Pencil Candles in a Bucket of Sand. Fill a galvanized tub with sand, slide in a handful of candles, don with a festive ribbon, and you have an instant centerpiece; perfect for a Christmas table. I could change the colour for other celebrations.
Fourth of July Crafts for Kids: Flour Lawn Stars. Cut out star stencil, sprinkle grass with water (to make the flour stick) and then sprinkle with flour. This idea also works for Canada's July Birthday. Just substitute the star for a Maple Leaf.