For the ultimate in no-budget decorating, check out this Cardboard Window Valance by In My Own Style. That's right, I said cardboard! (If you've been procrastinating on new window dressings because you think they are too expensive, you're out of excuses)
Place a can under candle before filler (Be it candies, flowers, other holiday decorations) - you'll use less filler AND the candle will sit straight! Place Hurricane over top and a perfect centerpiece!
DIY: Mod podge a map to a lampshade.I really like the many suggestions for recycling old maps and atlases. You could even concentrate your shade on specific locations that someone likes to personalize the shade for them.