Wind a strip of gold-colored crepe paper round a polystyrene wreath.
Paint some small polystyrene or papier mache balls and fix them to the wreath with cocktail sticks.
Cut out leaves from a sheet of thick green paper.
Use a metallic felt-tip pen to outline the veins of the leaf. Roll strips of colored corrugated card around the cocktail sticks and hey presto...you've got a beautiful decoration!