Over this past holiday season, I saw a ton of crafty home decor items that were made with or embellished with jute string/twine. I just so happened to have some handy, plus I managed to save back the styrofoam trees that my sis-in-law, Ginger, used for grape and olive trees for table decor at children's birthday party. Viola!
Simple and virtually free...plus they went very well with this little snowman that was given to me a few years back. Bonus!