It’s the spookiest time of year, full of costumes, pumpkins, tricks, and more treats than you can count! That’s right, folks. It’s Halloween time! Not only that, but it’s time to unleash your inner DIY expert. Here are 5 ways to have a green Halloween!
1. Make your own costumes
This can be as easy as making something from scratch using things from around the house, or even using old clothes. Last year I was Tina from Bob’s Burgers and I used clothes straight from my closet! Easy as pie!
2. Use reusable bags to collect candy in
Stop filling up space with plastic jack-o-lantern buckets! Reusable shopping bags are easy to find, and inexpensive. (AND they hold more candy, FYI). Break out the paint to decorate them, if you’d like!
3. Make and reuse your own decorations
If you already own decorations, keep them stored away so they can’t be damaged. Boom, reusable! If you don’t have decorations at all then don’t fret! Try making tombstones out of cardboard, or make spider webs and creepy cloth using old clothes! You can also see what you can find at your local antique or thrift store!
4. Steer clear of driving!
Walking door to door is a key part of trick or treating! You can also go the extra mile (literally) and decorate your bike to match your costume! Then you’ll be able to cover more ground in style. If you have too many people in your party to walk or bike, then carpool. The more the scarier!
Don’t throw out those innards! Roast the seeds and eat them! Use the fruit for a sweet treat like pumpkin pie or muffins! Not only will you keep from buying packaged snacks, but you’ll have a homemade treat for later!
What are some other ways you can think of to make this Halloween sustainable? Share amongst each other and with friends!