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November 6, 2013

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Easy Cranberry Centerpiece Idea

Madigan made… a simple holiday centerpiece with cranberries.

Amazingly simple cranberry centerpieces. These would be perfect for fall or wintertime.
I love cranberries. I love to eat them in my yogurt or cereal. I love that they can be both sweet and tart. But most of all, I love their deep red color and sheen, especially this time of year.
I am fond of cranberries so much that I even used them as a DIY centerpiece for my fall wedding years ago. (It was a really simple large hurricane vase, pillar candle with cranberries around it.)
Cranberries are an inexpensive, fast and pretty way to have a ‘fresh’ centerpiece around Thanksgiving and Christmas. (versus a fresh flower arrangement)
And if you’ve been around this blog for a few years, you may recall some of my prior holiday centerpieces with cranberries:

But today I wanted to show you the centerpieces that I set out when we had family over for Christmas Eve last year. You may recognize the holiday clipboard wall in the background.
Amazingly simple cranberry centerpiece idea. These would be perfect for fall or wintertime.
The arrangements were very simple to create. I grabbed some clear containers from the party supply store (you could use glass vases you had at home, too).Then, I poured Epsom salts in the bottoms of each vase. I added a thick layer of berries on top of the salt.
Then, I ran outside with a pair of scissors and trimmed some of our evergreen shrubs. I stuck the greens in  the cranberries and that was it!
Amazingly simple cranberry centerpieces - perfect for fall into winter!
This centerpiece lasted quite a while for us. The greens stayed fresh for several days before really drying out and the cranberries kept even longer. (Note: I would not eat these berries after sitting out for days. I just pitched them.)
Festive, easy, inexpensive, simple and pretty. Can’t you see why I love cranberries?
This easy centerpiece idea is very pretty for December, but I think it would be nice to set out for Thanksgiving, too. And if you love cranberries… and holiday entertaining… please be sure to stop back here this Friday! I’m joining up with eleven other bloggers for a virtual progressive dinner! You can get tons of ideas for your next holiday celebration.
progressive dinner with 11 bloggers
Between all of us bloggers, you will find two drink recipes, two appetizers, three sides, two main dishes and two dessert ideas. Just click from one blog to the next to follow along! And here’s a hint… my dish contains cranberries!