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.