The Thanksgiving Table: A Simple Cranberry Décor DIY


Thanks to our partner Ocean Spray for sponsoring this post. Content and opinions as always, are my own. 

Do any of you ever feel overwhelmed with the weeks leading up to the holidays? Somehow our calendars have a way of becoming full, and while it’s all positive and exciting, I need to streamline Thanksgiving planning and preparations as much as possible. My recent experience at Ocean Spray’s #AskCranma event inspired me to get creative with cranberries with everything needed to make that first Thanksgiving-hosting experience a memorable occasion.


From fresh floating mini-cranberry-bogs to lavish centerpieces – you can add a seasonal touch of vibrant cranberry to elevate your Thanksgiving décor with the help of Ocean Spray® Fresh Cranberries.  I enlisted the kids in this simple project because they are always looking for ways to help! 


Alongside little eager hands, several of my favorite apothecary jars in various sizes and shapes were filled to the brim with Ocean Spray® Fresh Cranberries to function as a centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table – and as décor in several areas throughout the home.  A collection of seasonal odds and ends were added to the mix, to create a T-day vibe throughout the space.  


There are so many different ways to get creative with cranberries!  Clear vases of flowers can also be filled with cranberries to hide floral stems while creating pops of color.  And clear cylinders filled with a bit of water and cranberries can be topped with votive candles to adorn a mantle.  I went for a super time-efficient hack to weave a special Thanksgiving feel to our gathering. 


Best of all, cranberries can be mixed with evergreen and other touches to carry a bright red festive color into December.  Thanks so much to Ocean Spray for the inspiration! Find other recipe and DIY hacks here.  Wishing you a beautiful celebration filled with meaning, good food, and family! 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ocean Spray®. The opinions and text are all mine.



  1. That is so pretty! I love the look and the color. Nothing says the holidays like cranberries!

  2. That is the prettiest setup I’ve seen in a long time. It’s amazing how the simplest things can make the biggest impact.

  3. What an elegant looking centerpiece decor for Thanksgiving. I love the color of cranberry so this would be perfect for our centerpiece this year!

  4. Catherine Sargent says

    This is such a great idea and I love that it adds a little bit of color to the table. I am going to add Cranberries to my centerpiece.

  5. Our Family World says

    This is so elegant looking! Its like something you would see in a fancy hotel or restaurant! I will see if I still have enough time to spare to have a decor like this on our Thanksgiving table.

  6. I love the jars and the berries are a great accent and color for the holidays. I never see the cranberries fresh so I will have to look for them this season for a display like yours.

  7. That is so easy and it looks SO elegant. What a great way to decorate for the upcoming holidays.

  8. That’s pretty awesome! I love the decor and it’s definitely perfect for the season. I love making my own decor for the Holidays because it’s so much more fun and it’s also very affordable/

  9. Thanksgiving shouldn’t be stressful especially since you’re with the people that you love. The same goes for decorating for the occasion! This is such a lovely idea!

  10. I love cranberries in food but I have never used them as decor. What a fun and festive idea this is!

  11. This is truly lovely! I make my own decorations at home, because I find it really fun and relaxing! I love how yours turned out and I’d love to give it a try.

  12. What a beautiful centerpiece for Thanksgiving! Cranberries are really good for everything!

  13. Cranberries are my favorite holiday treat. This is an adorable idea for decor!

  14. This is a brilliant idea! I bet it adds a nice smell as well!

  15. I really love this idea. It displays a holiday favorite very well.

  16. This is such a great idea! I am so doing this for dinner this year.

  17. Aww, cranberries are so pretty and I love the idea of using them this way. The jars you used were perfect!

  18. I love this idea! What a simple way to decorate and create a lovely centerpiece! I need to grab some cranberries and give this a try.

  19. That is gorgeous! I would love to have one on our Thanksgiving table!

  20. I love this cranberry decor set up. I was at a Friendsgiving yesterday and the cranberry was fun garnishes our drinks so I can see how they can be fun pop of color for decor.

  21. Such a beautiful arrangement and so easy to make. Definitely going to grab some cranberries and make it! Thanks for the tip!

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