Sorry the pictures are lame but here is a $3 centerpiece for Halloween or Thanksgiving that literally takes 3 minutes!
Go to Dollar store and buy straw colored crinkled packing ( in gift bag section), a bag of candy corn and a vase.
Pour 3/4 of the bag into the vase. Pour candy corn over the top. Take an appropriately colored ribbon. Cut to size of the diameter of vase with an extra 1/4in overage. Put one dot from a glue gun and Whoo hoo you're done... Literally think it took me longer to type this that actually do it!
We used this for a few tables at our church chili cook off. I think they look adorable! BTW there was more candy corn but there were quite a few hands that got into this one!