The Five Best Etsy Stores for Not too Spooky Halloween Decorations

by - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

We can minimize our fossil fuel use and support makers near us by buying more from local makers (and a lot less from big stores). I want to keep highlighting amazing makers in the US, and I feel like my Etsy links can get caught in the more mainstream shuffle. So let's look at some of the best stuff together. 

It's that week in my house! Halloween decorations are going up!

I don't love the focus on death and gore in a lot of the decor, it seems weird to me, especially with little ones in the house. At the same time, you can't deny that Halloween decorations are often the most fun, because people can really go crazy. These stores have figured out how to keep a nice balance. 

knit pumpkin in a woman's hands
from Nevada Knits
1. Nevada Knits makes chunky knit pumpkins I want to hug. They remind me of a lot of stuff they sell at Michael's, with a sort of rustic feel, but these look like you should hug them (and not that much more expensive). They would be awesome with kids in the house

reclaimed wood ghosts k and j creations
K and J Creations

2. K and J Creations (Texas) makes all sorts of sweet yard art out of reclaimed wood (so you know I love them), but they seem to turn it out most for Halloween, with jack o lanterns, candy corn, and ghosts! My favorite are the ghosts- you can't deny how cute these are.
from HBixbyArtworks

3. HBixby Artworks (Yakima, Washington) makes these pumpkins out of recycled books. A little sad, but they also come out very cute and at least the book isn't wasted completely. And this good idea comes with lots of variations so you can find something perfectly your style; try  MonAmiePaperie (New Mexico) or Hi Butterfly (Colorado) as well.

frankenstein and bride of frankenstein silhouette pillow from A Black Star etsy halloween decorations
from A Black Star
4. A Black Star handpaints Silhouettes onto pillow covers (always a great way to decorate- not much room to store and lots of impact). They have some awesome Halloween-themed ones, from Beetlejuice to Bride of Frankenstein. They also have Jack Skellington and Sally, but everyone Nightmare before Christmas is a Christmas movie. I like Halloween Kelley's Collection pillows as well.

recycled metal hanging bat halloween decoration
from Playin with Scraps
5. Playin with Scraps (Pennsylvania) sells ornaments made with recycled scrap metal, but my favorite is this bat. Very cute and recycled too! Double win.

The Five Best Etsy Stores for Halloween Decorations

Have a favorite etsy shop that didn't make the list? Point me there! Want even more eco-friendly and local shopping inspiration? Check out my Giant List of Ethical and Eco-Friendly Shopping Lists

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