Halloween isn’t just about the costumes. More than anything, it’s about the decorations and getting the spooky feel just right. But instead of wasting money on a new set of Halloween decorations this year, why not make your own from recycled products? We gathered some of the cutest crafts from around the Blogosphere, and the best part is they’re all made from recycled or repurposed materials. Check out all the tutorials and projects below.
A new spin on the Jack-O-Lantern, these are made from old light bulbs. We all know you’ve got a few hiding somewhere, so whip ‘em out, paint on them, and then draw in the details with a sharpie. You can even add embellishments like the one shown in the photo.
Milk jugs are wonderful things to recycle. They are malleable and sturdy and can basically make anything…like these bat masks! Cut out mask shapes, then paint over them and voila!
The CD once had its heyday, and now there are probably a bunch of them sitting in the corner of a forgotten cupboard in your house. Grab one and embellish all over it with felt and other craftiness to make this adorable Frankenstein.
If you’ve got a lot of grocery bags lying around that you know you’re never going to use, cut out a bunch of pumpkin shapes and turn it into this cute piece.
This garland is made from some Christmas lights and clothespins. The coffin shapes are made from recycled book pages. The best part is once Halloween is over you can take down the coffin and pumpkins and you’ll be ready for Christmas!
Throwing a party? Make up a fun game with these used milk bottles and a jack-o-lantern or ball, and play Halloween bowling!
When your old crayons are long gone, save the boxes and turn them into these trick or treat bags.
You’ll probably never have a shortage of egg cartons. So cut yours up, paint on them, and make these spooky bats!