Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God's own love and concern.
The countdown begins
Advent wreaths are used as representations for the weeks leading up to Christmas. It's usually made up five candles with the last candle is lit on Christmas Day. Four candles each represent the four virtues of Jesus - Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. In some Christian traditions the candles are different colours - pink, purple and white. We've found some great tutorials to make some special advent wreaths for your household. There is a variety here, including projects that can be down with young children.
The Posh One
From Practically Functional
Imagine your guest comes in and looks up and sees this rustic autumn chandelier. It will be amazing. It really brings the season into a room.
Beans and Christmas
From Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy Crafts
An unusual wreath, I never thought of using beans for the wreath. This wreath will take some time but the end result is well worth it. To add colour you can dye the beads, or you can choose to write names of family members and messages of hope on the beans.
For the kids
From Look to Him and be Radiant
This is a simple project for the kids to do.All you need is paper and toilet paper tubes. In this project they wrote the four virtues of Jesus on each candle. They 'light' the candle by sticking the flame to the tube, but you can also stick the frame on a lolly stick and place it in the tube to 'light' the candle.
From Kathyrn Jones on Instructable
Get your glasses out. This is an elegant wreath, that will look lovely in the living room. If you can find these tall stemmed glass votives just go for the short glass votive cups.
The one to eat
From Happy Foods Tube
If you will like a wreath that you can eat. Why not go for this delicious gingerbread wreath. The great thing about gingerbread is that it keeps for a long time. You can eat one of the stars that are holders for the candle every week and then eat the whole thing at the end of the advent period.
So what do you think of our list? What advent wreaths do you have in your house? post pictures on our Facebook and Instagram, using #adventwreath