Cheap Holiday Decorating Ideas-Cranberry Votive Holder

Looking for cheap holiday decorating ideas? I have a great one to share with you today!

Cranberries seem to be a staple of the holiday season, as they are perfect for eating and decorating with. You can buy a pound of cranberries for about a dollar so, making them a frugal staple as well! Take a look below at how we used some cranberries and a few items from our local dollar store to create a cranberry votive holder. Not only is it beautiful, but it is simple to make and cost so little to buy the supplies.And that  makes it one of the cheap holiday decorating ideas! And did I mention, the house just smells great with it? 🙂

Cheap Holiday Decorating Ideas-Cranberry Votive Holder

Once it is crafted, you can give your cranberry votive holder as a gift or keep it for yourself. It is sure to glow beautifully, smell great, and really light up your space for the holidays. Here is how you can get started crafting your own, just in time for the holiday season.

Supplies needed for this DIY Holiday Decor

Cheap Holiday Decorating Ideas-Cranberry Votive Holder

Glass votive holder (Dollar Tree)
Fresh cranberries (Around $1 a pound, check your local grocer or farmer’s market. Only use fresh cranberries for this craft)
Battery operated or wax votive
Ribbon of choice (choose a festive holiday color such as red, green, gold, or silver)

As mentioned, we found the cranberries at our local market for $1 a bag. The other crafting supplies all came from Dollar Tree. Our total cost for this project was just a few dollars, and we had plenty of supplies left over for other projects or to create several of these if we wanted to.

Once you have your supplies, you are on your way to craft this beautiful holiday decor item! Gather the kids if you wish, lay your materials out on your work space, and prepare to begin.


Cheap Holiday Decorating Ideas-Cranberry Votive Holder

1. Begin by pouring the fresh cranberries into the glass votive holder. Do not overfill it. Instead, try to fill it about ½ way full. This will leave you plenty of room for your votive.

2. Nestle the votive into the cranberries. You want it to be nice and snug in place, as well as resting evenly. This will help it burn evenly if you are using a real votive.

3. Add some ribbon to the handle for some extra color. Just choose a ribbon of your choice, cut a length, and tie it on in a bow.

4. Light or turn on your votive, and your cranberry votive holder is ready to be displayed.

You can craft a whole collection of these cranberry votive holders and line them up on a mantle or bookshelf. Or, give them as gifts to family, teachers, and friends. Whatever you choose to do with them, they are sure to make the perfect holiday gift or décor piece. And as you can see, they are not only festive but quite frugal as well.

Gather your supplies and give this easy and inexpensive cranberry votive holder a try. It is a wonderful way to use inexpensive materials to make some sweet holiday décor. If you are in the look out for more cheap holiday decorating ideas, take a peek at my “crafting” category. I am sure you will find something to work on 🙂


Check out these 7 easy Christmas craft ideas that you can do with your kids at home! 


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