Some of us are geniuses at Remodelista when it comes to floral arrangements (Alexa, are you reading this?). Others, not so much (self included). That's why I gravitate toward the single-ingredient arrangement—it's amazing how nice a pine branch stuck in a bottle can look.
Above: A single pine branch, via RAW design blog.
Above: Ferns as wreaths? Genius; they won't last more than a couple of days, but good for a party. Via Batixa.
Above: Red berries in a vase; photo by James Ransom for Food52.
Above: Our own Alexa recently put together a DIY holiday table with a couple of evergreen branches as a centerpiece (we'll be copying this one).
Above: Pine cones strung on a cord; I'll be trying this at home.
Above: A single pine bough; courtesy of By Fryd.
Above: Pine cones corralled in chicken wire? Yes. Via Caisa K.
Above: A simple bowl of pine needles and you're done; via Accessorize Your Home.
Above: Our resident low-key holiday pine branch arranger Justine has it covered.