Welcome to the eighth project in my 12 DIYs of Christmas series! My cranberry candle wraps are kind of a no-brainer. But they're also a great way to add a little Christmas color to your décor without going over the top or spending too much money. This project uses fresh cranberries, which may go bad in a week or two, so this weekend is a great time to make them.
- Pillar candles
- Candlesticks (for pillar candles)
- 1 bag of cranberries
- Craft wire (about .003 mm gauge)
- Wire cutters or scissors
To learn the steps,
- Cut about two feet of craft wire.
- Begin threading cranberries onto the wire through the middle of the berry. Continue until you're left with about three inches on either end.
- Repeat as necessary for as many candles as you have.
- Shape the cranberry wraps into a loose circle with two layers wrapping around your pillars, or more if your candles are tall.
- The wire will tend to uncoil, so fold the ends of the wire onto the cranberry wraps, in between two cranberries to keep it in place.
- Fini! Now light and enjoy! Keep an eye on your cranberries every few days and either replace them with fresh cranberries or take them down if they start to go bad.