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"Go Green" for Halloween: 17 Halloween Recycling Crafts

By: Rachel Bernstein, Editor for AllFreeHolidayCrafts

We all love Halloween decorations, but we don't always love their price tag. That's where upcycle crafts come in. Find out how to turn trash into treasure with this Go Green for Halloween: 17 Halloween Recycling Crafts collection!  Not only will these recycle craft ideas help you celebrate without breaking the bank, they'll also help you reduce waste by repurposing items from your trash and recycling bins.  It doesn't get much better than that!

17 Halloween Recycling Crafts

Table of Contents

Playful Bats from Paper BagsBroom with Crushed Can Witches

 

 Recycle Crafts for Kids

Eco-Friendly Halloween Decorations

Trick or Treating Gone Green

Upcycled Lights, Lanterns and Luminaries

 

Recycle Crafts for Kids

Making Halloween recycling crafts as a family can be a great fall activity. Not only will you be creating cheap Halloween decorations for your home, you'll also be teaching your Monster Decorations from Juice Boxeschildren the importance of reducing waste through upcycling. These five recycle crafts for kids all embody the essence of reduce, reuse, recycle!
 

Baby Jar Pumpkins

Bottle Cap Spider Creatures

Egg Carton Jack O' Lanterns

Monster Decorations from Juice Boxes (pictured)

Playful Bats from Paper Bags



 

Eco-Friendly Halloween Decorations

Who knew that some of the cutest Halloween decorations would actually be Halloween recycling crafts?!  As it turns out, discarded items make for pretty awesome festive home Dracula Halloween Projectdecor. Whether you want to make something for your door, your living room table or something to adorn your walls, the Halloween recycling crafts in this section will give you plenty of green inspiration!
 

Broom With Crushed Can Witches

Thrifty Halloween Bunting

Dracula Halloween Project (pictured)

Mummy Boxes

 

Trick or Treating Gone Green

No need to go out and buy a trick or treat candy bag or spend your money on a store-bought costume. This year you can make trick or treating budget-friendly by creating costumes from repurposed materials and designing candy containers from upcycled items. The four ideas below are what Halloween recycling crafts are all Shiny Robot Costumeabout: turning discarded items into useful and fun Halloween props
 

Cute Candy Can

Recycled Tee Halloween Tote

Glitter Fairy Wings

Shiny Robot Costume (pictured)



 

Upcycled Lights, Lanterns and Luminaries

It's time to light up the night!  On Halloween you can display cool-looking luminaries that are also eco-friendly.  All of the Halloween recycling crafts in this collection make use of Milk Jug Ghoststhings that you probably have lying around your house that otherwise would go to waste. Whether you choose to make your lanterns and lights from old milk containers or plastic bottles, one thing's for sure: these thrifty and unique Halloween recycling crafts are sure to spark some interest from your neighbors and visiting trick or treaters!
 

Milk Box Halloween Lanterns

Milk Jug Ghosts (pictured)

One Minute Halloween Luminary

Plastic Bottle Skull Lights

 
We live in a green world, so it's only fitting that on Halloween we should celebrate with decorations, costumes and props that are eco-friendly. For anyone who has never tried upcycle crafts before, now is the perfect time to start!  All of the ideas in this collection of Halloween recycling crafts are easy enough for beginners and none of them require an abundance of crafting supplies. In fact, most of you probably have everything you need to make these projects right now, so what are you waiting for?
 

 

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