It seems like summer was just yesterday, but here we are – scrolling our browsers in search of decoration ideas for Halloween! If you are like us, you have noticed how much single-use plastic waste gets thrown away during Halloween. This is why we came up with three sustainable alternatives to some classic Halloween decorations.
Let’s ditch single-use plastic this year and get crafty! Don’t worry; you don’t need to be super creative or artsy to be able to do this, even we’ve managed!
You will need: one layer of a white napkin, a glass bottle for a stand, a little bit of water, and black paper for eyes. Optional: Leafy bowl for the shape
Cover your table to protect it from getting wet. Use your go-to glass bottle and place it on the table.
Take a Leafy disposable bowl and put it on the bottle. Of course, you can use any object that would help you get the shape of a ghost.
Take a white plain napkin (3 layered) and split the layers apart to get a thin one layer napkin and put it over the stand you created earlier.
Take a little bit of water into a glass and sprinkle it gently with your fingers all over the napkin – soon to be a ghost. If you want your spirit to be more firm, you can mix the water and flour to create a glue that will keep the shape of your ghost even better.
We have used only water, and it also turned out perfectly.
Leave it to dry for up to an hour and finally attach eyes to finish up your new Halloween friend. You can cut out eyes from the black paper or paint them with a marker.
After it’s dried, you can easily detach it from the stand, and it will be able to stand by itself, just as you can see in the next photo.
Straws are super cool and work great with your party drinks, especially those Halloween themed ones, right? Drinks just look better with them. But Halloween straws don’t necessarily need to be plastic! Check out how we dressed up our wheat biodegradable straws to give them a Halloween look! It took us literally 10 min, but it changed the game entirely.
You will need: Biodegradable straws, black paper, scissors, and glue
If you are more talented, you can draw your bat by yourself, however, to be sure, we used a template (just search for “bat template”). A TIP: When drawing the bat, be sure to fold your paper in two, so when cutting the bat out with scissors, you end up getting two bats of exactly the same shape.
Put the two bats each on the one side of the straw and glue them together.
Voila! Your Halloween eco-friendly bat straws are done!
Candles are always cozy, so what if you can add up to your spooky Halloween atmosphere but still stay sustainable? Check out how to dress up your previously used jar in order to create a Halloween lantern.
You will need: a glass jar, black paper, pencil, and scissors.
Finally, a good opportunity to have use of Use your drawing skills to draw with a pencil on the black paper a spooky castle and a few branches as we did. Or use this templet as a help.
After you are finished, just cut it out with the scissors, wrap it around your jar and attach it with a little bit of tape to stick together.
With this lantern, your Halloween atmosphere is now perfect!
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