Today you’ll find a lot of inspiration on Craftify My Love on how to decorate an upcycled Advent wreath. Come along and join me on this happy craft and start preparing your home for the upcoming season…
I enjoy the Advent season a lot. Albeit it can be a little stressful at times, right? By following family traditions, I try to remember that this should be the quiet time of year, spent with family and friends.
In my family we craft a lot, we laugh until, in tears, we sit together and enjoy a chat and sing traditional songs. Of course, this is even more enjoyable with a hot cocoa in hand sitting in a lovingly decorated living room.
Supplies for Upcycled Advent Wreath
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- Tin cans (I recycled mine, washed them and got rid of the paper labels)
- Ribbon (a wider one and a thinner one)
- Ornaments (use some you already have, thrift them or get new ones – I’ve placed a few links for you right under this list)
- Chalk paint labels
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue Gun
- Moss (I collected some on a walk but you can buy it HERE, too)
- BBQ Sticks and/or Candle Holders (I didn’t like the look of them in the design, so I used those only to make the hole into the candle)
How To: Upcycled Advent Wreath
Follow along and learn how to make four individually decorated decor elements for this year’s Advent season:
- First Sunday of Advent – Continue reading this post
- Second Sunday of Advent – Hop on over to my detailed post on Hometalk
- Third Sunday of Advent – Click for YouTube Video (as this was one of my first videos, it’s a bit lengthy 😉 )
- Fourth Sunday of Advent – Video coming soon (this one is more to the point, lol. Let me know what you like better.)
First Sunday of Advent
Using a piece of the smaller ribbon you’ll be tieing your heart-shaped ornament (the one I found is out of wood and red felt) to the empty can.
Add moss to the can. It is important to stuff the can really full, so the candle will have a firm hold later on.
Prepare the chalkboard label for your first can. I wrote the number on it before sticking it to the can because I didn’t want the writing to be off because of the cans pattern.
Peel it off and add Mod Podge to the back. Press it firmly to the can.
If you give the glue a couple of seconds to start drying before sticking the label to the can, you’ll have a better result.
Now punch a hole into the base of the candle. You can use various tools to do so. I used the candle holder I considered for this DIY project in the first place but ended not liking.
Then, stick a shashlik stick into the candle (I’d say 1,5 cm deep) and clip it short according to the height of your recycled tin can.
Stick your prepared candle into the first decor element of your upcycled Advent wreath.
One done, three more to go…
Second Sunday of Advent
Hop on over to my Hometalk post to learn how to decorate the recycled can for the second Sunday in Advent.
Third Sunday of Advent
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Video coming soon 😉
Are you celebrating the Advent season in your family? If so I really hope you consider making this fun and frugal craft project to decorate your home some more for the upcoming season. Enjoy!
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