Inexpensive and super easy Christmas centerpiece

Thursday, December 18, 2008 4:30
Posted in category Frugal Gifts, Holidays
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Trying to figure out what to do for a centerpiece for Christmas, without spending an arm and a leg, and without having to rush out Christmas Eve to buy a bouquet of holiday flowers that will still look fresh on Christmas Day?  Here is a super easy and inexpensive idea to dress up the holiday table.  And it is a fantastic way to use cranberries for something other than cranberry sauce :)

First, you need a clear glass vase.  Then, head out to your garden or go for a walk in a park, and pick up small fir branches, holly sprigs, and any other festive-looking greenery.  Trim them at home, ready to be placed in the vase.

Fill the vase with fresh water, about half way full.  Then add a generous helping of fresh cranberries to the water for decor (about 1 cup or so, you may need more or less depending on the size of the vase).  Then add the various holiday greenery to the vase, and you have a great looking centerpiece.

The arrangement will last for days, as long as you change the water daily, and give the cranberries a quick rinse as you do it.  This also makes a wonderfully inexpensive hostess gift if you are visiting someone’s house over the holiday season.

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