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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Thanksgiving is such a fun holiday to decorate for. There is something about pumpkins, candles and fall foliage that makes the home feel a little brighter. Adding just a few of these fall accents to the mantel or dinner table is all it takes to make the place look like new!

Decorating for Thanksgiving doesn’t have to cost a lot. Shop for items at your local thrift shop and dollar store. Then shop the clearance section at craft stores plus use some of what you already have! Gain some inspiration from the ideas below.

A Diamond in the Stuff

Warm neutral colors with lots of textures and finishes bring warmth and simplicity to this mantel. A banner and lettered pumpkins provide a nice remember to always give thanks. While those in the photos were DIY, you can create a similar look with these well-priced engraved pumpkins.


Leaf garland, pumpkins on candle stands and a wreath in a window frame make this mantel simple yet elegant. Use real or fake pumpkins, pick up an old window frame and candle stands at a thrift shop, and finish it off with a family photo. Check your local dollar store for a similar thankful garland or grab this one!


Layer a large mirror with a pumpkin wreath and rustic sign. Add a leafy pumpkin garland and a bit of candlelight with an antique lantern and/or candlesticks for a relaxing ambiance.

Home Is Where the Boat Is

This natural pumpkin and oak leave runner takes 5 minutes to assemble after gathering your leaves! Combine greenery, differerent colored pumpkins and votive candles to create this gorgeous table setting in no time!

Jenny Steffens Hobick

This beautiful centerpiece is super easy to recreate! Jenny Hobick provides step by step instructions. First, find a vase to fit in your pumpkin and choose the flowers you want.  Draw an outline of the vase around the top center of the pumpkin so you can cut and carve it out.  You can either use floral foam or not to start arranging the flowers.  You can make it as dramatic or simple as you want with the colors and even the type of pumpkin you like best.

Karin Lidbeck Brent

Paint some pumpkins or pick some that are already white. Get some coiled garland and wrap it around a few pumpkins going down the center table.  It’s possibly the easiest centerpiece and it will wow your guests.


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