I'm not really a festive type, but do enjoy making stuff, and I know my students love to as well. They also love indoor working during the winter and foraging. So...we foraged loads of sticks this week and all the next week's sessions will be spent making decorations.
I've just made this one in about 10 mins. Yes it's lopsided but it will show the students that they need to cut or drill dead centre.
And another - easier with thinner twigs I suspect.