Horse chestnuts (conkers) set in bowls around the house is a natural way to get rid of spiders in the house. Apparently, spiders hate the whatever it is that conkers give off. I'm definitely going to try this one! I HATE spiders!
Here's an easy decorating idea to use as your centerpiece or to give as a hostess gift this Thanksgiving! Place a Pillar candle inside a glass container. Surround the candle with such as acorns, chestnuts or pine cones.