I got this idea at a local craft store at their after Christmas sale last year and just saved everything for this year. Here is what you will need:
Large vase, string of lights, berries for filler, flameless candle (preferably), pine cones, ribbon (not shown) and puff ball snowmen ornaments.
Arrange lights around candle. To get the right effect, I plugged the lights in. Next add the snowmen ornaments and berries, arranging as desired. You may choose to fill further with pine cones and other kinds of filler pieces. Tie a ribbon around the base of the vase (optional). You seriously can't go wrong. This is the finished project:
It's truly that simple.
I love how this looks in place :) Hope you're enjoying the things you are doing!