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How to Make an Advent Wreath

How to make an advent wreath

Have you ever wondered how to make an Advent Wreath? I created one that is fresh, colorful and easy to make. I share the full tutorial below, but first take a look at this video:

To make this advent wreath, you will need:

  • Candles (I used the traditional purple, pink, and white candles)
  • Candle holders (you can add the candles directly to the wreath if you prefer to opt out of the candle holders)
  • Styrofoam wreath
  • Assorted greenery
  • Faux sugared cranberries
  • Faux small oranges
  • Hot glue gun

Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Make an Advent Wreath

  1. Add greenery to wreath.

    Add several layers of greenery and adhere it with hot glue.

  2. Add in little details like faux candied cranberries.

    Customize the wreath to fit your style, but I love the color the faux candied cranberries and oranges provided.

  3. After the wreath is complete, finish by adding candle holders and candles.

    I went the traditional route with my candle colors, but you could also use white candles instead for a festive and pretty centerpiece.

It really is a fairly simple project that you can customize to fit your style. I found all my supplies at our local Hobby Lobby, but any craft store should have the greenery and faux fruit.

For full coverage, you can first cover the styrofoam wreath with moss like I did for this Thanksgiving centerpiece.

The Advent wreath is traditionally a circular garland of evergreen branches representing eternity. On that wreath, four or five candles are typically arranged, and during the season of Advent one candle on the wreath is lit each Sunday. Each candle represents an aspect of the spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus.

Growing up, our church had an advent wreath, but our current church does not. I wanted to share this tradition with my kids, so I created our own.

If you want to know more about the advent wreath and the tradition of lighting the candles, you can read more here.

Go create something!

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