Make Your Own Cranberry Garland


Cranberries are a tasty and nutritious fruit that some gardeners may be fortunate enough to grow during the summer months. If you do not grow your own cranberries, they are widely available in produce sections during the autumn months. Not only are cranberries delicious additions to many different recipes, but they are also ideal materials with which to create autumn and winter decorations. Use fresh cranberries to make a simple and natural garland. Place the cranberry garland along a mantle or along a shelf as a beautiful and old-fashioned autumn decoration.

Step 1

Place the cranberries into a large bowl. Use only firm cranberries and avoid spoiled or soft berries.

Step 2

Cut a length of dental floss 2 feet longer than the length you desire the garland to be. If you need a very long garland, consider making several shorter garlands to make it more manageable. You will use the extra dental floss for attaching the cranberry garland.

Step 3

Thread the needle onto the dental floss and tie a double knot 12 inches from one end of the dental floss.

Step 4

Insert the needle through the first cranberry and push the cranberry along the dental floss until it reaches the knot.

Step 5

Continue adding cranberries until the entire length of dental floss has a string of cranberries. Make sure the cranberries are snug against each other along the dental floss.

Step 6

Leave 12 inches of empty dental floss and tie a double knot at the other end of the dental floss to keep the cranberries on the floss. Use the empty lengths of dental floss on each end of the garland to tie the garland to the mantle or shelf.

Step 7

Make as many lengths of garland as necessary to create the look you desire.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh cranberries
  • Large bowl
  • Waxed dental floss
  • Scissors
  • Large needle


  • Cranberry Garland
Keywords: cranberries, cranberry garland, old-fashioned autumn decoration

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Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator and regular contributor to "Natural News." She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, crocheter, painter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. Hatter's Internet publications specialize in natural health and she plans to continue her formal education in the health field, focusing on nursing.