Yesterday it occurred to me, boiling hot, that I still don’t have an Advent wreath for this year! I always think of this pretty late every year and in Advent I always forget to light the candles. Apparently this isn’t really a ritual for me. Luckily, I got pieces of fir from my sister last week and was able to get started without having to buy anything (ok, I bought the eucalyptus). The result is an Advent arrangement in an old wooden box.
For me, a box like this is much more practical than a filigree wreath, because we do handicrafts and pottery at the table and the decoration is then quickly put away. I can move the box back and forth so compactly.
- a small wooden box, wine box or something like that
- a plastic bag
- four candles
- four candle holders
- Floral foam
How to do it:
Cut the plastic bag open and roughly cut it so that it fits in the box. The floral foam is first cut with a knife and then watered. It has to be soaked up with water and then put in the box. Then you can cut the foil on the edge. Now you cut small twigs, remove the lower leaves or needles and stick them tightly in the box. Place the candles with the candle holders on the floral foam and work your greens around the outside. In between you can leave free areas and cover them with moss. There is then space for decoration. I held back a little with decoration, but of course you can run the full decoration program;).
Today I still have to make a second Advent wreath for my son’s class and, like the first one, I don’t have a specific idea, but it’s a lot of fun 🙂!
A nice first weekend in Advent for you!