In the meantime, here's a project I just finished that would be great for any time of year! And I'm participating in Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage, be sure to visit and check out all the great transformation posts.
I started with the following ingredients: galvanized washtub, metal stand, and round glass tabletop.
I drilled holes through the bottom of the tub and used some clippy things I found and bolts to attach the stand to the tub.
I wanted something a little more trustworthy than rubber bumpers for holding the glass on top, so I found some hardware that could slip over the rim of the tub. Then I epoxyed them to the underside of the glass.
Then fill with whatever you like. I used greens for Christmas in the photo, but the possibilities are endless -- balls, junk, flowers, photos, Monopoly money, etc. I have a round board inside as a false bottom so I don't have to fill the whole tub.
I like the way it turned out and it would work well in a living room or outside on a patio.