FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Easy, Last Minute Cranberry Centerpiece

Friday, December 15, 2017

Easy, Last Minute Cranberry Centerpiece

Need something on your side table, coffee table, or anywhere, why not create a cranberry candle centerpiece. I needed three for the round tables that we set up on our deck for our annual Christmas party. I knew I wanted candles, but didn't want to spend a lot and I didn't want them to take up too much room. 

I looked in my stash and the fridge to see what might work. This is what I came up with.
Eclectic Red Barn: Candle centerpiece with epsom salt and cranberries

I found three dishes and  three plates that I bought at a garage sale for 50 cents for the plates and 50 cents for the dishes. So $1 for all three sets. I purchased the candles at the Dollar Store for $1 each.

Eclectic Red Barn:Dishes and candles for centerpiece display

I placed the candles in the dishes. Then I wanted something like snow for the bottom. I came up with the Epsom salt. (You could also use flake snow)

Eclectic Red Barn: Adding epsom salt to candle centerpiece

Now for something red - fresh cranberries! I placed them on top of the Epson salt. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Adding fresh cranberries to candle centerpiece

I added some fresh pine around the base of the dishes. You could always add some cranberries there as well. 

I set one on each table that was decorated with a Christmas tablecloth.

EEclectic Red Barn: Candle centerpiece with fresh cranberries on table

They made a nice centerpiece for the tables and everyone loved them. It gave them plenty of room for their plates and glasses. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Candle centerpiece with fresh cranberries

So if you need a last minute centerpiece, this might work or check your pantry or fridge for supplies. Spices like parsley and sage would be nice. Fresh cranberries are inexpensive, but you could also use nuts or glass beads. The possibilities are endless.

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  1. I love using cranberry in a centerpiece. It's so classic and pretty! Thanks for sharing at our link party!

    1. Stephanie,
      I love using cranberries too. it's easy and festive. I can eat them while I work!
      Hope you have a Happy new year.


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