Light up your summer night with beach jar candle holders. A mismatched group of mason jars sits atop a table. Fill your jars with sand, add some mini shells and/or small beach pebbles, place a candle on top, then sit back and enjoy.
DIY Festive Centerpiece: Branch out from conventional tablescapes by using an extra-long tree limb as a platform for displaying ornaments. Simply knot lengths of twine around the branch and hang it from a row of five or six ceiling hooks.
Table Centerpiece Idea - Spray paint a bare branch, add craft store birds - Voila! Sweet and elegant centerpiece that doesn't obstruct conversation (but creates it). Cheap (or cheep?) I love to decorate with birds.