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Halloween decorations

Eco-friendly and reusable Halloween decorations: how to celebrate sustainably

Published: October 19, 2020 at 12:56 pm

Discover our top picks of fun Halloween decorations that can be brought out year after year.

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.

For more Halloween-related inspiration, discover some of our favourite Halloween recipes and pumpkin carving ideas.

12 reusable Halloween decorations

Sustainable Halloween decorations, 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)

Sustainable Halloween decorations

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)

Black cat felt Halloween bucket, sustainable Halloween, reusable Halloween

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)

Autumnal pumpkin wreath, autumnal decorations

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)

Staub pumpkin cocotte, autumnal decorations

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.

Sustainable Halloween decorations, reusable decorations

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)

Midnight goblets, sustainable Halloween, reusable Halloween decorations

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)

Sustainable Halloween decorations, reusable Halloween

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)

Sustainable Halloween decorations

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)

Sustainable Halloween decorations, reusable Halloween

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)

Sustainable reusable Halloween decorations

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.

Sustainable Halloween, reusable Halloween decorations

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)


Feeding a crowd this Halloween? Get some recipe inspiration from our Halloween hub page.

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