I made a very thrifty centerpiece for our dining room table. I was inspired by a picture in a magazine and decided to make my own. The girls and I gathered sticks from the Hannon's yard, then sprayed it with snow, and then spread glitter glue along the limbs. Placed these in a large vase with fake snow inside. Then decorated the limbs with ornaments. I already owned all of these things besides the big vase (which can be used over and over) and the snow which cost about $2 from Hobby Lobby. I'm very pleased with the end creation, but I'm sad that I could not get a very good picture.
So, look around your house and the outdoors and see what you can make!