DIY Advent Wreath

Looking for a way to redesign an Advent wreath? I was on a budget and looking to try something different this year. I always had trouble getting candles to fit correctly in the four-piece candle holders. I decided to experiment with getting candles that could stand on their own, or rather candles that came in glass containers. 

These candles were less than $2 a piece and will last for years on end because they're thicker. The plain wreath I found for $2 and discovered some clip-on ornaments of berries and pinecones ($1.50 each) to place on top. And what do you know? A decorative looking Advent wreath/candles on a festive table for less than $20!

Do you have great Advent ideas? What are some decorating tricks/tips you love?