I'm not against a little mood lighting, but I usually never have anywhere practical to store candle holders or containers! So I'm a fan of this festive look that puts kitchen staples to good use.
When tucked into regular white soup or noodle bowls, floral foam and dried moss suddenly becomes little grassy meadows on your dining room table. The floral foam holds the candle while the moss dresses it up.
For extra whimsy you could add small figurines, like people, deer or other woodland creatures. (Check toy stores or model train stores for the best selection or find them online.) Don't forget about all the free things found in nature, like pine cones, dried flowers or small twigs!