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DIY Holiday Berry Centerpiece

We teamed up with Driscoll's Berries to show you how to create a show-stopping centerpiece for your holiday party. Rather than stop with one styrofoam form, we tiered 3 blocks to create a centerpiece that resembles a pile of presents to adorn your holiday table.

With just a few basic craft supplies and a whole lot of Driscoll's Berries, you too can create this centerpiece!

In the form we share, the berries aren't edible. however, you can certainly omit the spray paint to ensure your berries remain safe to eat and guests can pick them off and enjoy, too. Just a note, if you choose to go the edible route, you'll want to make your centerpiece the day of your party to avoid any spoiling.

Store in a refrigerator if possible until party time!

  • 3 styrofoam cubes - one 3-inch, 5-inch, 7-inch
  • glue gun
  • cranberry red spray paint
  • toothpicks
  • 3 packs of Driscoll's strawberries
  • 2 packs Driscoll's blackberries
  • 1 pack Driscoll's raspberries
  • 2 packs Driscoll's blueberries
  • crafting thread
  • needle
  • glitter spray paint

Step 1: Start with your base. Since we're going for a tiered present look, we used 3 styrofoam cubes and glued them together with our glue gun. The 7-inch goes at the bottom, topped by the 5-inch, then 3-inch.

You'll have to work quickly to glue these together as the hot glue will melt into the styrofoam rather fast.

Step 2: Once glued together, take your centerpiece's base to a well ventilated area, preferably, outside. Spray an even coat of the red spray paint to the entire surface. this will help cover any white spots that may poke out between your berries. Allow to dry completely - overnight is best.

Step 3: While your centerpiece's base sets, work on the blueberries "ribbon". The first string should measure 12-inches to be wrapped around the middle of the first two tiers, and the second should be longer at 19-inches. Simply string the blueberries on to crafting yarn with a needle and securely tie at both ends. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Step 4: After your styrofoam has dried, it's time to decorate with those berries! We found it was easiest to poke the toothpicks directly into the styrofoam sides in a grid-like manner, then skewer the berries directly to the base.

Step 5: Cover the bottom tier with the bigger strawberries. Once that layer is completed, move onto the middle layer and decorate with blackberries. Follow that with the top tier using raspberries.

Step 6: Once the entire centerpiece is covered in berries, take out your blueberry garlands and wrap the smaller of the two between the first two layers. Wrap the longer one around the bottom two layers.

Step 7: Finally, spray the entire centerpiece with the glitter spray paint to give it extra holiday flair and to secure the berries. 

This centerpiece isn't edible, but with the glitter spray paint will prevent the berries from spoiling for at least 2 days!

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