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.Â This also makes a wonderfully inexpensive hostess gift if you are visiting someone’s house over the holiday season.