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Make Cheap Halloween Decorations with Toilet Paper Rolls

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As homesteaders, we know that every season brings its own unique charm and its own set of challenges.

But when Halloween comes knocking, it’s an opportunity to embrace the spooky spirit while keeping our homesteading values close to heart.

If you’re yearning for a budget-friendly way to add a touch of Halloween enchantment to your homestead, you’re in for a delightful treat.

Gather ’round, my fellow homesteaders, because we’re about to embark on a bewitching project that’s not only easy on the pocket but also aligns with our sustainable lifestyle.

We’re delving into the art of crafting “cheap Halloween decorations” with a green twist, and the star of the show?

None other than those trusty empty toilet paper rolls.

Traditionally, Halloween is synonymous with pointy hats, warts, and cackling witches, but that’s not the only way to celebrate it.

With this DIY project, you have the power to decide whether your finished Halloween decoration takes on the classic spooky witchy vibe or embraces a friendlier, more rustic look that harmonizes with your homestead.

It’s a bit of DIY magic, and it’s entirely in your hands.

So, let’s stir the cauldron of creativity, recycle those humble cardboard rolls, and conjure up charming Halloween decor that will enchant your homestead with a rustic, eco-friendly flair.

Unveiling Eco-Friendly Cheap Halloween Decorations

As homesteaders, we understand the significance of sustainability in every aspect of our lives, including how we decorate for special occasions.

Halloween often lures us with the promise of elaborate, often expensive decorations that don’t quite align with our self-sufficient, eco-conscious values.

The market is brimming with ghoulish gravestones, candles, and spooky spectacles that can leave not just our wallets but also our eco-ethics feeling haunted.

But, let’s consider an alternative that complements our homesteading philosophy – crafting “cheap Halloween decorations” with an eco-friendly twist.

This isn’t just about budget savings; it’s about giving a second life to everyday materials and turning them into hauntingly beautiful works of art.

Embracing this eco-conscious approach to Halloween decor isn’t just cost-effective; it’s a fun and creative endeavor that instills a sense of accomplishment and pride.

By choosing to be eco-friendly, you’re not only saving money but also contributing to a greener, more sustainable world.

So, why settle for flashy and extravagant when you can embark on a budget-friendly, eco-conscious Halloween journey that resonates with your homesteading spirit?

Get ready to be spellbound by the magic of crafting, where simplicity, frugality, and a touch of eco-friendliness converge to create a Halloween that’s truly enchanting.

The Alternative to Spooky Splurges

In the world of Halloween, store-bought decorations often come with a hefty price tag, and their disposable nature doesn’t align with our homesteading principles.

These mass-produced, eerie candles, gory displays, and excessive use of black don’t quite resonate with the sustainable, back-to-basics spirit of homesteading.

That’s where our homesteading, eco-friendly approach comes into play, revolutionizing the way we look at Halloween decor.

Imagine replacing the costly extravagance with sustainable and creative alternatives that are not only budget-friendly but also environmentally responsible.

Our secret weapon in this budget-friendly Halloween transformation is upcycling, a practice close to the hearts of homesteaders.

Take a moment to appreciate the humble toilet paper roll, often discarded without a second thought, but overflowing with untapped potential.

By giving these rolls a second life, you’re not just reducing waste but also crafting unique and eco-friendly Halloween decorations that will inspire your homestead and enchant your guests.

The outcome of this Halloween alchemy is nothing short of magical – a double win.

You save your hard-earned cash and take a step towards a more eco-conscious and sustainable way of celebrating Halloween.

These upcycled creations aren’t just decorations; they’re a testament to your creativity, resourcefulness, and commitment to the principles of homesteading.

Crafting Your Witchy Enchantment

In this spellbinding journey, we’re about to guide you through the creation of a charming witch, and believe us, it’s nothing short of homesteading magic.

We’ll take a humble, empty toilet paper roll and transform it into a whimsical witchy wonder that beautifully complements your homestead’s rustic charm.

The best part?

This is a kid-friendly project that not only allows parents and children to bond but also reinforces the values of resourcefulness and creativity that are at the core of homesteading .

The process itself is simple, but the results are nothing short of enchanting.

With just a few easy steps, a dash of creativity, and a sprinkle of imagination, you’ll watch in amazement as your toilet paper roll metamorphoses into a charming homestead-inspired witch.

However, a gentle word of caution: safety first.

Keep a watchful eye on those sharp scissors and the hot glue gun, especially when little hands are involved.

But don’t worry; we’ll ensure that the process is easy, safe, and perfectly suited for a homesteading family.

So, get ready to embark on this magical journey of crafting with your kids, creating not just Halloween decorations but lasting memories that are deeply rooted in the values of homesteading.

It’s an opportunity to encourage your children’s creativity, spend quality time together, and let their artistic spirits flourish in a safe environment.

After all, what’s more heartwarming than decorating your homestead with the creations of your little ones?

This Halloween, let your family’s magic shine bright, and your homestead’s values stand proudly on display.

Cheap Halloween Decorations From Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

Cheap Halloween Decorations From Empty Toilet Paper Rolls



  • Gather all of the materials needed for this project before you begin.
    1. Draw a 2 to 3 inch wide rectangle on a piece of green construction paper.
    2. Cut the rectangle out.
    3. Wrap the green rectangle on one side of the toilet paper roll. Make sure that the ends meet and hot glue the ends. Hold it in place until the hot glue dries, but be careful not to touch the spot where the hot glue is or else you could burn yourself.
    4. Take a piece of yarn and create a tight zigzag on the top edge of the green area of the toilet paper roll. This is for her bangs. The zigzag should be at least a 1/4 inch in width and the length of the zigzag should be at least 1 to 1 1/2 inches. 
    5. Cut the curves on the bottom of the zigzag one by one. This will serve as the topmost part of the hair or the bangs of the witch.
    6. Cut three four inch long strands of yard and glue the yarn on both ends of the bangs. This will be the main hair of the witch. The length of the hair should be as long or longer than the green portions of the toilet paper roll. Hot glue  the top of the hair strands to secure each strand of hair.
    7. Hot glue a pair of small googly eyes just below the bangs of the witch.
    8. Draw a long nose just below the eyes using a black permanent marker. Draw other details like the mouth, pimples, a mole or anything that could make the witch ugly.
    9. Cut three strips of black construction paper. Theses should be at least 1 1/4 inches wide. Create several 3/4 inch parallel cuts on the bottoms of the black strips.
    10. Wrap the black strips one by one around the toilet paper roll. The uncut part of the black strip should be on top while the bottom of the strip should be aligned with the bare end of the toilet paper roll. Hot glue the ends of the black strip and cut the excess paper off once the hot glue is dry.
    11. Curl each small strip of the black paper using the ends of the permanent pen.
    12. Continue wrapping the second and the third layer to the body of the witch. Be sure to leave a slight  space in between the black strips so that the effect of each layer is seen, but do not leave a large enough space so the toilet paper roll is easy to see. Cut the excess from each of the black strips just as you did with the first black strip. The last or the third layer should touch the ends of the green part of the toilet paper roll.
    13. Make sure to curl the remaining small strips on each layer.
    14. Create a cone from the black construction paper. This will be the hat of the witch.
    15. Cut the lower part of the coned paper and make sure that the widest end fits the diameter of the toilet paper roll.
    16. Cut the bottom or the widest edge with several short strips. Fold the short strips outwards. This will serve as the brim of the witch’s hat.
    17. Hot glue the hat on top of the witch’s head.
    18. Once the hot glue is dry, you can display your finished project.

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    Cheap Halloween Decorations From Empty Toilet Paper Rolls, Homesteader Style

    This witch toilet paper roll decor is a cool, hands-on activity for the kids – one that resonates deeply with the homesteader way of life.

    However, it’s crucial to remember that some steps require adult supervision, especially when handling the hot glue gun.

    Safety first, even on the homestead.

    Once you’ve crafted these charming witches from humble toilet paper rolls, it’s time to infuse them with your family’s creativity.

    Encourage your kids to express themselves by decorating the witches with ribbons, buttons, stickers, or a sprinkle of glitter.

    This part of the process is not just about adding a personal touch; it’s an opportunity to celebrate your family’s unique style and individuality, making each witch a one-of-a-kind creation.

    Beyond the crafting, this is where the true magic of family bonding happens.

    Let your kids explore their artistic side, experiment with colors, and express their personality through these DIY witches.

    It’s a wonderful opportunity to instill in them a sense of pride in their creations and ignite their passion for crafting, a tradition that’s cherished on homesteads across generations.

    The Power of Multiples

    Now, here’s a little secret – these handcrafted witches shine even brighter when displayed in groups of three or five.

    It’s a simple but effective way to elevate your Halloween decor.

    Creating several of these witches and arranging them in clusters not only enhances the overall visual impact but also adds a touch of homestead charm to your Halloween setup.

    So, as you embark on this enchanting journey of crafting with your children, remember that it’s not just about the end result.

    It’s about the shared memories, the creative freedom, and the homestead values of sustainability and togetherness that these witches represent.

    Get ready to enchant your homestead with eco-friendly, budget-savvy Halloween magic that reflects the very essence of your homesteading lifestyle.

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