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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.

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Holiday Wreath 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.

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).

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