Thanksgiving Decorating on the Cheap

You don’t have to go broke getting your home ready for the Thanksgiving festivities.  Here are a few ideas I came up with this year for pennies.
If you read my ribbon wreath post, it cost me about $20.
Then, I had the idea to make a thankfulness board for my family where we could each write what we are thankful for in anticipation for Thanksgiving.  I took a huge shabby chic frame from Wal-mart (think it was $12), put a placemat inside (ha!), made a fancy ribbon for the top (using left-over wreath ribbon), and wrote on the glass with a dry erase marker.  Simple and VERY cheap.
I also took my fruit bowl and put some velour fabric in the bottom.  Then I placed walnut husks, pine cones & buckeyes inside.  Easy and free.
My entry table was made up of a bunch of things I already had.  One bunch of flowers from TJMaxx ($10), one bunch of flowers from Walgreens ($7), A little fall colored frame, a little leaf candle holder also from Walgreens ($4) & a lamp.
My last project was using a whole bunch of buckeyes I found in my mother-in-laws’ yard. I took glass vases and filled them 3/4 of the way full adding peacock feathers to one and a candle to the other.  For me, this project was free because I already had everything on hand.
All my fall decorating DONE for about $20.

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*Look for this post in the November issue of Peekaboo! Magazine.

About Jacqueline Presley

Owner/Author Creative Outpour. Member of Arkansas Women Bloggers & Northwest Arkansas Bloggers. Jacqueline lives in Springdale, AR with her husband Spencer & her two children Katie (9) & Jackson (7).


  1. Impressive! I love the dry erase board idea!:)

  2. Very beautiful and simple! Love it! Thanks for the ideas

  3. your entry table set up is lovely. It really sets the tone for the room.

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