Man now i have to start drinking wine!Old wine corks glued into a wooden picture frame used for trivets. This is from a kit that you can purchase, but why not use corks from the wine you drink and purchase a frame from a thrift or craft store.
Elf house on a tree! That would be cute in the garden, especially in the tree over grown with ivy. How about some battery tea lights in the windows during outdoor parties. I hear the fairies/elves whispering "home school project" in my ear.