lady holding a sign that reads - HALLOWEEN

We love this time of year! The cooler weather, neighborhood activities, and all things pumpkin. With the festive feel in the air, it’s hard not to start planning for Halloween as soon as October rolls around.


Kick off October by grabbing the family and creating some eco-creepy Halloween decorations. We’ve got the ideas, you just need a few household supplies. Let the crafting begin!


Mason Jar Mummies

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  • Empty glass jar(s)
  • Cheesecloth or gauze
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive glue
  • Tea light candles


How to:

  • Step 1: Apply glue to beginning of the cheesecloth or gauze and glue to bottom of jar. Wrap jar until it has been completely covered.
  • Step 2: Once jar is covered, cut the end of the wrap and glue down to hold it in place.
  • Step 3: Glue googly eyes on top of the cheesecloth or gauze.
  • Step 4: Place tea light inside jar. Grab a match and light them up for a mummified glow.

Tip: For a kid-safe option — try LED tea lights or glow sticks.



Gallon Ghosts

Light up your driveway by upcycling your empty jugs into these adorable ghostly accents.


  • Clear gallon milk or water jugs
  • Black permanent marker
  • String lights or glow sticks

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  • Step 1: Empty, clean, and dry clear jugs.
  • Step 2: With permanent marker, draw and color silly and scary faces on the jugs.
  • Step 3: Drop a few glow sticks or feed string lights into the top of the jugs for the perfect ghost luminaries.


Paper Roll Scary Eyes

Make your home the most festive haunted house on the block with these easy “scary” eyes.



  • Paper towel rolls
  • Scissors
  • Duct Tape
  • Glow sticks (any color)
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How to:

  • Step 1: Trace and cut ghoulish eyes out of toilet paper rolls.
  • Step 2: Place glow stick inside tube.
  • Step 3: Cover ends with duct tape.
  • Step 4: Hide the rolls throughout the yard, bushes, and trees for a scary-looking gaze.


Tissue Box Monsters

These monsters won’t stop looking “a’choo” this Halloween!


  • Empty tissue box(s)
  • Construction or scrapbook paper
  • Tape
  • Markers


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    • Step 1: Wrap box with paper of your choice. Be sure to cut tissue hole open.
    • Step 2: Cut teeth from construction paper, and tape to opening of the box.
    • Step 3: Cut small circular pieces of paper and draw any shape eye(s) you choose, then tape to the top of the box.


Added bonus: Fill box with candy to create the perfect bowl for all those trick-or-treaters

Ghostly Seat Covers

Turn a plain pillow case into a ghostlike chair cover, making these perfect for any Halloween dinner party.


  • Pillowcase: be sure they fit over the chair back
  • Fabric paint
  • Paint brushes                                                                                 10_10_SW_Halloween Crafts_Image 6 resize

How to:

  • Step 1: Paint the face or design of your choice onto the pillowcase with fabric paint.
  • Step 2: Once dried, toss over the back of the chair for the final touch to your indoor décor.



Surprise and delight this Halloween with these upcycled projects. Tell us about your DIY creations in the comments below!

Sasha W.

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Sasha W. began her career at Publix in 2007 as a cashier and has since gained experience in both Event Planning and Social Media – which is perfect, because the combination of those two interests are what drive the writing behind her favorite blog posts! A New England girl turned southern belle, Sasha loves taking her puppy on tropical adventures all throughout Florida. Describing herself as fifty percent manatee and fifty percent flamingo, Sasha hopes to bring fun and unique ideas to your future events!

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