You don't need a pricey red-and-green bouquet to get into the holiday spirit. Kelly Rowe, the blogger behind Live Laugh Rowe
, says she often collects pinecones from her yard and clusters them in a bowl or vase as a low-key (and free!) centerpiece. She pulls the vases and bowls from other rooms in her house. Rowe also moves many of her candles into the living room and dining room areas to create a more intimate atmosphere, rather than buying extras just for the party.