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« on: November 02, 2005 05:33:11 PM »

Has anyone made an Advent wreath?  I'd love to see pictures!

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005 08:03:26 AM »

So sorry I don't have pics & I won't be making one this year, but I can tell you what I use & I'm sure you can figure it out:

You need:
Chicken wire
pine branches (fake or real)
candles of appropriate color(s)
cutters for chicken wire/branches

Vague directions: This is a table-top wreath.  Make a wreath-shaped form, jab branches in holes - symmetrically/in a smooth swirl for that Martha Stewart look, or randomly for that funky look. Stick candles around wreath evenly-spaced - they should fit in the chicken wire holes just fine & stand up fairly straight.

Caution on branches: if you really use this wreath for the whole season of advent, the cute branches are going to dry out a lot & probably become a fire hazard, especially as that First-Sunday-in-Advent candle burns down more & more.  There might be a product to fire proof the branches, but if you use one, read the directions carefully.

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2005 09:18:51 AM »

I just made one yesterday. I was browsing through AC Moore (similar to Michael's) and they have advent wreath forms (wire frame with candleholders and artificial pine branches). It was quick and easy. I bought those floral picks (sorry, don't know what else to call them) that have presents, drums, horns, etc. as well as ones that were just gold sprays of leaves - they're .33 - $1.00 each (I got Cool. I attached them to the wreath form and ta-da, I now have a nice centerpiece for my table.
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