What are some ideas for Thanksgiving decorations?

Hey! I have been chosen to host Thanksgiving this year, and was wondering if anyone has any ideas on Fall decorations?? I do not have a whole lot of money to spend on things, and I mostly need advice for inexpensive table decor. I am most handy with a glue gun, but am stumped on ideas....thanks!

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BabyBeans0506

Asked by BabyBeans0506 at 4:48 PM on Nov. 11, 2008 in Holidays

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  • I usually put out a basket or thanksgiving platter with fresh flowers in fall colors and pumpkins, squash etc

    Another basket of nuts and two nut crackers with an empty basket underneath for the shells always goes over big. You can make them really pretty by gluing on some leaves or Thanksgiving themed ribbons

    They sites have some nice ideas for centerpieces, candle holders, placemats, seating card holders
    http://holidays.kaboose.com/thanksgiving/

    http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/specialfeature/thanksgiving_decoration_ms/
    Allysmom11

    Answer by Allysmom11 at 6:14 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • how about using a cake stand as the centerpiece. get or make a wreath with whatever kind of decor you want to go with (like fall leaves, etc) and put that around the base. then put colorful, warty gourds on top of the stand. if you use a table runner, you can put smaller gourds and mini pumpkins along the runner, and add candles in between them. hope that helps!
    MaMaLaLa369

    Answer by MaMaLaLa369 at 5:28 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • Here is what I did with my mantle; I took 3 pumpkins and stacked them up (you can use real or fake); I tucked fall leaf stems on each side, and then tuck a wide, wired fall color ribbon all around. I get lots of compliments. You can also use pinecones and acorns and faux fall leaves on your mantles or tabletops.

    socalmom8

    Answer by socalmom8 at 9:13 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

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  • go outside and get some leaves, and sticks and paint them with a 97 cent can of bronze paint form walmart. you can make it beautiful.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:11 AM on Nov. 12, 2008

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