Looking for a more masculine way to decorate for the holidays? An excellent way to do this is by replacing flowers with cut greenery. Here, discarded soup cans were given new life as vessels thanks to a coat of black spray paint. To add life, simple cypress tree cuttings were placed inside to bring a pop of green to the mantel.
Vintage wooden bread boards have become more popular over the past few years, but can still be found for a bargain. Pair a wooden board with some homemade bread or an artisan loaf from a bakery. Wrap the loaf in brown paper and tie it with some butcher twine, greenery and a tag.
Teacups can be found by the dozen at yard sales and thrift stores. Pick them up to give as small gifts to those who enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Tuck some favorite flavors or blends inside the cup, tied in a bundle with twine or pretty ribbon.