A bed of greenery makes the perfect table centerpiece. Lay the branches down on your table, or fill a long, low container, like this wooden toolbox that Laura Putnam of Finding Home Farms used for her display. You can nestle almost anything in the greens to make a beautiful arrangement—pillar candles, sparkling ornaments, old toys, pinecones, etc.
For container-based displays, you don’t need to fill the whole space with branches. Take this tip from Laura: Stuff the bottom of the container with crumpled newspaper and then place the greens on top.