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|Subject: How to Make a Cranberry Tree Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:34 pm|| |
How to Make a Cranberry Tree One rectangle of hardware cloth, measuring 16 to 32 inches (coarse 1/4 inch mesh material, available at hardware stores.) Tin SnipsWire for FasteningSphagnum mossThree boxes of toothpicksTwo pounds of Fresh Cranberries, (Buy an additional box if you want all berries to be dark red)Large Ivy LeavesSprig of HollyLow cake plate of stand Trim the hardware cloth into a semicircle with tin snips, keeping the diameter at 32 inches (the radius will be 16 inches) Bend it into a cone. Fasten the overlapping edge with wire at 2 inch intervalsThe greater the overlap, the smaller the circumference and the narrower the cone. Trim the bottom if necessary, to level the cone. Soak sphagnum moss in water to soften, and stuff it into the cone. Let moss drip dry if necessary Insert a toothpick into each cramberry Push berry-topped toothpicks into the moss, covering the frame completely Place the cone on the cake plate and add the finishing touches, a spring of holly at the top and ivy leaves tucked around the base.