Cranberry Christmas Centerpiece

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!

I hope your holiday shopping is all done and you’ve enjoyed plenty of Christmas cookies (I know I have! #tummyache)

If you’re looking to add some last minute holiday cheer to your household, then today’s project might be up your alley. This project is unique, easy, and will take you hardly any time at all.

Cranberry Christmas Centerpiece

This cranberry Christmas centerpiece is easy to make and festive.

It’s a cranberry Christmas vase. This little guy could be great in your kitchen, on your Christmas tablescape, or just tucked somewhere alongside your holiday decor.

All you need are fresh cranberries from the grocery store, a large clear vase, a floating candle, and some artificial greenery. Simply stick the greenery in the vase, add water, and throw your cranberries and candle on top.

To start, throw all your fresh cranberries into a vase with water.

My mom has been doing this for years and always receives so many compliments on it.

Rookie Tip #1: Be sure to change out the water every week or so. It can get a little cloudy.

Add in some artificial greenery to the bottom of the vase.

Rookie Tip #2: Also change out the fresh cranberries every 10-14 days so they stay red and vibrant.

Place a candle to float among the cranberries on top.

When you hit up the grocery store to buy food for tomorrow’s Christmas feast, throw some cranberries in your cart. I’m telling ya you’re gonna love this red and green vase, and I know your guests will too.


The cranberry Christmas centerpiece can also be made using a mason jar. Here’s a simple way to do this using mason jars

The Year of Casey

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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m a Chicago gal teaching you how to design, DIY, and maintain your home…by yourself! Learn more about me right here.

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