If the driftwood tree is too much to take on, these ornaments are a good warm-up. Collect some back yard twigs and use your garden clippers to trim them up into shorter lengths. Cut out a cardboard backing to resemble a house shape and then start gluing the twigs to it, cutting to size as you go. I added a door and button for a focal point, but it seems a perfect spot for a photo in the center too. Glue on some sparkle stems, an evergreen spray (real or faux) and a curly stem for smoke (my favorite part). I forgot to add a hanger so I drew one on to show you. A piece of floral wire will do it because this is so lightweight.
I'm a big fan of tacky glue, found materials and simple ideas. Our family recipe for a happy, home-made holiday. Peace. xoC