DIY (Do It Yourself – do it yourself) we will make an Advent wreath, a few tips and ideas that you will receive here to create your individual, creative wreath.
A modern Advent wreath, also known as a Christmas wreath, traditionally belongs in every household in the run-up to Christmas. In the meantime, the Advent wreath has changed a lot and there are many beautiful, funny or creative ideas around the wreath. But why not get one yourself Make an advent wreath?
It is not that difficult to create your own wreath for Christmas, as you probably already have many decorative elements or can buy them cheaply. The creation is not really demanding, with a little skill you can create your personal wreath, your friends and acquaintances will be amazed …
What do you need to make an Advent wreath?
The most important thing about one Advent wreath is the blank, so the basic basis. There are many different ways to use a basic base from a root, wooden trunk, metal frame or similar, there are no limits to the imagination, because almost everything can be processed. Please also pay attention to the proportions of the individual elements and take your time when choosing the basic base, because it is the heart of your wreath.
Of the classic advent wreath is a straw ring, which is tied with various cut greenery. This work is tedious because it takes a little strength and everything has to be tightened to create the basic base. Therefore, many florists use a basic wreath that is already equipped with various greens (see photos).
Ask your local florist about such a wreath, they will certainly be able to help you!
There are different types of wreaths with different greenery, such as fir, boxwood branches or mixed, ask on site. Our Tpp: After the Christmas season, you can dismantle the wreath and use the basic base, Christmas decorations, etc. for the next year.
Fit the advent wreath
If you have equipped a base wreath with green, then the Decoration done. Here, too, it is not possible to give proper instructions, because what you like is allowed, be creative and try it out a little, it can really be worth it!
We have selected some decorative elements for you and photographed them, on the photos you can see beautiful things, such as straw balls, cones, dried apples / orange slices or various decorative ribbons. Take a look in your Christmas box, there you will surely find many decorative elements that you can still use.
To wrap and insert your decorative elements using silver wire or copper wire, which also looks good at Christmas time. The thickness of the wire should be at least 1mm, also try thicker wire. Our tip: You can use copper wire from old power cables, you simply have to strip the cable, the outer sheath, and the individual wires.
You can buy bare wire in hardware stores or in electronics stores, it is usually offered on a roll in various lengths.
Candles should of course not be missing, Here it would be ideal to use candles that already have a pin to stick on. If you don’t have a candle with a spike on hand, you can simply take wire, wrap it around the candle and put it in the wreath. Please always make sure that when the candles have burned down, the flames cannot jump onto the wreath. A Kranz gets drier and drier over time and is therefore a danger for leaping flames, Attention fire hazard!
Make an advent wreath, summary:
- The basic basis of a wreath can be a root, wooden beam, metal frame, etc. The classic wreath is a ring made of straw.
- The basic straw base is wrapped in green, such as fir or twigs and wire.
- The decoration can be chosen freely, be dry fruits, Christmas balls, plastic animals and much more. You can attach your decoration with simple wire, e.g. silver wire or copper wire.
- Candles should have a thorn to stick in and the candle flame should not reach the Advent wreath because it is dry. Fire hazard! If you don’t have a candle with a thorn, use sturdy wire to stabilize it. Would you like to send flowers for Christmas? Then visit our online shop for flowers www.rosenbote.de