This has been a Wood family tradition since we found it in the Sainsburys magazine in 2000. It is one of the simplest yet (in my opinion) most effective DIY Christmas decorations I’ve seen.
You can start with either a ready made sponge/polystyrene wreath or make your own moss wreath, which we did way back in 2000. Instructions on how to make a moss wreath can be found here.
We then wrapped our wreath in ribbon and pinned it in place – the same ribbon has lasted 13 years so it is worth getting it right first time round. We also tied a ribbon bow and pinned it to the bottom.
Other than your wreath you will need:
* A couple of packs of either pearl headed pins, or you can spray some silver like we did way back when.
* 2/3 large bags of cranberries
* A Christmassy beverage of your choice
The method is incredibly simple – just skewer each cranberry with a pin and insert into your wreath, creating rings of cranberry goodness. I find it easiest to start in the middle, then add additional rings above and below the central ring.
Meanwhile, mum decorated the tree…
Keep going until the front of your wreath is nicely covered.
The wreath will last a good few weeks due to the long lasting nature of cranberries – Huzzah!
Brussels Christmas markets post coming very soon… x