This year I made all the ornaments by hand (as well as the presents). I made cranberry garlands, pinecones strings, painted balls, and watercolor ornaments. Jake found some things around the house like yarn balls, shells, and feathers. It's a fun mix of old and new, handmade and natural.
There is still no topper though. I haven't found one that would suffice, so I just might go with the traditional foil star.