At the Enterprise Waste Management Group we love Halloween almost as much as we love skips – so that’s a lot! But often the cost of costumes, decorations and sweets can add up a little.

As we’re the masters of recycling we thought we’d compile a list of our favourite spooky DIY decorations that you can quickly whip up using your own rubbish.

The three ideas below feature our most widely discarded materials – cardboard, glass and paper. Halloween might be scary, but recycling shouldn’t be!

Have a crack and let us know how you get on!

Eggbox bats

What’s better than eggbox bats hanging around the house to scare those trick or treaters? This cheap project will only set you (or the kids) back 20 minutes, and you can be sure that you’ll have the spookiest decoration around! All you’ll need for this one is black paint, an eggbox, a pair of scissors, a paint brush, glue, ribbon and googly eyes.

Check out HappyClippings for a step-by-step guide.


After an enjoyable night in with friends, many of us are stuck with leftover bottles and cans that will clutter our kitchen for days before we manage to muster up the courage to remove them. Well no more clutter, because we have a simple and easy way to create your own “Bottle’o’Lantern”!

Follow the link for further instructions.

Origami pumpkin bag

Although origami can be difficult in some circumstances, this piece isn’t. It’s a beginner friendly task which anyone could do with a bit of patience. This super spooky paper bag is great for decoration around the house and even at work! In only 10 minutes you’ll be able to make this origami pumpkin bag and all you’ll need is orange and black paper.

For an easy to follow, step-by-step video tutorial, check out origami tutorials on YouTube!

From all of us here the Enterprise Waste Management Group, Happy Halloween!