I love the idea of advent candles-I for each week of December. At the beginning of each week the family gathers to light the correct number of candles and sing carols. This is a lovely idea! I like the look of the flocked pinecones in the star.
Glittered Twigs Vase Filler from pottery barn. Silver and glitter twigs! Use cheap silver glitter, then spray lightly with Krylon Champagne Metallic spray paint. It knocks down the harshness and makes it look like the expensive stuff.