It's really five to twelve. The first Advent is just around the corner and you still don't have an Advent wreath? Oh no! Well, better late than never. Relax first and take a deep breath! Because we have the solution: make last-minute Advent wreath yourself. And how? You need so much time and a skilful hand for that? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! DIY advent wreath can also be mastered quickly and easily using simple materials that you are sure to have at home or that you can easily get out of the garden, basement or park.
Advent wreath – meaning and tradition
Just think beyond the "wreath edge"! Why should only the classic Christmas wreath be made of spruce or fir green? Yes, of course, the symbolism! And for many of us, despite smart, creative ideas, this remains pretty important, especially when it comes to Christmas. Because as most of us already know, the circle stands for the eternal cycle of life and death as well as for the change of the seasons and of day and night. The four candles symbolize the light, which becomes more and more with each additional Sunday in Advent and shines perfectly on Christmas Eve, with the birth of Jesus. Four is a popular integer and symbolizes not only the four cardinal points, but also the four elements in general.
Make a rustic Christmas wreath yourself
The colors that are used for making the Christmas wreath themselves are of course not insignificant in principle. Red stands for love and fire and white is the color of paradise, which symbolizes purity and innocence. And violet is actually the traditional Advent color according to Christian rules in many regions in the north.
All important symbols that have more or less priority for each of us. In this regard, you should of course decide what you value more – shape, materials, colors …
As soon as you are clear about this, you can also get started.
Upcycling meets Advent wreath
Advent wreath make yourself different
We decided this year to focus on nature and purism. That is why we will make our DIY advent wreath completely natural this time and only use white candles. To create the color balance, we will have red Christmas balls and a few small ones pinecone lie down here and there on a few spruce branches. As a basis, we take an old serving plate that Grandma has left in the basement. We polished it nicely with a clean towel and thanked us with a nostalgic silver sheen. Gorgeous!
The ripe rose hips from the garden and the cinnamon stars that we still want to bake will give our last minute Advent wreath the finishing touch. Sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar … Done!
Making your own Christmas wreath is also very puristic
We simply improvised here quickly, but you can do the same, because you can use practically anything for Advent arrangements – natural materials such as fir green and cones, berries, nuts, apples, moss, cinnamon and candy canes, freshly baked cookies and gingerbread, old glasses, cups, the baking pan or even old wooden boxes, bottles and tin cans.
Tree slices and thick branches as well as wooden bowls also look very cozy
Let yourself be inspired by these simple but ingenious Advent wreath ideas and create your very special and unique masterpiece.
The Freshideen editorial team wishes you happy work and good luck!
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Either way – celebrate well and stay inspired!