For my daughters birthday party I made a small table decoration that was really simple and easy to make and can be adjusted to other occassions.
Here is what you need:
some coloured/ patterned card, circle cutter, cellotape and wooden rods
Cut out your shapes, if not circles try hearts and stars for christmas.
Stick one circle to the wooden rod.
And glue the other circle onto the wooden rod. Simple!
Find a nice glass jar and add a pretty ribbon.