October 25, 2016
There are tons of DIY ideas out there and even better Green DIY projects. Below are some great eco-friendly decorating ideas that reuse household items and are still spooky! So before you go to the Halloween store to purchase more “stuff”, think about decorating your home with recycled materials. Plus these projects are great for the whole family to make together!
Things you’ll need: brown paper bags, sticks, scissors, and candy
You need two paper bags for each broomstick. Unfold one bag and push out its base while folding in the left and right sides. Use scissors to cut the bag into thin strips right down to the base fold. Cut thin strips into the top inch or so of the second bag.
Things you’ll need: Empty toilet paper rolls, Card stock cut in 4 inch x 6.75 inch pieces, Tissue paper, Twine, Googly eyes, Glue stick or tape runner, Sharpie and/or white ink gel pen
Wrap a piece of card stock around one toilet paper tube and glue closed with either your glue stick or tape runner. Press the seam to seal it well.
4. Carefully slide your tissue paper pouch inside the toilet paper rolls
Things you’ll need: Empty plastic jugs (8), Marker, Scissors, Hole punch, String or fishing line, hot glue gun
Trace bones on empty plastic jugs with marker (download bone template online)
(You will use one whole jug for the head and for the torso)
String the bones together and use hot glue gun to connect head to torso
Things you’ll need: Paper towel rolls, Xacto knife, glow sticks, and duct tape
3. Insert glow stick and cover ends of roll with duct tape
4. Display in trees