DIY Cranberries for your Holiday Table

As a floral designer, the holidays are busy, busy, busy! So it may or may not surprise you that sometimes I opt for a non floral centerpiece. If you find yourself short on time, or maybe not in the mood to spend $$$ on decor, try this easy DIY cranberry craft to decorate your mantle, table, or even power room.

All photos by  SKC Photography

All photos by SKC Photography

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Step 1: Gather.

1 Candle

1 Vase or clear bowl

Cranberries

Holiday Greens

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Step 2: Fill

Pour cranberries about 1/4 into your container.

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Step 3: Layer

When you have a base of cranberries, place in your candle and some holiday greens. Continue to pour the cranberries all around the candle.

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Step 4: Enjoy!

Light your candle and call it a day!

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Place just a single vase or groupings of different sizes and quantities, The bright red berries give instant impact!

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Happy First Anniversary Sarah and Keith!

Slainte! Cheers to Sarah and Keith who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary this weekend.  The photos of their classic Old Town, Alexandria wedding are so beautiful and full of happiness that I thought they deserved another look.

Sarah+Keith on the grounds of historic   Christ Church   in Old Town, Alexandria.  The church opened its doors to parishioners in 1773 - including the future president George Washington - just before the start of the American Revolution.

Sarah+Keith on the grounds of historic Christ Church in Old Town, Alexandria.  The church opened its doors to parishioners in 1773 - including the future president George Washington - just before the start of the American Revolution.

Sarah's airy bouquet in greens and whites was a perfect match to Keith's tartan kilt.  The bouquet included white roses and orchids, blooming clematis vine and greenery.

Sarah's airy bouquet in greens and whites was a perfect match to Keith's tartan kilt.  The bouquet included white roses and orchids, blooming clematis vine and greenery.

All smiles behind the scenes with the talented Sara Pete of   Sincerely Pete Events  . Sara and her team have more than 16 years of experience planning weddings and more.

All smiles behind the scenes with the talented Sara Pete of Sincerely Pete Events. Sara and her team have more than 16 years of experience planning weddings and more.

The charming wee lad and lassie.

The charming wee lad and lassie.

Elegant bride and groom cakes accented with fresh flowers by   Morgan Phillips Cakes  .

Elegant bride and groom cakes accented with fresh flowers by Morgan Phillips Cakes.

Another shot of the groom's cake adorned with fresh Scottish Thistle and tartan ribbon.

Another shot of the groom's cake adorned with fresh Scottish Thistle and tartan ribbon.

More classic greens and whites for the table arrangements.  

More classic greens and whites for the table arrangements.  

Not just any wedding invitation - custom artwork and a pop of color on these unique invitations by  Artisan Matchmaker .

Not just any wedding invitation - custom artwork and a pop of color on these unique invitations by Artisan Matchmaker.

Love this shot of Sarah+Keith celebrating at   Eammon's   in Old Town.

Love this shot of Sarah+Keith celebrating at Eammon's in Old Town.

Happy First Anniversary and Cheers! 

Flower Consultations and Frequently asked Wedding Flower Questions

Do you remember in class when the teacher said "there is no such thing as a stupid question" and "if you are wondering that then chances are so are your classmates?"  Well, the same applies when it comes to wedding flowers.  I have so many brides emailing and calling wondering what the next steps are, apologizing for their lack of knowledge and feeling completely overwhelmed.

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