Go to nature for simple (and super low-cost) ideas. Sticks and stones become unusual garden posts at a farmyard in west-central Wisconsin. Bundle sticks to create a decorative post, top it with a flat rock and place a round rock on top of that.
Make your own Lavender Candles - it's easy and costs less than store-bought. (I wonder if the lavender catches on fire? I think I would pour this mixture around the outside of a narrow pillar candle. or make a wax melt jar without the wick.