How to Make a DIY Advent Wreath

Easy

Advent is the season when Christians make spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Celebrating with an Advent wreath is popular custom in many Christian traditions. 

What is an Advent Wreath? 

The Advent Wreath, or otherwise known as an Advent Crown is a circular garland of evergreen to represent eternity. During the season of Advent, there are typically four candles lit individually on each Sunday as a part of the Advent services. Each candle represents an aspect of the spiritual preparation for the coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ. The lighting of an Advent wreath is a custom that began in 16th century Germany among Lutherans and Catholics. In Western Christainity, Advent begins of the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day or the Sunday which falls closest to November 30, and lasts through to Christmas Eve. 

Steps

  1. Find and prepare all of the ingredients on your recipe. Conditioning the flowers and greenery you are going to use in the recipe prior to working on the arrangements. Pre-soak the oasis floral ring. 

  2. To start the wreath, create a collar on the inner and outer part of the oasis with your choice of foliage. Here, we have chosen to use conifer. Cut into smaller pieces and position in the floral ring. 

  3. Continue to create a base for the arrangement using the greenery chosen, adding blue spruce. Similar to the conifer, cut into smaller pieces and position into the floral ring. 

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