Betty Ford's Christmas Tree

Materials Needed:

  • Styrofoam Cone, about 1 1/2 feet tall
  • Floral Moss
  • Floral Wire or Straight Pins
  • 3 1lb Bags of Fresh Cranberries
  • White Glue or Hot Glue (use a low-temp gun)
  • Clear Acrylic Lacquer Spray


  1. Attach the moss to the cone with either white glue or pins.
  2. Cover the cone with moss.
  3. Glue cranberries on one-by one until the cone is completely covered.
  4. Display cone on a charger or plate with live greens around it.

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