As alternatives to a traditional centerpiece for the upcoming auction at my daughter’s school, I created a mobile and a tripod. Both use natural materials that can be found on the school’s site, like dried branches, pine cones, and pine sprigs. Additions to the mobile include origami stars and crystals tied to the sprigs. The tripod of juniper branches are tied with gold ribbon. Then the branches are ornamented with pine cones and felted balls home made from local alpaca wool.