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7 DIY Halloween Decorations You Can Make From Upcycled Waste

Have an eco-friendly holiday with these DIY Halloween decorations you can make from upcycled waste. There's giant spiders, ghosts, and more.

Written by
Kylie Fuller

Creating a spooky home, inside and out, is one of the most anticipated activities of the fall season. And this year, one man's trash can most definitely be another man's DIY Halloween decorations.

Last year, 148 million people celebrated Halloween in the United States, and more than half of them decorated their homes. That's a lot of Halloween decor, and the waste can add up quickly. If you're looking to celebrate the eco-friendly way, consider going with DIY Halloween decorations instead.

With Halloween being a couple months away, you have plenty of time to start saving your trash. You can also collect from family and friends! From old plastic bags to toilet paper rolls to used jars, start creating your spooky home with these fun DIY Halloween decorations.

7 Upcycled DIY Halloween Decorations

Is your pantry overwhelmed with empty bottles and jars? Use some paint, printed or handmade labels, and food coloring to create a witchy apothecary.

These simple and spooky ghosts make excellent indoor and outdoor decorations. Drape some old cheesecloth over a glass vase, and it'll look like your ghost is floating.

You can decorate your door this Halloween with nothing more than sticks and string. This wreath even used cloth strips from an old t-shirt.

If you have an old mirror lying around that you don't use anymore, you can create a realistic tombstone with paint. It will be an eye-catching decoration you'll want to put on display for years to come.

Obsessed with Harry Potter? You can recreate Hogwarts' signature Halloween look with nothing more than tealights and cardboard paper towel or toilet paper rolls.

If you're constantly recycling milk jugs, consider saving them for a few weeks. With some string lights or tealights and a marker, you can create a family of ghosts that rivals even the best Jack-O-Lantern.

This is one of the most fun DIY Halloween decorations. To make an upcycled giant spider, stuff some plastic bags with whatever you have on hand. Then paint them black, or the color of your choosing. The oversized arachnid can welcome all your guests.