square vase: $4
Turn a single branch into a fabulous tree with simple decorations. Secure a large branch in a glass container filled with gravel. Tuck in moss to mask the gravel. Wrap the base with a festive ribbon.
From the branch, hang ornaments and stars folded or cut out from gold paper or leftover scraps of wrapping paper. Scatter a few stars and ornaments along the mantel. (Note: You can purchase an origami kit at a crafts store.) --created by Alan Henderson