December 6, 2010

Decorating With Cranberries

Just look at all of the wonderful decorations you can create with cranberries. Growing up, my family would sit and string strand after strand of popcorn (it has to be stale) and cranberry garlands for our tree. But if you're looking for something a little more unique, take a peak below.

1. Insert toothpick halves into each berry and then use the other end to pierce a foam ball for perfect pomades. 2. Freeze berries and water in a bundt pan mold to make a punch bowl ice ring, fill an ice bucket with layers of berries and mint for a luminous ice bucket (as seen above), or simply freeze berries in a regular ice tray for drinks. 3. I use cranberries, instead of stones, to hold my paperwhites. Cranberries are perfect for hiding the stems of any flower arrangement. 4. Fill small bowls with cranberries to place around the table as is, or to hold votives or place cards.

Images scanned from '06 Holiday with Matthew Mead