Many of us now celebrate Halloween and carving pumpkins is almost mandatory in autumn anyway 😉
Whether you're celebrating Halloween or just want to bring the magical fall season into your home, making decorations is a must. So that you don't end up with 1,000 new bits of craft bits and bobs, we've put together a few tips for you.
Have fun crafting and enjoying this beautiful and short time of year 🍂
Use what you already have: You can make pretty decorations with leftover paper, cardboard and fabric.
Use what you find in nature: leaves, branches, chestnuts and acorns are in abundance and can be used creatively to transform them into spooky or autumnal decorations.
If you want to carve pumpkins, use edible pumpkins: the leftovers can be made into soups, pastries or puree and you can roast the seeds.
You can find a recipe for pumpkin puree HERE .
If you want other decorations such as candlesticks or fairy lights, check out Brocki or Secondhand Shop or other platforms for second-hand products (Facebook Marketplace, Ricardo, etc.).
If you want to celebrate Halloween, costumes are important. So that you don't end up with any nonsense, buy second-hand costumes if possible, resew old items of clothing or borrow your costume.
If you want it to be something new, make sure that you can use the product regardless of the season. For example, a bag with a cute print that you can use for shopping, a neutral string of lights, a candlestick that also works for Christmas or a witch's broom that you can use on the balcony.
You can find the cute bat bag HERE .
Trick or treating
“Trick or Treat” is also becoming increasingly popular in Switzerland. If you want to take part, you can make sweets yourself, buy them in the unpackaged shop or choose products with compostable packaging.
You can find a recipe for these spooky chocolate pumpkin gingerbread HERE.
We hope our tips will not only make your fall season more sustainable, but will also allow you to enjoy it to the fullest.