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
- 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!