Beautiful idea for Christmas or holiday decor, a lighted pinecone branch centerpiece using clear vases, lighted branches and pine cones. You might even be able to find special lighted pinecones that are already on the branches. From Trendy Tree.
But if the rustic box isn't your style? A wicker basket. A silver tray with lower sides. A glass bowl with moss up the sides to obscure the "mechanics" of the arrangement. A decorative ceramic serving dish. I love the subdued green and white look.
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!