This Halloween, you may after ways to bring a bit of spookiness into your home sustainably without compromising on the fun.
Steering clear of single-use plastics is a great place to start. There’s no reason why Halloween decorations can’t be tasteful, less wasteful and saved for following celebrations.
With this in mind, we’ve brought together a selection of decorations that are great for families, and can be used time and time again.
From natural dried pumpkin wreaths, to classy midnight glasses and cotton trick-or-treat bags, try a more sustainable Halloween this year.
12 reusable Halloween decorations
Personalised Halloween family sign, Just Toppers
A great one for families, this wooden Halloween sign features little figures spookily clad in Halloween dress. The plaque can be personalised to feature up to seven family members, a name or note, plus a short message on the back.
Available from: Not on the High Street (£16)
Handmade Halloween spooky glass decorations
There’s something charming about these glass hanging decorations. Edged with copper foil, each has a black ribbon loop for hooking up around the house. Pop them in the window for trick-or-treaters to spot – they’ll glow brightly when back-lit.
Available from: Not on the High Street (£14)
Sainsburys’ black cat Halloween felt bucket
If you’re planning any Halloween games or treasure hunts around your house in place of traditional trick-or-treating, this all-felt cat bucket could be the perfect carrier for yummy finds. Suitable for kids aged three and above.
Available from: Sainsburys (£3)
Autumn Halloween pumpkin wreath, Pippa Designs
For an eco-friendly Halloween decoration that doubles-up for autumn in general, this wreath features dried miniature pumpkins with natural moss, twigs and leather leaf. The effect is a richly-coloured, reusable wreath you can bring out year after year.
Available from: Not on the High Street (£47)
Pumpkin cocotte, Staub
Staub is renowned for its high-quality cast-iron enamelled stoneware, and did well in our test of the best casserole dishes. It’s perfect for serving pumpkin soup straight from the hob, or a delicious stew from the oven. At a practical level, it’s also dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe and oven-safe up to 300C.
Halloween pumpkin garland, Rosie and the Boys
Garlands are great for pepping up an empty wall or mantelpiece. This particular one features eight pumpkins printed on FSC certified paper threaded onto wire. It can be recycled if you don’t want to keep it for the following year.
Available from: Not on the High Street (£13)
Black glass midnight goblets, Artland
Halloween is the perfect time to whip out a midnight-black goblet. Hand-blown, this pair are dishwasher-safe and won’t fade over time.
Available from: Not Just Mugs (£14.95)
Trick or Treat candy scoop ladle, Eve of Joy
What could be better to serve your Halloween punch with than this characterful ladle? Each is an up-cycled vintage silver plate, hand-stamped with individual letters and a small skull and crossbones.
Available from: Etsy (£17.77)
Serafina pumpkin, Lene Bjerre
Pumpkins don’t all look like this one by Danish brand, Lene Bjerre. Skeletal lines make it extra-spooky, though it wouldn’t look out of place as a contemporary autumnal decoration for the whole season. Either way, it’s one to keep.
Available from: Lene Bjerre (£17.75)
Cotton Halloween favour bags, PressShop
These customisable, 100 per cent cotton muslin favour bags are the perfect treat pouches for kids (or adults!). Three sizes are available, giving plenty of options as a reusable Halloween gift.
Available from: Etsy (£1.78)
3D skull flexible silicone ice cube mould tray, Shaped
Finding intricately-moulded ice cube skulls in your drink makes for a great Halloween surprise. Food grade silicone can be frozen, microwaved or put in the dishwasher, so although not widely recyclable, this will last.
Handmade ceramic ghost tea light holder, VanilyaCeramics
Made from white earthen clay, each little ghost is hand-shaped to sit over a tealight, so the light shines from behind its eyes and mouth. A simple concept that’s surprisingly effective, and safer to have around the house than exposed flames.
Available from: Etsy (£42.73)
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