How to Make a Moss and Cranberry Holiday Wreath

Bring a natural element to your holiday decor with this simple and sophisticated wreath. Its versatile design works as a traditional door wreath or as part of a Christmas centerpiece.
How to Make a Moss and Cranberry Holiday Wreath Centerpiece

How to Make a Moss and Cranberry Holiday Wreath Centerpiece

Bring a natural element to your holiday decor with this simple and sophisticated wreath. Its versatile design works as a traditional door wreath or as part of a Christmas centerpiece.

Materials Needed:

  • 18" straw wreath form
  • three bags of reindeer moss, light and dark
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • thin hemp twine
  • upholstery needle
  • scissors
  • ribbon

Attach Moss

Working in small sections, apply hot glue to wreath and press reindeer moss into glue (Image 1). Hold for a few seconds as glue cools. Continue adding moss, alternating between light and dark mosses, until entire wreath form is covered; don't forget to cover the back as well (Images 2 and 3). Pull off dried hot glue strings.

String Cranberries Onto Twine

Cut lengths of hemp approximately 16 inches long. Tie a knot on one end and thread twine onto an upholstery needle. Puncture cranberries with needle and slide onto hemp twine, making a string of berries long enough to wrap around wreath one time.

String Cranberries Onto Twine for Holiday Wreath

String Cranberries Onto Twine for Holiday Wreath

Cut lengths of hemp approximately 16 inches long. Tie a knot on one end and thread twine onto an upholstery needle. Puncture cranberries with needle and slide onto hemp twine, making a string of berries long enough to wrap around wreath one time.

Tie On Cranberries

Wrap lengths of cranberries around wreath and tie in back (Image 1). Lengths can be wrapped in either a spiral or crisscross pattern (Image 2). Finally loop a ribbon around the top of the wreath for hanging (Image 3).

Keep Reading

Next Up

How to Make a Boxwood Christmas Wreath

Why settle for plastic evergreen wreaths or natural greens that will dry out in a few weeks? Make a preserved boxwood wreath that will keep its good looks throughout the holidays and beyond.

How to Make a Life-Sized Wreath Snowman

To amp up your holiday curb appeal designer Dan Faires makes a larger-than-life outdoor snowman from evergreen wreaths and basic lumber.

How to Make a Fresh Magnolia Wreath

Holiday decor is simple and inexpensive when it's collected from your own backyard. Gather magnolia leaves to create a fresh take on a traditional Christmas wreath.

Peacock Feather Wreath

Iridescent peacock feathers add a sophisticated shimmer to this fanciful wreath.

Easy Yarn and Ornament Wreath

Create a festive new wreath in just two simple steps.

Yarn and Button Holiday Topiaries

Get a little help from the kids to create these cheery Christmas topiaries. Great as a centerpiece or mantel or foyer decoration, these yarn-covered trees will add a colorful pop to any room.

How to Make a Vintage Garland Advent Calendar

Linen, ribbon and vintage printables come together in this advent calendar, which is sure to become a family tradition.

How to Make Painted Pail Stockings

Give your holiday decorations a playful twist by swapping out traditional fabric Christmas stockings for metal pails painted with fun, bright colors.

How to Make an Ice Lantern

Use winter's frosty temps to your advantage when decorating your home's outdoors for the holidays. These ice lanterns are pretty, festive and just require water, plastic containers and a chill in the air.

How to Make a Candy Cane Reindeer Ornament

Trimming the tree just got a whole lot sweeter. Kids will love creating these reindeer ornaments using mini candy canes, felt, googly eyes and pom-poms.

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.