Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas: DIY Advent Wreath

I know I am a few days behind schedule on this, but better late than never right??  I have been wanting an Advent wreath, but wanted to save a few bucks and make it myself.  So, this year I did a few hours of Black Friday shopping and while I was out I was able to score a wreath for $1.99 from Michael's and added some cranberries for $1.47 for each stem (plus 30% off).  I already had the Advent candles, but when I purchased them I used a coupon from Hobby Lobby for $1.50.

I did have to purchase a candle holder, here is one similar to the one I found on Amazon.  So for the total cost of my wreath, I spent less than $20!!!  Here are the supplies I used. 

I didn't end up needing all of the berries for the wreath so I actually put the rest in my favored mason jar!!  More on that in a minute…for the wreath I simply cut strands from the berries and stuck them into the wreath.  I wrapped a branch of the wreath around the end of the strand, but that was it!  Then I placed the candle holder in the middle of wreath and placed the candles in their slots.  

For the leftover berries, I added them to the mason jar and placed it in front of my DIY chalkboard frame.  To bring in the Christmas season, I did make a bow and simply attached it to the frame with 3M Command Damage Free tape.  

I love the simplicity of it all, but most of all I love how it reminds me of Christmas.  What about you guys, what special things do you do for the Christmas season?

With much love,


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