5 Ways to Decorate with Cranberries

Cranberry sauce isn't the only thing these ruby-red gems are good for. Here are five easy ways they can make your holiday decor a little bit sweeter.

Cranberries and Christmas are like peanut butter and jelly -- meant to go together. Here's how to use cranberries in two candle projects that are perfect for the holidays.

Idea 1: Indoor Cranberry Candle

  1. Lay cut greens in the bottom of a hurricane glass.
  2. Fill with water.
  3. Float cranberries on top.
  4. Put a floating candle in the middle.

Idea 2: Outdoor Cranberry Candle

  1. Pop a candle into a glass hurricane.
  2. Pile faux snow around the candle.
  3. Top with cranberries.
  4.  Make several and line them up along a path.

Idea 3: Sugared Cranberry Candles

1. Line a narrow tray with five colorful candles.

2. Fill the space around the candles with sugared cranberries.

3. Pop in a few pine sprigs for flair.

Idea 4: Mini Christmas Tree Bucket

1. Position mini Christmas trees in a tin bucket.

2. Fill the bucket with cranberries until you reach the rim.

3. Decorate the mini Christmas trees with garlands, tiny ornaments, and other decorations.

Idea 5: Cranberry Napkin Ring Wreath

1. Shape 2 inches of wire into a circle for the base.

2. Twist rosemary sprigs around wire until covered.

3. Hot-glue three cranberries to the wreath.

4. Store wreaths in the refrigerator until ready to use.

5. Slip the mini wreaths onto rolled napkins.

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