It’s finally starting to feel like fall and good thing, too! With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no better time to start decorating than now. From pumpkins to homemade spider webs, these are our favorite eco-friendly decorations you’ll love.
1) Head to the Pumpkin Patch
They’re not just for aesthetics. Pumpkin patches offer eco-friendly Halloween and fall decor. You can usually find all of your favorite fall decor like squash, gourds, mini pumpkins, etc. Pumpkin patch trips are also a great way to bond with your staff by going as a team! Who doesn’t love a little fall fun?
2) Eco-Friendly Spider Webs
Ditch the silly string this year and opt for something eco-friendly. Use black yarn to create a spider web. All you need is yarn, scissors, and tape to create a spooky home fit for a ghostly spider. Next, cut 3-4 pieces of yarn and then tape or pin those pieces to the wall you plan to hang the decoration. Attach all of 3-4 pieces of yarn at the intersection, tie them together, and cut the excess yarn once tied. Finally, begin to place yarn across to create a web-like effect. You’ll need to tape the yarn going across on the outside, middle, and furthest outer circle. You can learn more about how to create your own spider web here.
3) Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin
Can’t make it to the pumpkin patch? Don’t sweat it. You can create a mason jar lid pumpkin by painting the lids orange and arranging them in a circular formation. Make it even more realistic by using cinnamon sticks in the center to emulate the pumpkin’s stem. This is another fun fall-themed activity you and your staff can do together.
4) Milk Jug Ghost Lanterns
While we’ll always advocate for glass over plastic, we can’t always be perfect. Reuse plastic jugs to make lanterns! Simply remove the labels using acetone or hot water and goo-gone and paint spooky faces on the front of the jug. You can LED Christmas lights to light up the interior of the jug. Or make them super groovy with glow sticks!