Holiday Decor Inspiration: Cranberries

With so many different ways to decorate your home for the holiday, I suggest trying to pick something that you love (could be a color, a theme, or an item) and streamline your holiday home decor around it. Your holiday decor will appear more thought-out and really pop. We loved these holiday decor ideas we found at BHG all inspired by cranberries!

Simple Mantle Decor: Fill glass cylinders with fresh cranberries and white candles. Use different height cylinders and candles for interest.

Cranberry garland decor

String cranberries to make a festive garland. Attach to mantle with small hooks.

Outdoor Holiday Decor

Take the cranberry decor outside! Line your porch or front step with cranberries atop fake snow in a glass cylinder or other vase.

Crannberry table decor

Carry on the theme by freezing Cranberries into ice cubes to keep your holiday spirits cold.

Cranberry Wreath

Simple way to make a bold statement! Glue cranberries to a cardboard cut out of your families last initial. {Tip} Many craft stores sell cardboard letters in various sizes that are very affordable.

Cranberry Centerpieces

Cranberry centerpieces: Glue Cranberries to foam spheres of different sizes. Display atop candle holders, vases, or cake stands.

Do you use cranberries as decor? Share with us your tips. Or let us know what other “theme” inspires you!

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21 Comments on Holiday Decor Inspiration: Cranberries

  1. lenny
    December 18 at 3:33 pm (9 years ago)

    really lovely. simple & cute. the cranberry ice cubes could not be any easier and
    up your chic factor by oodles.

    have a berry, merry & bright holiday!

    lenny’s last blog post..50% off organica deluxe

  2. Courtney
    December 18 at 4:14 pm (9 years ago)

    So simple! Thanks for the ideas!!

  3. Karen
    December 18 at 4:23 pm (9 years ago)

    You know, I hadn’t thought about using cranberries as decoration, but I like the idea! Thanks! :)

    Karen’s last blog post..A foggy morning

  4. * TONYA *
    December 21 at 1:25 pm (9 years ago)

    WOW. I’d never thought to use cranberries as decoration. What fabulous ideas. I’ve filed this away for next year.

    * TONYA *’s last blog post..FREE CHRISTMAS TAGS

  5. Meryl
    November 16 at 1:12 pm (8 years ago)

    Do you know how long they will last for? Weeks? Days?

  6. Your Hostess
    November 16 at 1:19 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Meryl, my experience with using cranberries as decor is that they last for weeks! I use them in some capacity every year (whether it be on a wreath, or in a glass vase) and I never have a problem with them going bad. If you use them in a jar or vase and notice on one two looking “not so great” I would simply remove them so the others stay fresh for as long as possible.

  7. Shannel
    November 28 at 12:39 am (8 years ago)

    Love all these ideas. Thanks for sharing. Also, I’ve never used fresh cranberries for decorating, so I’m glad to hear that they’ve lasted for a while for you.

  8. Modern Cupcake - Jill
    December 8 at 10:43 pm (7 years ago)

    Thank you for all of the fabulous ideas!! You’ve passed along great inspiration!! Cheers!!

  9. Modern Cupcake - Jill
    December 8 at 10:43 pm (7 years ago)

    Thank you for all of the fabulous ideas!! You’ve passed along great inspiration!! Cheers!!

  10. Modern Cupcake - Jill
    December 8 at 10:43 pm (7 years ago)

    Thank you for all of the fabulous ideas!! You’ve passed along great inspiration!! Cheers!!

  11. Jacy
    November 7 at 9:58 am (6 years ago)

    I like to float cranberries in water in mason jars and put white ball candles on top of the jar. You can put some fresh herbs in the water and it makes it really pretty.

    • Amanda
      November 29 at 9:59 am (1 year ago)

      I was planning on doing this with some garland, cranberries and a floating candle. In your experience, how long do the cranberries last in the water??

      • Tori
        December 5 at 9:48 am (1 year ago)

        Mine typically last a week.

  12. scooter
    November 27 at 1:12 am (6 years ago)

    I have used cranberries so many times as decoration, but only for a few weeks. Now I want to make ornaments and keep. Is it possible to preserve the cranberries so they don’t rot?

    • Bev Louden
      December 3 at 4:03 pm (2 years ago)

      I have heard you can spray the cranberries with shellac, let dry 15 minutes and repeat. I am anxious to try this!


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