Use what you have,that's a thought that today's economy brings to mind. When I need something I try to make sure I don't already have enough materials around the house first, before I head out to the craft store.
So I went to my ever growing stash of goodies. You know what that is,most crafter's have them, fabric scraps,salvaged trims, buttons, a little of this or that left over from previous projects. You keep them because you just know you will need them someday,for something.
Next I cut the coffee sack scrap into small squares and rectangles. Some of the pieces I folded in half and used a rather long straight pin to attach it to the cone. Some I folded twice into a point and pinned them to the cone. I found it handy to add a drop of white glue to the pin to help it stay in place. I love how the burlap begins to fray and leaves so many uneven edges. Then I added the white snowflake buttons here and there for a great contrast effect.
When you combine contrasts like burlap with the grace of a stark white snowflakes,well now that is eye catching. I now wish I had added some sparkly beach glass, ice like glitter,and a paper garland cut from some old book pages. Well that just means one thing,I must make another one.