Sustainable Hallowe’en Decorations

ghost door hanger

I looovvveee Hallowe’en. I think it’s because it’s one of the few holidays where I get to dress up and don’t have to buy presents! I’ve done quite a bit of research on paper decorations for previous Hallowe’ens and my house is decorated top to bottom with them. Here are some of my favourites. Sorry about the low-res images, they’re the best I could find.

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Zero Waste Halloween Decoration

I have this garland in my hall and it’s one of my favourite decorations. You can find the template for the little silhouettes on

Mice on stairs

Details on how to make these ‘cute’ mice are available on

Swirl Ghost Decorations

The template for this seems to have disappeared off the web (don’t you hate when that happens) but they’re very easy to work out yourself.

starchy ghosts

I originally found this on

plantable pumpkin decorations

The pumpkins in the photo above are actually made from seed paper from Botanical Papers and so, if planted, will give rise to plants, lovely! The original tutorial can be found on

Image result for bloody candles

paper bats

Simple but effective. Find the hallowe’en templates on

window monsters

I can think of no spookier welcome for your visitors than a menagerie of monsters. You can make your monsters from black cardboard or black paper, like I did, and you’ll find instructions on how to make them on

halloween doors

Or how about a ghoulish entrance!

paper bats on porch

Instructions on how to make these hanging bats is on



Published by Elaine Butler

I am a circular design consultant helping manfacturers prepare for the circular economy

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