How to Make a Cranberry Vase Centerpiece

Take your floral arrangement up a notch by displaying it in a vase covered with faux berries.

Photo by: Laura Dowling/Stichting Kunstboek

Laura Dowling/Stichting Kunstboek


  • plastic container or bucket
  • masking tape
  • marking pen
  • measuring tape or ruler
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • red floral or craft spray paint
  • faux berries, two different varieties

Spray Paint Bucket

Apply masking tape to the plastic container, cutting long strips to completely cover the surface. Spray paint an even coat, covering the masking tape entirely.

Mark Stripes

Mark off evenly-spaced vertical stripes on the container using a pen and ruler.

Attach Berries

Using the vertical lines as a guide, hot glue rows of pepper berries and cranberries around the vase, alternating between the two.

Add Flowers

Add red seasonal flowers and greens — amaryllis, roses, ranunculas or carnations to create a dramatic floral display.

Project courtesy of A White House Christmas by Laura Dowling

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