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.