Acorns in lieu of pinecones > each supplier provided their own individual ornament accompanied by a photo and explanation of the entire community/collective (about working together toward a common goal despite anonymity)
website is in Russian and there are no instructions for making these but they look simple. A wooden ball for the head, bamboo skewer for the beak, pine cone body, look in the wooden or scrapbook aisle at the craft store for something similar for the feet.
We've always wanted to build origami shapes, but it looked too hard to learn. Turns out we were wrong, we found these awesome origami tutorials that would allow any beginner to start building origami shapes.