Cute idea - DIY hook rack for bags, purses, scarves, etc. Put this in the closet to hang the stuff that doesn't go on hangers? You can pick whatever knobs you want and just screw them into a piece of wood painted whatever color you want.
Make a festive feature of your Christmas place settings. Try wrapping napkins with twine rather than a napkin ring and finish with cinnamon sticks, sprigs or holly/rosemary or twigs spray painted gold or silver.