These are really lovely. I have never seen the idea displayed in your first tree before. When my children were young we used to decorate with candy canes, cranberry garlands, and pop-corn strings. The cranberry's and popcorn strings remained intact, but the candy canes seemed to disappear over the holiday season. If I had used that bowl idea (which I love, by the way) I'm quite sure the bowls would have been empty by Xmas.