Next to Christmas, Halloween has become one of the most expensive holidays with Americans expected to spend $9 billion dollars, according to the National Retail Federation.
But why throw money away on decorations that won't last?
That is the question raised by artists at MUSEjar art studio in East Aurora.
Vanessa Frost owns MUSEjar and said hand-on crafts are becoming a "lost art" thanks to an abundance of electronic distractions such as cell phones and video games.
Frost said making your own decorations can save you money, produce higher-quality items, and create special memories with your children.
In addition, Frost said craftwork has been shown to be a stress reliever in people.
MUSEjar is holding workshops on making Halloween decorations. More information and signup can be found here: https://musejar.com/
7 Eyewitness News "Making Ends Meet" Reporter Ed Reilly visited MUSEjar to learn more about making your own decorations.
The artists showed Ed how to make a clay monster, felt bat, and wood-burned "sugar skull" - all of which were quick and easy.
Watch the attached clips to see more.