Advent Wreath

Advent began last Sunday, Nov 27.  Don’t panic if you aren’t ready, you can get ready this week.  When my children were young we always had a very traditional Advent wreath then for a time when it was just my husband and me we had none.  Now I am back to a wreath, of sorts, each year.  This year my inspiration came from Pinterest and the decision to make wreaths with the faith formation classes at work.

I needed something simple, with easy to find materials, no special tools or hot glue guns given that grades 3 – 7 were making these, and transportable.

Here is what they looked like done by the kids, not too shabby at all!


So what do you need?

  • 8″ clay pot
  • 4 candles
  • 2 or 3 evergreen floral picks
  • newspaper
  • purple and pink ribbon

I could not find the ribbon I needed (possible Advent conspiracy) but I had some at home from past years that I used on my wreath.

What to do?

  • wad up some newspaper, not too tightly and fill the pot with it
  • bend the picks so the stems go in the pot and put the two opposite each other to cover all the newspaper
  • add the 4 candles, you might need to put more newspaper under each candle

The kids enjoyed the project; I do hope they use the wreath this season!

One note of caution, either cover the bottom of the pot with some felt or fabric or be sure to always have a cloth under it so the pot doesn’t scratch your furniture!

For more Advent wreaths or to showcase yours, go to Catholic Mom Advent Wreath Linkup!



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2 thoughts on “Advent Wreath

  • November 30, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Great idea! I’m going to share it with Jenna at school!

  • December 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    This is a great idea. Since my kids are young, we have a “soft” advent wreath, but we also have candles that are battery operated. I’m hoping down the line, we can have an actual Advent Wreath, but I know it’s okay to have what we have right now.


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