Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Getting Ready for an Upcycled, Recycled, and Earth-Friendly Halloween

big bows for steampunk
Halloween is in full swing on the Web and writers are busy telling tales of their favorite Halloween costumes, crafts, decorations, movies, and books.

I have been having so much fun getting ready for Halloween, too! Boxes of scrap fabrics, bags of odds and ends, and baskets of ribbons are scattered all over my crafting room floor in anticipation of haunting crafts to come.

As you can see, it's not a spooky kind of Halloween for me. Oh no, it will be A Low Key, Fun and Not So Scary Halloween Party here at the Recycler crypt. Setting the tone for this year's festivities, these Big Bows for Steampunk Halloween Decorations will be seen hanging from vintage family portraits and sitting next to our spooky sculptures.

There are more upcycled and recycled Halloween crafts sitting on my crafting table. I can hardly wait to show off my Steampunked fashions.

I've sent Halloween Party Invitations to a cast of characters and I'll need treats for kids young and old.

My sweet-toothed little goblins are sure to gobble up these Organic and Fair Trade Halloween Candy selected by GraceOnline. She's put together a list of gummy candies, jelly beans, lollipops, and bite-sized chocolates that are earth-friendly and contain organic ingredients.

The sophisticated ghouls are a bit of a puzzle. Maybe I'll take a lesson from Poetvix and learn How to Make an Apothecary Bottle of Unicorn Tears and fill it with homemade bath salts for the hairy monsters, herb-infused vinegar for the sourpusses, and vanilla sugar for the fairy princesses.

And, if anyone wants to slip a little treat into my trick-or-treat bag, my favorite candy bar is Endangered Species Panther, Extreme Dark Chocolate (88%).

That's all for today folks! Thank you for spending time with us today and we hope you've found some inspiration to recycle your way to a Happy Halloween.

Best wishes,


Posted by Coletta Teske
Coletta Teske

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Coletta Teske writes reviews on books, business management, writing, crafting, cooking, and gardening. She is also an avid recycler and shares her tips on recycling. She delights in upcycling an old object, recycling or transforming discarded items into a new treasure.

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  1. I would love to be present at one of your not-so-scary Halloween house parties. You've got everything covered here for the perfect party, seasonal decorations, and tricks and treats for the beggars of the night!

    1. Get your costume ready, Ruthi! We're planning on having a howling good time.

  2. You are so clever with your Halloween ideas and have shared some other fun Halloween lenses too. The ghosts and goulies will all love these party ideas.

    1. Thank you, Elf! We have just over 2 months to get ready for Halloween and I'm looking forward to a fun time this year!

  3. I see your Endangered Series Panther and raise you an Endangered Series Tiger! lol You know you touched on one of my personal favorites with that simply because a percentage of all of their sales goes to Endangered Animals.

    I love Halloween and all of the decorating fun and awesome costumes!

    1. I'll call your Endangered Series Tiger. I, too, love that 10% of their sales goes to help endangered species. And, the chocolate is divine! I'll have my reusable shopping bag ready for when you bring over my treats! :)

    2. The Endangered Series chocolate bars makes us all winners for sure!

  4. You have sure supplied us with lots of good ideas and links to help create a fun Halloween. It is hard to believe it is just around the corner.

    1. Thank you, Mary Beth! I know, time has flown so quickly this year. Better give my broom a tune-up quick!

  5. your crafting table must be a fun place to hang out! you would have had a lot of little helpers when my kids were young - they would have loved all these crafts!

    1. Hi Barbara! My crafting table is a huge fun place to play. I can fit a dozen little ones around it, but I need a lot of high chairs. I like to stand up and work.


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