DIY Halloween decorations: Cheap, easy crafts

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Halloween will be here before you know it, so there's no better time to unleash your inner Martha Stewart. You'll love creating these fun, unique crafts using products that can be found in or around your home.

So grab your wine bottles and glasses, egg cartons and stockings -- yes, stockings -- and give your home the DIY treatment by recreating these frighteningly easy crafts.

Yarn Pumpkins

Creating these Yarn Pumpkins is a lot easier
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Creating these Yarn Pumpkins is a lot easier then it looks, and, you'll be able to keep them around well through Thanksgiving, too. One Little Project will show you the steps.

Illuminated Ghost Garland

Hang them across your fence or an indoor/outdoor
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Hang them across your fence or an indoor/outdoor staircase. Have them hang across your ceiling or fireplace mantle. This Illuminated Ghost Garland craft is easy to make and can be used for Halloween and beyond (as long as you remove the ghosts, that is!). TarynWhiteaker.com offers a how-to.

Spooky Eyeball Wreath

Made out of a foam wreath, pingpong balls,
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Made out of a foam wreath, pingpong balls, googly eyes and a few more products, this Spooky Eyeball Wreath is a fun, "spooky" craft that won't turn the trick-or-treaters away. iLoveToCreate has the full list of products and directions on how to make it.

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Mini Pumpkin Spider Candle Holders

Mini Pumpkin Spider Candle Holders are an easy-to-do
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Mini Pumpkin Spider Candle Holders are an easy-to-do pumpkin craft that takes little skill and time, and requires just four products. Get step-by-step instructions at creativehomemaking.com.

Skull String Art

Don't let this skull string art spook you!
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Don't let this skull string art spook you! This DIY statement piece requires just four materials -- a piece of wood, nails, paint and string. A Beautiful Mess has the tutorial.

Wine cork pumpkin

Pumpkin designs are a great prop that can
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Pumpkin designs are a great prop that can last throughout the fall, and wine corks are easy to find -- both around the house or at a craft store. See how My Gourmet Connection created this trendy piece of work and other wine cork projects.

Wine glass candle holders

With the knickknacks you thought you'd never use,
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With the knickknacks you thought you'd never use, and items from the dollar store, this wine glass project is a must-try for Halloween. Visit The Keeper of the Cheerios for a list of materials and directions on making this budget-friendly craft.

Mason jar mummies

Look no further than those empty mason jars,
(Credit: It All Started With Paint / Linda Braden)

Look no further than those empty mason jars, loose rubber bands and unfinished cans of paint to spruce up your kitchen counter with this festive DIY craft. For instructions and more crafting projects, visit It All Started With Paint.

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Haunted house

This birdhouse-turned-haunted house is the perfect way to
(Credit: Woman’s Day / Alexandra Rowley)

This birdhouse-turned-haunted house is the perfect way to incorporate some Halloween into your decorating this fall. A bit time-consuming, but totally worth it, and so are these other decorating hacks on Woman's Day.

Pinecone bats

Simply take a walk around the block or
(Credit: Fireflies and Mud Pies / Melissa Lennig)

Simply take a walk around the block or stroll the aisles of a local craft store for some pinecones to replicate these mini bats, appropriate for decorating both indoors and outdoors. Fireflies + Mud Pies has the tutorial.

Spooky wine bottles

Give recycling a whole new meaning! Instead of
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Give recycling a whole new meaning! Instead of tossing used wine bottles, paint one of your favorite Halloween-themed images on it for display.

Lace pumpkins

Tired of painting pumpkins? Try this instead: Take
(Credit: Pass the Sushi / Kita Roberts)

Tired of painting pumpkins? Try this instead: Take a pair of stockings and slip it over your gourds. Or, adhere lace fabric to it as shown on Pass the Sushi.

Egg carton bats and tree leaf ghosts

Egg cartons and leaves come in handy when
(Credit: fabartdiy.com / Angel Woo)

Egg cartons and leaves come in handy when decorating for Halloween. Use them to hang from chandeliers or to dress up a staircase. Here's one easy way to use them both, courtesy of Fab Art DIY.

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Skull candlesticks

It cost less than $5 and takes just
(Credit: Cap Creations / Cathy)

It cost less than $5 and takes just a few minutes to create these skull candlestick props from Cap Creations.

Full-size Frankenstein door design

Nothing screams
(Credit: Events to Celebrate / Tia Fowles)

Nothing screams "spooktacular" like this Frankenstein door design made out of plastic table covers. Events to Celebrate has the directions and other easy-to-make front door ideas.

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