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Easy But Cheap Thanksgiving Table Centerpieces

If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house, chances are most of your money is going towards turkey and other menu items. So what to do with the table that needs decorating when the money is low? Here are some easy fast and best of all, cheap holiday centerpiece ideas to check out!

From Good Housekeeping: several mini white pumpkins on a tray!




Gather up all your glass vases and containers, place candles inside and layer in hazelnuts, walnuts, or pecans.



From Martha Stewart: Pear Place Cards. A twist from me~ instead of place cards, place pears on a pretty tray (or by themselves) in a long row down the middle of the table and on each card write down one thing you are thankful for this Thanksgiving.



From RealSimple: Place pinecones in different sized glass bowls and vases- wrap ribbons around the containers if you want to add an additional touch.



Fill a large glass vase or pitcher with candy, nuts or fruit for a fast pretty centerpiece. For Thanksgiving, try candy in fall color…

Inexpensive Gifts From Your Home This Christmas

Homemade bath salts and oils are easy to make and fun to give as Christmas gifts. Just pick out some pretty bottles and jars to use, print out some labels, attach ribbons and you will have some very lovely presents to hand out this year!

Make your own Lavender Bath Salts

Combine 1 Tbs. dried lavender (or use lavender tea flakes) into 2 cups Epsom Salts. Mix gently and store in a a pretty jar with a lid. You can also add a cute scoop or spoon in the jar. Lavender is a wonderful stress-reliever and it also has anti-inflammatory properties which help soothe muscle aches and sinus pressure. Pour a scoop into a warm bath, soak and relax!

Make Your Own Peppermint Bath Salts


Combine 2 handfuls of fresh mint or 1 Tbs. loose mint tea with 2 cups Epsom Salts. Mix until the leaves release their fragrant oils. Pour a scoop under running bath water and enjoy. The peppermint fragrance is great for revitalizing your mind and also can help ease tension headaches.


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