You do know you can buy these clear glass containers at Home Goods, Marshalls, TJ Max, etc for cheap. And you already have the bulbs! PS I go around the neighbor & collect pine cones, and I live in San Diego!
If you are setting up borders, pre lay out lights, candy canes, etc. This way you don't put them in the hard ground only to have to pull them back up again.
Wreath in front of mirror or put it in empty frame with letters at bottom.