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The Eighth DIY of Christmas: Cranberry Candle Wraps

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.

Supplies:

  • Pillar candles
  • Candlesticks (for pillar candles)
  • 1 bag of cranberries
  • Craft wire (about .003 mm gauge)
  • Wire cutters or scissors


To learn the steps, read more.

The steps:

  1. Cut about two feet of craft wire.
  2. Begin threading cranberries onto the wire through the middle of the berry. Continue until you're left with about three inches on either end.
  3. Repeat as necessary for as many candles as you have.
  4. Shape the cranberry wraps into a loose circle with two layers wrapping around your pillars, or more if your candles are tall.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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