I would do this but I would fill it in with Evergreen foliage and Moss.
Keep all of your Christmas decorations rustic and natural this year with small touches like these Rustic Burlap Snowmen!
Tree branch centerpiece idea: branches in a vase filled with pine cones. Adorn with small star ornaments for Christmas or leave bare--pretty either way!
World Best Things: Pine cone decor ideas for Christmas:
Loving this Festive Fifi Brown Gingerbread Clip on