MAKING YOUR OWN ADVENT WREATH OR CANDLE ARRANGEMENT
A simpler than I thought way to get it started – and make it more special, is to create your own Advent candle wreath or arrangement. In general, we enjoy the things we make with our own hands more than similar, manufactured items. Although probably not true in my case (I’m craft-clumsy), I still suggest fashioning your own. There really are very simple and lovely arrangements to copy or modify.
When it comes to making an Advent candle wreath or arrangement, the main things you need are four candles and something that collects the wax. Otherwise, be creative!
Arrange pillar candles.
- Wrap them together with rope and attach décor. Click here for instructions.
- Arrange them on a platter with an Advent theme and switching it out with red berry or flower motif for Christmas Day, as shown here.
- After placing the candles on your chosen base, wrap each candle with the theme of the week or Advent color ribbon. Click here for examples.
Place candles of your preference in an arrangement of four tin cans or buckets, mason jars, planters, birch candle holders, etc.
You might tie the holders with Advent or Christmas colored ribbons, attach signs denoting the theme of the week, etc. If you use “festive” holders for tea lights, your focus will be on the number of lights increasing… not the visual of seeing the number of candles go up and the candles melt down. Some available guidelines can be found here, here and here.
Make or purchase a wreath and place four candles inside the hole.
Check out the ideas found here.
If you want to make the wreath, then choose a DIY-guide:
Truth alert – this activity is probably not for the craft-clumsy (without helpers).