DIY Advent Wreath

adventmainThis year, I was really eager to make an Advent wreath for the season of Advent. In case you are not familiar with one, an Advent wreath has four candles which represent the four weeks before Christmas. Candles are lit on the four Sundays before Christmas, this year it will start on November 30th.  

Rather than buying an Advent wreath, I created my own with items mainly from my backyard.

The starts are made from white cardboard, then hot glued to the twigs which I spray painted white. I used leftover fabric and twine which were also hot glued to the logs.I put a long nail into each log to secure the candle.The candle on the right is a bit crooked – I just noticed.I would describe my Christmas decor as simple, earthy, frugal and natural. Christmas decorations, to me, are about traditions, stories and making new memories.

How would you describe your Christmas decorations? Do you make them or buy? Do you prefer the traditional red-green Christmas decor?

 

I linked up to Natasha in Oz

8 thoughts on “DIY Advent Wreath

  1. Wow, what an amazing and beautiful idea for Advent. I love it!

    If you haven’t already popped by to join in with this weekend’s Say G’Day linky party please do join us and share your gorgeous post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  2. So pretty! I love the rustic feel.

    Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I’m featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  3. We used to light the Advent Wreath candles at our church. I miss that tradition. Love that you made your own! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Saturday. Pinning!

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