This idea came to us from a cocktail, like many good ideas do. Can anyone relate? We were making these sugared cranberries for our holiday Moscow Mules (coming to you later this month) when we realized they were too cute and festive not to incorporate into our holiday decor. Lets be honest, LC is usually the brains behind this DIY operation so if I can do this, you can too!
- Epsom Salt
(found by either the bubble bath or vitamin section of Target or any store like that)
- Small Candles
(Any size is really fine depending on how big or small you want to go, these glasses I got at Target in the dollar section)
- Cane Sugar
- One bag of cranberries
- One Cup of Agave Nectar
1. First make your sugared cranberries because they need to sit in the fridge overnight. Warm up one cup of maple syrup or agave nectar. Make sure it's just warm, not hot, or else the cranberries will pop. Place two cups of cranberries in a bowl with the one cup of agave and cover. Let that sit in the fridge overnight. The next day pour cranberries in a colander to drain. Add one cup of the cranberries to one cup of sugar and shake and make sure cranberries are completely covered, add the second half of the cranberries to the sugar and do the same. Let the sugared cranberries sit on a baking sheet and harden for at least an hour. Modify amounts based on how many cranberries you need.
2. Next, start layering. Use epsom salt for a snow looking base. Again, amounts will vary on how large of jar or container you use as your candle holder. Add your sugared cranberries to that.
3. Lastly, top with a candle, You can stack your candle on top of the cranberries or put the candle in the middle. A tea light would also be cute just sitting on top. As always, get creative and make it your own!
That's it! It's as easy as 1-2-3. We hope you are able to light some candles and soak in love and warmth this holiday season.