Since we unfortunately do not offer any Advent wreaths for sale this year, we have considered showing you how you can easily tie an Advent wreath yourself.
For this you need:
– Wreath pad – made of styrofoam or straw (we recommend straw, this is more robust and easier to tie)
– fir green
– Secateurs or something similar
– thin green wire for tying
– 4 candles 6 – 8 cm in diameter, depending on the size of the wreath.
– 4 candle holders or a stick wire or candle wire
– Decoration as desired
– Hot glue gun
Make sure you have plenty of space and everything to hand. Also prepare a mat for the hot glue gun so that nothing is accidentally glued on. But you can also prepare a base for the green, if this should resin.
Okay, let’s go:
Step 1: tie the wreath
Cut the wire NOT away!
Just take the next bunch and put it a little offset at the bottom and wrap it again with the wire. You do that all around now.
Use the secateurs to cut individual, smaller twigs from the fir green. Then put about 3 pieces (depending on the thickness of the wreath and the fir trees) together at the lower ends. Place the bundles on the wreath, hold them tight. Now start to wrap the wreath with the wire. Make sure that you always pull it tight every now and then.
You will quickly notice where the best place to put the green and how to tie the wire – then it really is very easy 🙂
Once you’re around, any sticking out twigs can be cut off, or missing holes can be filled with a twig and the hot glue gun.
Cheating a little is definitely allowed the first time!
You can of course also work in other leaves or twigs, such as ivy or eucalyptus. That makes it a little more difficult, though.
Step 2: decorating
We decided on a rather rustic, classic wreath and got the appropriate decoration.
Such as cinnamon sticks, mini Christmas baubles, golden glitter stars, …
It’s best to start with the candle holders – place them where you want. All on one side or classic, parallel in four “corners”.
Depending on the product – you simply put the holder in the wreath or you glue it on with the hot glue gun. If you glue them on, make sure that the branches underneath are stable and do not slide back and forth!
If you want to be on the safe side you can of course also glue on the inserted holder.
If you don’t want candle holders, you can also attach the candles with a candle wire or stick wire.
TIP: heat the wire beforehand – this will make it easier to put into the candles. Preferably 3 wires per candle.
You can now attach the rest of the decoration with tapes, wire or the hot glue gun. Where and how you want. Let your creativity run free!
Finally, put the candles on the holders and
It’s so quick and easy to have your homemade Advent wreath!
We hope we were able to help you a little and wish you a lot of fun trying it out!
A nice activity for the whole family, especially in a lockdown against possible boredom.
Have a peaceful Christmas season!