Fill each of the pieces of the holder with the scarlet yarn in the continental stitch.
Normally it is fine to drag the tail of the yarn over the back of the fabric because you can tack it down when you cover the edges but for the front holder piece do not draw the scarlet yarn tails of the yarn across the openings on the front piece as they will be visible on the finished piece if you do.
When all of the holder pieces are worked in scarlet set aside the side pieces, back and bottom piece.
Work the holly motif by following the pattern on the diagram above and instead of knotting your yarn simply work over the tail as before. Work the holly berries in the wine colored yarn as full cross stitches over the scarlet half cross stitch.
This is what the front piece should look like after you outline the holly in the running back stitch.