Cranberries make the most joyful decorations, are inexpensive and have endless uses as holiday accents! Try kicking up your Christmas designs by using these beautiful and versatile berries. Think outside the sauce and incorporate them into your candle displays, tablescapes and centerpieces. Stock up when they go on sale…they last a long time in your refrigerator and even keep fresh and buoyant after freezing!
The natural float of cranberries provides a showy and festive bobbing effect. This works great to create charming displays for you holiday table. Choose something beautiful to place in the bottom of a clear glass vase or bowl, (flower, sprigs of greenery, mistletoe) weigh it down by attaching something heavy to the bottom. Add water and pour in your cranberries and you’ll have a dazzling design for your holiday table.
These rich red rubies are the perfect combination to flickering flames. Choose firm cranberries to line around the edge of your tapers, sprinkle at the base of your candle platter or nestle around the sides of your glass candle holders. Once you finish your holiday baking, don’t put away those tart cups! Place a candle in the center and arrange cranberries alongside. Place Cran-Candles all throughout your home to create glistening holiday magic!
Cranberries make stunning additions and accents to your holiday floral designs. Stuff a vase till its brimming full and place flowers right on top, or float just a few to form a rich red layer. String berries together with needle and thread to make cranberry garland, or use medium gage wire to create a line of berries you can twist into looping centerpiece accents. Include these seasonal jewels in your holiday table design and your guests will be overwhelmed with rich red warmth.
Really want to WOW the crowd? Then create these Splendid Ruby Spheres. All you need is dampened floral foam and toothpicks or dry Styrofoam and hot glue. Elegant enough for the most formal buffet and a great project for cold winter nights. A certain conversation starter!
Get down right Cran-creative! Use leftover wooden kabob skewers from your summer barbecue, slide berries onto the stick, add a cute holiday topper and place in your favorite beverages for adorable drink decoration. Make lovely rings for napkin accents; create cran-ornaments to hang on your tree. Let your cran-magination run red as you invent fun and festive cran-designs.