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Christmas is the perfect time to get crafting, and our beautiful cranberry-bedecked ideas spread festive spirit all around your home. We love using the iconic fruit of the holiday season in our crafts for Christmas! Its bright red color and seasonal appeal work perfectly in Christmas craft ideas, such as centerpieces, table settings, and more.
Create your own holiday table decoration with our simple Christmas craft idea using cranberries. Simply loop green grosgrain ribbon around your silverware, then deck out the bundle using holly leaves, pinecones, and cranberries.
Make beautiful cranberry topiaries for an elegant Christmas craft idea. Using half toothpicks, skewer fresh cranberries to various sizes of foam balls, available at local crafts stores. Cover the foam completely with berries. Rest the balls on top of shapely glass, silver, or mercury glass candlesticks to create statuesque topiaries.
Create fun goody bags by cinching up felt circles and tying them with ribbon. Glue pinecones and berries to the ribbon ends for a festive look.
Make an amazing Christmas table display with cranberries and water. Place a silk rosebud in the bottom of a vase (place small weights inside the bloom), then slowly fill the vessel halfway with water. Gently place a handful of cranberries on top of the water, then add a floating votive to the center to finish the Christmas craft.
Whip up a forest of these miniature trees in an afternoon of holiday crafting. Use pearl-head pins to attach cranberries to a foam cone -- start at the top, then spiral the fruits around the cone down to the base.