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DIY Advent Wreath

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Oh, how I love Christmas wreaths. The possibilities on how you can design your own DIY advent wreath are ENDLESS. But what do they stand for? ‘The Advent Wreath, or Advent crown, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church’, according to Wikipedia. It also states that many have a fifth candle as well, to light on Christmas eve or Christmas day and refer to it as the ‘Christ Candle’.

My Christmas wreath is so simple this year, that a toddler could take the work off of you (my little brother was a big help :)! Kids love to help out with crafts and I love to give them a chance to help. Stay tuned on how we did it!

DIY Advent Wreath

What you need:

  • Rectangle Wooden Box
  • Green Floral Foam
  • White Sand
  • 4 White Candles (I got mine from IKEA)
  • Pine Cones
  • Fir Branches
  • Wood Christmas Trees as fillers

Step 1:

Place the green floral foam in your wooden box, so you’ll have to add less white sand later on.DIY Advent Wreath

Part 2:

Fill the white sand over the green floral foam.DIY Advent Wreath

Part 3: Now place your candles in the sand and place the pine cones, fig branches and wooden Christmas trees where you’d like. I used 4 fig branches and 2-3 little fig stumps. Also, I had some snow tipped pine cones left which I used, as well as natural-looking ones. DIY Advent Wreath

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What’s your advent wreath this year? xoxo


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