The Shabby Creek Cottage - book pages on candles (Could also use any pre-printed tissue paper with this tutorial, even easier) - perhaps with newspaper? Important events or sports pages. Hometown newspaper so they won't forget.
Black & Pink Pumpkins Paint regular or faux crafts pumpkins with black and pink crafts paint. (It may require more than one coat of paint, especially for pink.) Add some sparkle by sprinkling on matching glitter while the last coat of paint is still wet.
Wine Bottles painted black with black candles are perfect for Halloween. Roll black acrylic paint inside for the shiny type, black matte paint for the exterior.Orange and black candles for halloween, red / green Christmas. Maroon green for thanksgiving