Ultra-Easy Christmas Cranberry Tree

Create easy elegant holiday topiary by wrapping wooden beads around a foam cone.

Completion time – 1-2 hours

Designer – Kathleen George


  • Cone, 12"
Other Materials
  • Acrylic craft paint, red
  • Wooden bead garland, dark red
  • Preserved lemon or magnolia leaves, 24 - 30
  • Sphagnum moss
  • Silk cardinal, or other treetop ornament


  • Paintbrush
  • Floral wire or u-shaped floral pins
  • Wire cutters
  • Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks


  • 1. Paint cone red; let dry.
  • 2. If using floral pins, skip to Step 3. If using floral wire, cut wire in 3" - 3-1/2" lengths and bend in a u-shape.
  • 3. Starting at the bottom, glue garland around cone; insert floral pins or u-shaped floral wire between beads and into cone for extra hold. Continue wrapping garland around cone until it is completely covered.
  • 4. Glue preserved leaves around bottom of cone. Insert small pieces of sphagnum moss into cracks and gaps between beads. Glue cardinal, or other ornament, to top.