to top a pillar
Something like this but with real greenery/berries and not necessarily painted pinecones (unless she liked that look)
Brocade Designs - flower girl pomander with baby's breath and peachy pink ribbon
DIY Kissing Ball with Pine Cones - Crafts Unleashed - dezdemon-home-decor-ideas.
Mistletoe kissing ball Christmas decor by WildRoseAndSparrow