10 Awesome DIY & Green Halloween Ideas

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Soooo…I’m thinking about having a costume party for Halloween. After I spent all that time making my daughter’s peacock costume, it seemed like a waste to have her wear it only once. Plus, it seems I’ve been bitten by the Halloween bug! Of course, I’d like to keep the festivities as green as possible, so I plan to DIY (yes, I used it as a verb) as much of it as possible. Here are some of the ideas I’m considering:

1. Paper Bag Lumniaries

SOURCE: Crafts by Amanda

2. What’s Halloween Without Bats?

SOURCE: Dana Made It

3. Lion Mane

I’m not blonde, but my hair is definitely big enough for this. Pair it with some natural face paints a la Green Halloween, and I’ve got the beginnings of a costume!

SOURCE: The Beauty Department

4. Chevron Pumpkins

Forgive me, but I want Halloween to be stylish, with just a little bit of scary thrown in for good measure. And you already know of my chevron obsession… I may decide to try this with paint, though.

SOURCE: Tater Tots & Jello

5. Scary Silhouette Curtains

Like I said, a little bit of scary. This would be great in our glass doors, and you probably already have everything you need to make them.

SOURCE: Martha Stewart

6. Simple Centerpiece

I know I can find cheap glass goblets at the thrift store, and I already have black spray paint. Maybe add some drips with hot glue to make it a little scarier. Easy Peasy!


7. Another Simple Centerpiece

Definitely more fun than scary.


8. Halloween “Chips”

I’ve already got the cookie cutters from this project.

SOURCE: GhoulFriday

9. Yarn Spider Web

I’ve also already got yarn from this project.

SOURCE: Dana Made It

10. String Spider Orb

I’ve always wanted to make a lamp like this, but this is a great, non-permanent way to try it in case I don’t like the look.



If you’re looking for more ideas, be sure to check out Corey & Lynn over at Green Halloween. They are the ladies to know when it comes to making your holidays more sustainable.

P.S. This isn’t a sponsored post. I just think they’re awesome.

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5 comments… add one
  • Michael @ Blue Velvet Chair October 16, 2011, 2:51 am

    cute ideas. Gonna try the bats on the wall! that’s fabulous.

  • Crissa October 20, 2011, 8:42 am

    I all love to try them all!I love the haunted house look.. I am so excited for the Halloween.. Thanks for the awesome Ideas!

  • Marta October 21, 2011, 4:49 am

    Great ideas, but that Lion hair is my favorite 🙂

  • Amanda October 21, 2011, 6:53 pm

    I love these ideas, particularly the chevron pumpkins (what doesn’t look better in chevron?) and the bat wall. That one reminded me of this picture from Country Living a couple of years back. Someday, when I have the right house, with the right front door, I’ll recreate this: http://www.countryliving.com/homes/house-tours/haunted-home-photos-1009
    Thanks for the fun round-up!

  • Nancy October 26, 2011, 3:05 pm

    I really love how those bats look! Really nice colors! I also really like the window curtain silhouette idea too. I think I might just do that this year for Halloween. The kids have tons of energy. If I had them participate in a little Halloween decorating, I’m sure they’d calm down and focus for a bit!

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