DO PINECONES. Christmas lights and balls in a basket. Any decent bowl, especially glass will give you a completely different look. A glass bowl will also give you more light. Works well with pine cones too. Love this idea!
DIY Florale Lichtbox selber bauen: So funktioniert es!
DIY advent calendar using favor tins and a free printable. You can put a small candy or toy inside, as well as a note announcing an advent activity. This would also work really well as a countdown calendar to anything--Disney World, Valentine's Day, etc.
Christmas family activities: 10 easy and nice ideas to try at home