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Friday Fun: How To Go Green and Recycle a Halloween Decoration for Three Holidays

Times are tight right? Lots of people are looking for ways to stretch their money as far as possible and get the most out of their investments. And then there’s the whole “reduce, reuse, recycle” phenomenon.

I’m only semi-frugal and green by nature, but I can appreciate ingenuity. That’s why it dawned on me how ingenious it is to recycle a Halloween decoration and make it last through both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I fell in love with the 3 piece Ghostly Group Lawn Decor the Halloween before last. In part because I saw it around the very house’s tree which sparked the idea for this post.

3 piece Ghostly Group Lawn Decor

They end up keeping their ghosts up and gathered around the tree in the center of their lawn until New Year’s. How?

Well, after Halloween they dress up the ghosts in straw hats and flannel shirts and turn them into scarecrows  until Thanksgiving.

Ring around a scarecrow

Then, for Christmas spirit it’s off with the straw hats and flannel shirts and on with scarves and caps. Voila! The scarecrows now become snowmen!

So cool! And very creative.

The whole “go green and recycle” part of it might appeal to some. It appeals to me because I’m lazy. I love to decorate for both Halloween and Christmas but it’s a lot of work to put it all up only to take it down a month later.

But if I could keep something up and all I had to do was change out some accessories? I like the three-in-one concept. Oh yes, that very much appeals to me!

Have you seen any other decorations used more than once like this? I’d love to know about them. (Again, because I’m lazy and looking for more ways to make my decorating energy go as far as possible!)

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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