Twig tree sculpture alternative for xmas. Collect driftwood in summer or trimmings in fall, build a tree for Christmas, and use the bits as kindling to keep warm in January. I'd be tempted to leave this tree up all year round.
DIY Rag Trees - these are made out of dowels to desired length, and torn home spun fabric in Christmas colors, a rusty tin star, raffia, and a piece of branch that has been cut on a band saw and drilled in the middle to accommodate dowel.
Hand Painted Snowman Ornaments On Canning Jar Lids.These are jar lids that fit a regular mouth mason jar. I have painted and sealed with an indoor/outdoor clear coat, added a wire for hanging and tied with homespun.