Get into the Halloween spirit in a creative, green, and thrifty way by upcycling common household goods into something spooky and festive. You and the kids will make memories crafting them together, and you'll make your home more fun for the creepy holiday. All you need is simple craft supplies and some free time to get started.
Take a look at these 8 Halloween Upcycle Crafts:
Milk Jug Ghosts
These fun decorative ghost jugs are both easy and budget-friendly. All you need is milk jugs, a black permanent marker, a craft knife, and low-wattage Christmas lights. They are a great way to lighten up your entrance ways so that little trick-or-treaters can see where they are going in a fun way.
(Found on eighteen25.com)
Tin Can Decor
Recycle tin cans into colorful and fun Halloween decor. The kids will love them because they are super easy to make and they add festive character to your home. You can also punch holes in the sides to let light out if you are using them as candle holders.
(Found on www.used.ca)
Sock/Sweater Pumpkin Decor
These pretty pumpkins are very simple to make, and they are a beautiful way to dress up your home for not only Halloween but the fall season in general. All you will need is old socks or wool knit hats, pillow stuffing, sticks, thread, needle and some glue.
(Found on hometalk.com)
Halloween Mason Jar Decor
All you need to make these fun Halloween vases are some old mason jars, spray paint and letter stencils. Top them off with some orange and red flowers, and you have a great looking piece for shelves or tables tops.
(Found on residencestyle.com)
If you have any old style vases that are no longer your tastes, simply spray paint them black to make them look creepy for a haunted house. You can also try thrift stores if you don't have any on hand.
(Found on twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.ca)
Cute Black Cat Craft
The cute little black cats are made with recycled toilet paper rolls, googly eyes, paint and pipe cleaners. They are easy enough for the kids and will add some Halloween charm to your home decor. You can also fill them with treats to share as a gift.
(Found on upcycled-wonders.com)
To create spooky Halloween decor with a vintage effect, upcycle old bottles with flat black spray paint and decorative labels. There are tons of downloadable labels found on Pinterest, so you don't need to have design skills. All you need is a wide range of bottle shapes and sizes to get started.
(Found on hgtv.com)
Green Nylons For Costumes
Instead of using body paint for the green skin effect, you can use food coloring to die old nylons green. It's way less messy, and they look even better. Perfect for wicked witches or Frankensteins!
(Found on ifyougiveagirlaneedle.blogspot.ca)