I love potted topiaries - real or fake - and I thought this DIY tutorial was super cute and easy. I actually found it on one of the wedding blogs being used for escort cards, but I think it is totally fitting for home decor. I could see two of these, maybe at different heights, on a mantel or console to contrast some shorter items on display (books, a shell, pictures, etc.).
I love this mini flower pot, and it seems as if they lightly sprayed it with some gold spray paint for a little shimmer.
Check out the instructions here and read the caption on the right of the images. If I make some I will be sure to post. I really like these because they look simple and natural - not too fake like a lot of the ones for sale in home stores.