At Highlight Homes, we’re all about going green! A team of serious outdoor lovers, we infuse eco-friendly elements into every one of our designs – from a home renovation to the construction of a custom home. Here are a handful of fun and simple ways you can incorporate environmentally-conscious components into your Halloween décor leading up to the big day on October 31st.
- Gather Your Own Harvest – In addition to the traditional pumpkin, use natural Fall items such as varying sizes, shapes and colors of gourds, dried corn stalks, bales of hay, and brightly colored fall leaves you find in your yard or on an afternoon stroll through the neighborhood. The pumpkins, gourds, bales of hay, and corn stalks can be purchased at a local farmers market – offering the added plus of supporting the American farmer. In the ultimate act of recycling, many of these items will still look terrific when you greet your guests for Thanksgiving dinner in November. Afterward, you can compost everything and return much-needed nutrients to your soil in time for the long winter months.
- Add a Sprinkling of Spooky – By incorporating touches of Spanish Moss both inside and outside your home, you will be infusing the same air of mystery and magic that it lends to ancient oaks in historic Southern towns like Savannah and New Orleans. It will look terrific draping off of your front porch banisters or hanging from the mantle over your fireplace. You might even add a little to a few of the trees in your yard.
- Light the Night – Natural candles made from beeswax, soy or palm wax can cast an eerie glow from the windows of your home. Best part is, they are non-toxic and burn clean – rather than polluting the air of your home’s interior like traditional utility paraffin wax candles.
- Grow a Gruesome Garden – Transform some old work clothes, garden gloves, and the head of a mop into a homegrown scarecrow. He’ll look right at home planted in your garden next to the new chrysanthemums in a rainbow of fall colors.