Creative Ideas with Faux and Fresh Cranberries

Posted by on Nov 01, 2014

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Sparkling with sugar, wrapped in ribbon and twine, the cranberry-filled glass ornament brings a rustic charm to your décor. These ornaments add a natural look to your Christmas tree, or any place they hang. The glitter gives the faux-cranberries that just sugared look. Although they are really simple to make, they look so charming and elegant. Make some for yourself, or give them away as a hostess gift.

Cranberry-Filled Glass Ornament

popcorn cranberry birdfeeder wreath

Celebrate the holiday giving season by sharing a snack with nature. Enjoy the visits from the birds and critters with this unique wreath.  Hang in your yard to enjoy over the winter or any season. The wreath is easy to make with the kids to help inspire a love of nature.

Cranberry & Popcorn Birdfeeder Wreath

candied cranberries

Dreams of sugar-crans will be dancing through your head once you try this delicious recipe. A great alternative to traditional holiday treats, these are all natural and home-made and it doesn't get much better than that.  Mix them with snacking nuts during holiday entertaining; use them as toppings on waffles, ice cream, or a turkey sandwich. The possibilities are endless with these sweet-tart cranberries.

Candied Cranberries

cranberry centerpiece

Looking for a centerpiece alternative to flowers? Make a fresh and easy centerpiece using the seasons best looking berries.  The simple color scheme can be changed by modifying the bottom layer material and the type of greenery used for the top. A classy take on a traditional centerpiece it is also easy, fresh and inexpensive.

Easy Cranberry Centerpiece

Succulent cranberry planter

Toss out the tired pine cones and try a living arrangement for your table centerpiece. Bring in the rustic and trendy burlap and have some cute succulents to enjoy the rest of the season. The cranberries will hide the pots perfectly. A flexible design, use whatever container you have around or splurge on a new look.  Use with a slate or metal container to mix urban with country motifs. 

Succulent & Cranberry Planter

cranberry tie dye napkins

No need to worry about staining these napkins! Make use of the rich pigment of cranberries, and their staining qualities too with this unique table piece. A simple idea to make with the kids and they will love making a mess on purpose.  

Cranberry Tie-Dye Napkins

cranberry mojito

Festive punch, move on over cause it’s Mojito time. Make this refreshing cocktail a new holiday tradition. Made with cranberry vodka garnished with fresh cranberries and mint sprigs, you will be ready to bring on the Christmas cheer.  The recipe makes enough for 30 people, so that’s reason enough to throw a party.

Cranberry Mojito Cocktail

cranberry balsamic meatballs

Looking for wow factor at the snack table? Try these amazing meatballs. Perfect for the football game or the office pot-luck, these saucy little darlings are sure to get plenty of compliments.  These can be as simple or complicated as you want, use frozen meatballs or mix up your own. Also a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce!

Cranberry Balsamic Meatballs

cranberry ornament ball

Fresh cranberries are the belle of this ball. A cute decoration for hanging or placing in glass jars. They are easy to make and super stylish. The glitter of the faux ice crystals add a little glam and sparkle to the season.  

Cranberry & Ice Ornament

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