DIY Halloween Decorations
DIY Tip: If you find a tutorial that’s cute but not so green, you can often green it up by substituting reclaimed and non-toxic materials. For example, instead of conventional spray paint, you can choose a low-VOC spray paint and you can use junk mail instead of new paper.
1. Glitter Bats – I made these super fun bats to decorate one of my Halloween parties, and they’re very simple to make. Just use some bat clip art to make a template, trace onto medium weight reclaimed cardboard (like an old cereal box), and paint them with glitter glue. When your bats are dry, you can string them onto garland, stick them to the wall with double-sided tape, or hang them from ceiling with fishing line.
2. Canning Jar Lid Pumpkin – Got some old Mason jar lids laying around? It’s easy as pie to make them into a sweet, shabby-chic pumpkin decoration!
3. Used Book Pumpkin – You can never have too many pumpkins on Halloween! If the Mason jar lids aren’t your thing, check out these sweet pumpkin decorations made from reclaimed books.
4. Head in a Jar – Old glass jars are endlessly useful for crafting, and Dabbled shows you how to turn an old jar into an uber creepy Halloween decoration.
5. Bat Mobile – This decoration is more sweet than spooky. Cut bats out of reclaimed paper and hang them from a tree branch to make a bat mobile!
On the next page, check out even more DIY Halloween decorations!
photo by Becky Striepe