Layer the bottom of the jar or vase with greenery. Add a couple scoops of cranberries. Pour some water into the jar and the cranberries will float to the top. Finally, add your floating candle. Easy as that...
Bake your cupcakes how you would normally and frost them with vanilla icing. Sprinkle either shredded coconut or white sprinkles over the icing. You can use the bottoms of candy canes or peppermint sticks. With some leftover frosting, stick a red M&M on the top of your peppermint sticks. Print out some North Pole signs and voila..
Start off with a candle of your choosing. I love Cinnamon scented for the holidays..Use double sided tape and wrap it around the candle. Stick the cinnamon sticks around the candle and tie with a string or a more festive ribbon.
If you have any leftover peppermint sticks from your cupcake project , they would be great for a flower arrangement. Start off with a cylinder shaped floral arranging piece of foam. Place it in the center of your vase and insert peppermint stick around the outside of the foam. Arrange your flowers..I think red roses or even white roses with some holly would also look great!