Let's face it. It can be fun to decorate for Halloween, but it's not like you can tweak those skeletons, witches and ghosts a bit and use them another time of year. So why spend a lot of money on Halloween decorations that'll only be up for a few weeks?
Enter: Operation Halloween Homemade.
If you're throwing a kids' Halloween party and want to make your house or classroom look spooky on a budget, follow these DIY Halloween tutorials for child-friendly party supplies.
Spell out the word "boo" and other spooky phrases with these alphabet cupcake toppers.
Hang these spooky ghosts above your doorways to add a bit of fright to your home on Halloween.
Make these 3-D pumpkins as a craft, party decoration or tabletop place cards this Halloween.
About.com's Guide to Family Crafts shows you how to make cats, bats, scarecrows, magical potions and more to decorate for a spooky Halloween.
Need to make some last-minute treats for Halloween? These semi-homemade ghost cookies are cute, quick and easy.