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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:

Supplies for DIY Christmas Advent Wreath

  • Advent Candles (I used the traditional purple, pink, and white candles)
  • Candleholders (you can add the candles directly to the wreath if you prefer to opt-out of the candle holders)
  • Styrofoam wreath form
  • 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 colors the faux candied cranberries and oranges provided.

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

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

It really is a fairly simple decoration that you can customize to fit your style. I found all my supplies at our local Hobby Lobby, but you should be able to purchase greenery and faux fruit at any craft store. If you’re not into crafts, try finding a pretty premade Christmas wreath instead!

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

The History of the Advent Wreath – a Christian Tradition

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, and the fifth candle (the Christ candle) is lit on Christmas Eve. 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 of celebrating the birth of Christ 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 an advent wreath craft and celebrate the light of the world!

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