Advent is one week away. And now is the perfect time to make a 10-minute modern advent wreath. Advent means to look forward to Jesus’ coming. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus this time also gives us pause to look ahead to His second coming. Let’s make an advent wreath that will help us mark the weeks before Christmas.
- container large enough to hold 4 candles
- 4 long tapers
- fresh cranberries
- small wreath
I used a terracotta pot that I painted with Blessings from A Maker’s Studio. It is a soft bright white. I filled the pot halfway up with cranberries and then added four white tapers to the pot filling it up the rest of the way with cranberries.
If the container you choose is too deep, fit a smaller bowl upside down in the base of the container. If the candles are not stable you can also hot glue them in the bottom of the container or to the upside down bowl.
Finally, add a small wreath to the base of the container. I used a boxwood wreath.
So pretty, and it took me less than 10 minutes to create. Remember, never leave candles unattended.
Next week we will talk about what Advent is and how to celebrate the coming of the Lord!
This week’s memorization verse…
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting. Micah 5:2