There are so many variations that could be made-replace the jute with ribbon to add a bit of color, use just one acorn-so sweet, even spraypaint them (I used gold but I can totally see using heirloom white, ORB, or silver). You could use these to embellish candles, vases, even make a garland and string it up around your chandelier or across your mantel.
Of course, you can always give your dollar tree bird a Mr. T gold chain!
I think natural elements bring a touch of calm, earthy goodness to your home. What natural elements are you using for your fall tablescapes?