Better Budgeting: Fall Decorations: Pumpkin Centerpiece

Fall Decorations: Pumpkin Centerpiece

Submitted by Sharon Grasmick

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"Pumpkin Centerpiece and Frosted Biscuit Donut Holes"

Invited for Thanksgiving dinner and needing a hostess gift, or just want to spruce your home up for the occasion in an economical way?

This time of year some local farmers have pumpkins grown for decorative rather than cooking purposes left over from the "Halloween" season that they may be willing to give away.

Once you have the pumpkins, simply spray with a store brand Mod Podge type glossy sealer and add greenery and flowers (by hand picking the ones that still look good from old arrangements from previous seasons) with the aid of your trusty hot glue gun.  Voila, a centerpiece for Thanksgiving or a fall decoration for any other area you desire.

Thanksgiving is notorious for over eating heartily and indulging in decadent pies. If you're going to be an overnight guest, you might help your hostess by keeping the kids happily busy by using pre-made biscuits to have them help you make donut holes and then letting them "frost" them in their own personal baggie of powdered sugar or a cinnamon sugar mixture. (The cinnamon sugar is less messy if this is a concern.)

If you use the large biscuits, and cut 3 holes from each, the leftover result will be the "ghost-like" donuts seen in the second picture.  These could be a great Halloween brunch party treat or an easy morning breakfast after a night of scary sleep-over fun for your children and their friends.

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