#1- Great idea! #2-Hmm. Someone did a REALLY nice job on these. For me, the screw top needs to be hidden, My ocd says NO NO! Could do beaded trim, embroidered ribbon, embossed metal strip, strand of pearls wrapped round & round, etc. Beautiful!
How to make a scrapbook paper Christmas tree. I think using little fabric swatches would be cute, too, trimmed with pinking shears to stop fraying.