12 DIY Halloween Decor Ideas Made from Trash

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Giving your home a spooky spruce for Halloween doesn’t have to involve a trip to the big-box store. To help you reduce waste and save money this season, Earth911 rounded up 12 creative decor ideas made from waste items you already have at home. Free decor with less waste? Sounds like a win-win to us!

Photo: Linda Braden/Mason Jar Crafts Love

Photo: Linda Braden/Mason Jar Crafts Love

1. Glass jar ghosts

Dreamed up by blogger Linda Braden of Mason Jar Crafts Love, these adorable glass jar ghosts are sure to compliment any Halloween decor scheme. As an added bonus, they take mere minutes to make and are virtually free!

Get step-by-step instructions on how to make these yourself at Mason Jar Crafts Love.

Earth911 Tip: Braden bought polystyrene disks from the dollar store to complete her project, but you can also repurpose packing material to keep your project zero-waste. And don’t restrict yourself to Mason jars either! Glass jars from your recycling bin will work just as well.

Mary Mazzoni

Based in the Phoenix metro area, Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.