire bat leaves are interesting and inexpensive homemade halloween decorations.
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Homemade Halloween decorations really don’t need to be complicated. For this decoration idea, all you need to do is head out to the yard and collect leaves. Make sure they’re dry. Then, paint them black and add scary vampire bat faces to them before hanging them around your house. 

5. String Cobwebs

Repurpose old string for some spooky DIY decorations.
Repurpose old string for some spooky DIY decorations.
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Do you have that drawer in the house where miscellaneous objects gather? Is it somehow filled with bits of string? Well, the best way to reuse old strings is to tie them all together into a large cobweb. Hang them over paintings and on banisters to transform your home into a haunted manor. 

6. Black Bunting

Look around your house for odds and ends to decorate on a budget.
Look around your house for odds and ends to decorate on a budget.
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This homemade decoration uses old pieces of black cards cut into large triangles and attached to a long string. Hang this spooky bunting from your mantlepiece to create an eye-catching, yet simple decoration. 

7. Golf Ball Eyeballs

If you have old golf balls littering your home or shed, paint them white to cover up any markings or symbols, then draw eyeballs on them and use them as part of a spooky medley of table decorations.

8. Mummy Pillows

Old white sheets have tons of uses around Halloween.
Old white sheets have tons of uses around Halloween.
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Turn your furnishings into decorations by making the most of old white sheets. Cut old white and discolored sheets into long strips, and wrap the pillows around your home with them. Give the mummies faces by cutting out eyes and mouths from old cereal boxes and painting them before sticking them onto the pillows.

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