Ever since I first saw these beauties I’ve been in love, these gorgeous little berries are called, Winterberry.
They add such a pop of colour, that red = swoon! It’s especially wonderful around Christmas time… and that is why I decided that this was going to be my first project this holiday season. An easy and inexpensive way to add this beautiful pop of red to our home.
I have wanted my own dried winterberry since forever and since I don’t have my own Winterberry bush (yet) I needed to figure out how I was going to get them into the house! I just couldn’t imagine myself buying the expensive knock offs.
I decided that I was going to make them after a swoop through the dollar store one day when I found these red decorative balls!
Okay, so maybe a bit too much excitement for red styrofoam balls, but they are the perfect size and colour, when paired with these lovely branches…
They are perfect!
The tutorial is rather simple… I used a photo of some real dried winterberry, the first photo in this post and basically hot glued the little “berries”, using that photo above as a guide…
I told you, simple!
*no fingers were harmed in the making of this Christmas craft*
I was pretty pleased after just the first one.
Okay, so here is the low down, the total cost… $1.25! Yes you read that right! I had the branches kicking around the house and didn’t even need to step outdoors to branch hunt! This whole process took me less than an hour, cost less then 2 dollars and in my opinion look just as good as the real deal.
I can see these beautiful branches used to make gift swags, added to a vintage vase for that special someone or alone and wrapped in cellophane with some beautiful ribbon, I know I would be thrilled to receive these lovely branches as a gift! I will be adding touches of winterberry all over our home for Christmas as decor, they will be the perfect addition to our Christmas and to the gifts we will be making this year, a little extra touch of magic.
There you have it, my kick off craft for Christmas, I hope the rest of the projects go this smoothly. I must admit I am getting excited for Christmas and have tons of plans dancing through my head… wish me luck in getting everything done! 😉
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