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.
Wreaths on Shelves: To make a simple holiday wreath, wrap green florist's wire around the ends of boxwood clippings to form five or six small bunches. Wrap the bunches around a wreath base with more wire so that they overlap. Use the wreaths to decorate shelves and punctuate with jewel-toned ornaments or other trinkets.
Woodsy Fireplace: Brawny sugar pinecone swags anchor a mixed-cone garland above the fireplace. Make it yourself with a variable-speed drill and braided picture-hanger wire. Drill a hole in the top of each pinecone, then run the wire through to create the strand. Place inverted cones in urns to create pinecone topiaries.