Browsing the "halloween" Tag

Halloween Crafts: DIY Chalkboard Halloween Mask

October 10th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

Do you or your children want a cool Halloween mask, but don't want to buy a far-from-eco-friendly plastic one at a big box store? Create your own with recycled cardboard and chalkboard paint!


Need last-minute Halloween ideas? We can help!

October 27th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Halloween is this coming Wednesday, so if you're going to get some last-minute Halloween festivities going, this weekend is the time to get crafty! Need a little last-minute Halloween crafty inspiration? Here are some DIY costume and decoration ideas, including lots of things that you can whip up in a flash!


Embroidery Hoop Spider Web!

October 19th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Remember my embroidery hoop pumpkins? Well, they inspired me to make more embroidery hoop decorations for Halloween! Here's how you can make your own embroidery hoop spider web


Pumpkin Luminary Jar!

October 12th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

There are plenty of luminary jar tutorials out there, but many of them use new materials rather than recycling what you already have on hand. You can make your own pumpkin luminary jars for Halloween using recycled jars and book pages! They are so simple, yet insanely adorable!


Recycled Trick-or-Treat Bucket

October 11th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Instead of buying a generic plastic bucket for your child's Halloween candy, why not create your own? Not only is making your own a fun experience, but it's way more eco-friendly!


Pumpkin Napkin Ring Holder

October 4th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

A few days ago I came across these precious pumpkin rings from Wild Olive. The concept inspired me-- the ring she created reminded me of a napkin ring holder! If you're hosting a Halloween dinner party, or even Thanksgiving dinner, give your event a special touch with your own pumpkin napkin ring holders!


DIY Halloween is Greener, Kinder

October 26th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Here in the U.S., we're predicted to spend over $7 billion on Halloween this year. That's billion. And most of what we're buying is not so great for the planet. This year, use your crafty prowess to have a greener, kinder Halloween


How-to: Make Upcycled Tin Lanterns for Halloween

October 25th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Halloween decorations can be incredibly wasteful, but they don't have to be! You could buy plastic decorations that you'll probably only use once, but with a little crafty know-how, you can whip up your own custom decorations that are less wasteful and have a whole lot of heart. Karen showed you how to mummify glass candle holders and make paper luminary covers, and you can use reclaimed tin cans to make some light-up Halloween decorations, too!



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