This Halloween, you may be after ways to bring a bit of spookiness into your home sustainably, without compromising on the fun.


Steering clear of single-use plastics and disposables is a great place to start. There’s no reason why Halloween decorations can’t be tasteful, less wasteful and saved and used again 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 autumnal wreaths, to classy smokey grey glasses and felt 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.

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12 reusable Halloween decorations

Frightening florals Halloween wreath, Dibor

Frightening Florals Halloween Wreath

This colourful decorative Halloween wreath is ideal for the spooky season and autumn in general. Crafted by hand from natural materials, it would sit proudly on the door thanks to the eco jute rope, and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, designed to be brought out year after year.

Rustic Halloween pumpkin garland, Rosieplustheboys

Rustic Halloween Pumpkin Garland - Halloween Decorations

Garlands are great for pepping-up an empty wall or mantelpiece. This particular one features eight pumpkins in an ombre pattern 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
Etsy (£13.50)

Le Creuset stoneware mini Halloween dish, set of 4

Le Creuset Stoneware Mini Halloween Dish, Set of 4, 11cm, Assorted

Serve your Halloween treats in these mini pumpkin, bat and ghost dishes from Le Creuset. For added versatility, these dishes are oven, microwave, freezer and grill safe. And, for added ease, they can be popped in the dishwasher.

Handmade ceramic Halloween pumpkin face sculpture

Handmade Ceramic Halloween Pumpkin Face Sculpture

If you don’t fancy buying a pumpkin this year, choose one of these handmade ceramic face sculptures. They’re available in two designs: speckled white or lemon green. Pop some fairy lights or a tea light inside to illuminate the eyes, nose and mouth.

Halloween ice/chocolate moulds

Halloween Chocolate Moulds Skull Bat Ghost Ice Cube Tray Silicone Fondant Molds

Keep your ghoulish drinks cool this Halloween with ice from these moulds. This three pack includes bat, ghost and skull moulds and the hardy silicone means they can also be used to make chocolate shapes too. Oven safe to 230C, these can be used to make mini cakes as well.

Halloween ghost tea lights, Grayandco20

Halloween home decor ETSY ghost

Made from air dried clay, each little ghost is hand-shaped to sit over a tealight, so the light shines from behind its eyes. A simple concept that’s surprisingly effective, and safer to have around the house than exposed flames.

Available from
Etsy (£24)

Halloween Pumpkin cut-out wooden bunting

Pumpkin cut-out wooden bunting 2m

This budget-friendly bunting adds a touch of Halloween-feel without going overboard. Made from FSC-certified wood and jute twine, this bunting is built to last. Each bunting is two meters long, so at £6 you could easily buy a couple to use around the house.

Available from
Selfridges (£6)

Wilko character felt bucket

Wilko Character Felt Bucket

If you’re planning any Halloween games or treasure hunts around your house in place of traditional trick-or-treating, these all-felt cat or pumpkin buckets could be the perfect carrier for yummy finds.

Available from
Wilko (£2)

Handmade felt Halloween hanging pumpkins, Felt So Good

Handmade Felt Halloween Hanging Pumpkins, Set Of Five

Who said Halloween had to be scary? These cute felt pumpkins can be hung from trees, in the window, doors or simply used as a centrepiece. They’re handmade in Nepal by skilled workers given both a fair wage and good working conditions.

H&M Home wine glass

Dark grey wine glass HM

Halloween is the perfect time to get out these smoky, dark grey wine glasses. They’re classy with just a hint of spookiness.

Available from
H&M (£3.99)

Paper pumpkins, CINhandcraftedgifts

Autumn Decorations, Rustic Pumpkin, Halloween Decor

These high quality paper pumpkins are ideal to display in the window, above the mantlepiece or on the dining table. They’re easy to assemble: just turn them out and ensure the two hidden magnets adjoin. Store them flat and enjoy them year after year.

Available from
Etsy (from £10.50)

Staub pumpkin cocotte

Staub pumpkin cocotte, autumnal decorations

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.

Sweet Halloween recipes

Halloween pumpkin cake
Halloween brownies
Halloween biscuits
Halloween gingerbread
Halloween pavlova
Halloween cupcakes recipe
Hooting Halloween owls
Halloween cake pops
Spooky Halloween marshmallow cheesecake

Savoury Halloween recipes

Healthy Halloween stuffed peppers
Healthy Halloween nachos
Halloween spider pizzas
Halloween devilled eggs
Halloween cheeseboard with creepy crackers
Halloween mini baked potatoes with sticky sausages
Halloween dips & bites
Creamy pumpkin & lentil soup
Witches' brew (Pea & bacon chowder)


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

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