You can create cute favor boxes crafted from cardboard toilet paper rolls and bejeweled black cats from empty plastic laundry detergent bottles. Old scraps of fabric can become ghastly ghosts and discarded pieces of wood can be transformed into a creepy cemetery in your yard. Empty Styrofoam containers and leftover Styrofoam packaging can also be transformed in reusable tombstones.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on new mass produced stuff at the Halloween store to have a frightfully fun Halloween. Instead you can go green and reuse everyday objects and implement natural elements to turn your home into a Halloween haunt.
With a little bit of imagination and a few supplies like paint, glitter and glue you can turn just about anything into fun Halloween decorations.
Pumpkins, gourds, squash, corn, corn stalks, hay, apples, fall flowers, jute rope, berries, rocks can easily become natural seasonal decorations with little to no expense and can all be composted or placed in the garden after the festivities.
Turn old clothing into spooky scarecrows, creepy zombies, and dismembered arms and legs stuffed and hanged from closed doors, garage doors, the ceiling or wherever you want to add some spooky sights.
Old clothes also make great costumes with the right accessories and a little imagination. Why spend $40 and up on cheap, mass produced, polyester costumes that are possibly filled with petroleum byproducts and phthalates. Get creative and make something unique and fun for you or your kids.
If you want to shed some light on your Halloween festivities opt for LED or solar lights. LED lights can add to your eerie mood lighting and they last forever and use very little energy. You can even get solar powered LED lights for optimal energy savings. There are plenty of other solar powered Halloween decorations on the market now as well. How very Hallogreen.
Want natural fog without using an electric fog machine? Grab some dry ice.
Power up your creepy music with rechargeable batteries in the boom box. Need to get Halloween sounds? Don’t buy a CD, download scary music and spooky sounds online and play through an MP3 player hooked up to speakers or your stereo.
It’s easier than you think to have a Happy Halloween while being green.
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[This post was written by Wenona Napolitano.]