DO PINECONES. Christmas lights and balls in a basket. Any decent bowl, especially glass will give you a completely different look. A glass bowl will also give you more light. Works well with pine cones too. Love this idea!
DIY Christmas tree decoration Made with a paper cone and yarn. Dip the yarn in Elmer's glue and while it's wet wrap it around the cone. Let it dry completely and then remove it from the cone. Then decorate!