START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

10 Recycled DIY Halloween Decorations

DIY Halloween Decorations: BOO Lantern

DIY Halloween Decorations

DIY Tip: Templates are your friend! If you feel like you’re not crafty enough to draw or cut things freehand, find some free clip art online. Trace onto reclaimed light cardboard, like an old file folder or cereal box, and cut that out to use as a template for all of your tracing and cutting needs.

6. BOO! Lantern – Turn a few old tin cans into a set of luminaries that spell out BOO!

7. Halloween Treat Boxes – Turn old milk cartons into eerie mansion treat boxes for cute Halloween gifts.

8. Spooky Garland - Grab your fabric scraps and add a little ambiance to your Halloween shindig with some primitive, handmade garland.

9. Solar Jack-o-Lantern – Use a solar lamp base and an old glass bowl to create a solar-powered pumpkin decoration!

10. Painted Jar Luminaries – Got more glass jars than you have tin cans? Crafts by Amanda shows you how to make painted glass luminaries.

Do you have any DIY Halloween decorations in the works? I’d love to hear what you’re making in the comments!

photo by Becky Striepe

10 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas
8 Creepiest Halloween Candies
10 DIY Ways to a Waste-Free Halloween

Read more: Crafts & Design, Crafts & Hobbies, Green Decorating, Halloween, Holidays, Holidays & Gifts, Life, , , , , , , ,

quick poll

vote now!

Loading poll...

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


+ add your own
12:20PM PDT on Aug 16, 2015

Thanks Becky.

2:02PM PDT on Aug 9, 2015

Thank you Becky.

2:45PM PDT on Jun 18, 2015

Thanks Becky.

5:12AM PST on Feb 3, 2014

thank you

9:00AM PST on Dec 20, 2013

Sounds like great ideas. Thanks.

6:18AM PDT on Oct 29, 2013


8:10PM PST on Nov 16, 2012

My kids make our decorations. A white footprint on black paper makes a nice ghost when you add googly eyes. Black hand cut outs on a black eight make a great bat. Anything not made by a kid isn't worth it.

11:00AM PDT on Nov 3, 2012


3:46PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012


3:59AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Clever ideas..thanks!

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Dogs personalities differ widely. I take my doggie on a night walk after everyone is asleep. It ensu…

Very gentle dog.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!