When I grew up, Halloween wasn’t a big deal. It was just a holiday for kids. Then I got married. My husband always loved celebrating Halloween even as an adult. Now I find Halloween such a fun holiday to celebrate. But I’ve always focused on fun and cute Halloween decorations, not ghoulish ones. Since you know how much I live for repurposing items, I was inspired by a bunch of empty pill bottles that were headed to the recycling bin to make these cute Halloween decorations for free.
With all the events of the past year, we’d amassed quiet the collection of plastic pill bottles. As I was decluttering and getting ready to throw these bottles in the recycling can, it struck me that they were all orange – Halloweenie orange. So-ooo, you know I had to do it.
Cute Halloween Decorations for Free
These are perfect for a college student or anyone who is about to move and still wants to decorate. After Halloween, go ahead and recycle the bottles. Win-win.
- Orange Pill Bottles
- Permanent Markers
- Green Paper
- Glue or Double Stick Tape
I drew jack o’lantern faces on scratch paper until I found some I liked. I simply drew the face on the bottle with a permanent marker.
I had these green paint chips from a project, so I used those to make the leaves and stems. But you can use any green paper you have or even a green photo from a magazine.
I free-hand cut out the leaves. I cut thin strips and rolled them around a pencil to make the vine stems.
A little glue to stick the leaves and vines to the jack o’lantern and voila! Seriously, these couldn’t be easier or cuter.
A simple battery votive candle and you have an adorable lantern.
If these little jack o’lanterns were such cute Halloween decorations I’d be embarrassed at how easy they are to make. But you know how I love free and repurposed projects! I smile every time I look at these little guys.
Why not take a few minutes to declutter your medicine cabinet now. You can use these purging tips for medicine and vitamins. Now you have the pill bottles you need to make your own simple and cute Halloween decorations. Have fun crafting. This would be a great kids’ craft, too.