Holiday Crafts: Halloween Crafts Made from Recycled Materials

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Want an eco-friendly Halloween? This is the place to be, and now is the time to start!

Check out these green Halloween projects, all of which are made using recycled materials. Whether you’re looking for costumes or decorations, we’ve got you covered:


  1. upcycled bottle Frankenstein: Make a spooky vase from a used glass bottle.
  2. bat book page bunting: Book page buntings are always so beautiful, but this one has a little extra for Halloween.
  3. glass jar mummy: Use a different method to make a mummy.
  4. recycled paper pumpkin: Instead of carving, cover a pumpkin in vintage papers.
  5. empty spool pumpkin: Sew a bunch, then make a pumpkin!
  6. embroidery hoop spider web: Your old embroidery hoop is useless no longer.
  7. pumpkin luminary: Use upcycled papers to make a glowing Jack-o-lantern.
  8. shoe box trick-or-treat bucket: No one will be able to tell that you’re trick-or-treating with an old shoe box!
  9. tin lanterns: Soup cans have never been so festive.
  10. pillowcase trick-or-treat tote: Trick-or-treat out of a pillowcase!
  11. black cat laundry detergent bottle: Will your cat be spooky or adorable?
  12. cardboard tube favor boxes: They formerly housed toilet paper; now they hold treats!


  1. newspaper and cardboard witch hat: Turn your recycling into an epic pointy witch hat.
  2. recycled cardboard shield: Every young knight needs an eco-friendly, upcycled shield.
  3. pillowcase ghost: A thrifted pillowcase updates the traditional ghost costume.
  4. butterfly wings: Make these wings out of wire hangers and upcycled sweaters.
  5. plastic fork fangs: Got take-out recently? Then you’ve got everything you need to be a vampire.
  6. newspaper hat: Be a pirate!
  7. cardboard angel wings: Make yourself saintly using a recycled box.
  8. yarn wig: Whether you’re Rapunzel or a clown, it all starts with a mesh produce bag.

For even more eco-friendly Halloween crafts, check out our Green Fall and Halloween Ideas pinboard.

Have a favorite Halloween project that’s made from recycled materials? Link to it in the comments!

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