DIY Advent Wreath

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For the past few years I’ve been wanting to incorporate an advent wreath in to our Christmas celebration.  We had one growing up and it had a teeny tiny manger in the middle. I have fond memories of light the candles every week.  My husband was raised Jewish and I like that lighting the candles on the advent wreath somewhat corresponds to the Hanukkah menorah (although we do celebrate Hanukkah, too).  Every year on the day after Christmas I go looking for an advent wreath and every year I come up empty handed.

Last year during Advent, Leila at Like Mother, Like Daughter posted about her homemade Advent wreath and I instantly fell in love with it.  The only problem is that I don’t have evergreen or pine cones readily available.  But I decided to make do with what I had… and….

I decided to start by purchasing pink and purple votive candles and small holders. I paid $1 each for the candle the clear glass holder.  I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with them. I was thinking of just putting them in a circle on a lazy susan I have in the middle of our table.  When I got home I remembered the long white serving dish that I picked up for free at Pier One a few months ago.

The candles fit perfectly! Not exactly a wreath, but you get the idea. I would like to put some greenery in amongst the candles. Maybe I’ll add that next year!

Advent officially began last Sunday, but you still have time to pull a “wreath” together. I found several downloadable Advent guides to use with a wreath.  Our church (Canyon Ridge Christian Church) is offering a free downloadable family Advent guide, too, just in case, like me, you can’t quite remember what to do when you light the candles.

I also found this super cute eBook called Truth in the Tinsel.  Every day there is a short devotional and a craft to make.  This one isn’t free, but at $4.99, it’s very reasonable and supports a blogger and mommy!

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Camille
Hello! Welcome to Growing Up Gabel - I am so glad you are here! I am a wife and homeschooling mom to my two young kids. This is the place where I share recipes, crafts and other DIY projects. I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter! Just use the icons at the top of the page!
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