Keep your creative juices going with a few budget-friendly decorating ideas for your Thanksgiving table!
Tin Can Pumpkins
Tin Can of various sizes
Nail (to poke holes in bottom of the cans)
Screwdriver (to enlarge the holes)
Green Floral leaves
Acrylic paint in color of choice
Gather your tin cans. Remove the labels and clean the can thoroughly.
Use a small nail to poke a hole in the bottom center of each can then use a screwdriver to enlarge the holes.
Paint your cans orange or whatever colors you chose.
Hot glue your twigs into the holes. Doing this from the inside is best so that you do not see any glue on the top of the can.
To create the tendrils, wrap coiled wire around a pencil to make curls.
Hot glue tendrils and leaves to the top.
Add ribbon or raffia around the cans for a bit more decoration.
Apple Place Cards
Green Floral leaves
Artificial berries in Fall Colors
Stand up apple and insert wood pick, standing upright in the center of the apple.
Add berries, leaves and acorns individually with a hot glue gun as desired.
Write name on place card.
Center on wood pick and affix with glue gun.
Let dry completely before setting the table.
Pumpkin Drink Dispenser
Keg Tapping Kit
Pumpkin Carving Kit
Choose a rather round, uniform pumpkin. Make sure it sits evenly without tipping to one side or another.
Rinse off any excess dirt and dry well with paper towels.
With a pen or fine marker, outline the top where you will be cutting your lid.
Much like carving a jack-o-lantern, cut the top and empty the seeds and pulp.
Using coring tool provided in keg tapping kit, cut out your keg tap hole. Avoid putting your tap too low, as you'll have a hard time getting the glasses and cups under the spigot for pouring. Find an even spot about halfway up the side of the pumpkin.
Carefully insert the tap, as directed with the silicone seal on the outside and the locking nut on the inside of the pumpkin.
Fill with your beverage of choice.
For more tips on decorating your table for less than $20
Been invited somewhere for Thanksgiving? No problem. We make it easy to bring a host gift that your host will love at an affordable price. Pick up some craft beer, cookies to make a festive cookie tray, or a bottle of wine that your host will truly enjoy.
• Never turn down help • Start early on your non-food prep • It's fine to buy parts of your meal
When someone invites you into her home to celebrate a special holiday like Thanksgiving, you should show your appreciation by bringing a hostess gift. Really think about your host so that you can select an item they will truly enjoy. With a bow, ribbon or nice gift bag, all of below items would be greatly appreciated.
Craft Beer or Wine
Freshly Baked Dessert
Some may say that Thanksgiving leftovers are the best part of the holiday. Here are some ideas on what you can do with all that leftover turkey and trimmings.