[I like the miniature succulents as decorations!] Glitzy Old Glasses If your old, decorative glasses aren't holding water anymore, have them hold plants such as drooping string of pearls, reindeer moss, and miniature succulents.
Use a glass container, any glass container, even a round fish bowl! Place artificial snow ( or salt ) at bottom for the base. Add some greenery from the outdoors with the artificial birds and nest from a craft store or garden shop.
This could be cheap without candles and a day trip to CA to cut our own evergreens. Another idea-a bowl of salt covered pine cones Another idea-a bowl if bendable twigs with wax dripped on them to look like ice
Cute idea for a faux fireplace: Old crate filled with logs, greens, pinecones, and lights.This would look great on the porch by the front door! Or place it by a painted wall square surrounded by molding for a faux fireplace in any room!