Do you want to make a simple farmhouse-inspired Advent wreath?
I love keeping all the traditional Catholic Advent customs by having an Advent wreath displayed. I was inspired by all the farmhouse decor and saw this beautiful golden candle holder from the Target Threshold line. It’s perfect to reuse year after year for our Advent wreath and make it look a little bit more updated and modern.
Advent is a time of joyful preparation for the coming of our Lord. While we try not to go all out decorating our home before Christmas Day, we can still add simple beautiful touches to our home while we patiently wait for Jesus’ birthday.
Keep reading to learn how to recreate this beautiful Advent wreath.
What is an Advent wreath made from?
An Advent wreath is traditionally a circle of evergreens to symbolize the eternity of God because God has no beginning and no end. God’s love for us is unending. It also symbolizes everlasting life with God through Christ.
Many people make their own Advent wreath but you can also purchase Advent wreath sets that come with candles, a wreath ring and garland.
How do you set up Advent candles?
There are four Advent candles, three purple and one pink, nestled in the wreath to mark the 4 Sundays of Advent before Christmas.
To set up your candles, you will need candle holders. You can either use an Advent candle ring or individual candle pins found here.
How to Decorate an Advent Wreath
Start with a plain Advent wreath ring – I’m using the gold candle holder from Target. I love the simple design and I’m excited to reuse it every year. The finish is neutral enough that you could keep it all year round and decorate it for every season.
Add some greenery – First, I layered some faux green garland in the wreath ring. You could use fresh real greenery but you may have to refresh every week.
Dress it up – I added some flocked green picks from Michael’s and some red berries, which represent Jesus’ precious blood. I also added some pine cones for a rustic feel.
Add the taper candles – Place the 4 candles, three purple and one pink, into the candle holders. Add a bigger white candle in the middle of the wreath symbolizing Christ and his purity. The Christ candle is lit on Christmas or Christmas Eve.
Advent Wreath Prayers
Blessing of the Wreath – At the beginning of Advent, have the family gather around the wreath for a Blessing of the Wreath.
Advent Wreath Prayers – Each Sunday of Advent, light a new candle. The pink candle is lit on the third Sunday of Advent. You can combine prayers with singing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and Scripture reading.
I hope this gave you some ideas on how to decorate your own Advent Wreath this year.
How do you decorate your Advent wreath? Do you make your own? Let me know in the comments below.
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