Did you purchase foam pumpkins or gourds for Halloween? Painting them has become popular, especially for little ones because it's so much easier than carving.
Have you seen these pumpkins and gourds on clearance at your craft store, or in your local thrift store? If so, I've got a great way to re-use them for Thanksgiving.
The complete tutorial for making these glittery foam gourd candle holders (that are battery operated, so much safer around kids) is over at Jo-Lynne Shane's blog.