How pretty is this? Hazelnuts and candles. Consider using other types of nuts; they're usually inexpensive around holiday time.
Glass vases with white or ivory candles are ideal for any time of year. Fill with small pumpkins for Thanksgiving, red berries or tree cuttings for Christmas, Lilies for Easter, and so on. Place large lanterns on your front porch and change the contents and candles seasonally. It is a simple idea, but everyone loves it. People think you worked for hours, and really it is so simple.