We show you how to make fake berries in these simple steps.
If you don’t have berries on your holly this year, don’t despair – you can easily make some realistic replacements.
Our fake berries are made from play dough balls pushed on to wire sticks (or you could use off-cuts of pastry on garden wire).
Dip the dry balls into red ready-mixed or acrylic paint. Two coats is preferable.
After the second coat, darken your red paint slightly (by adding a drop of black paint) and paint one side so that the berry is no longer one solid colour.
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