So did You All have a good start to Advent ?
We did !
I was shocked as I did not do much preparing and had only a week earlier felt overwhelmed .
We as shown in an earlier post had gone out to pick our greenery already .
As I said before I got the idea for a hanging wreath from watching Tasha Tudor's Christmas Video
She does not hang her wreath til Dec.6th the feast of St. Nicholas and unlike catholics who tend to use the 3 purple and one rose coloured she uses red candles . I decided to go with 4 white candles mainly because they fit my little candle holders on the wreath .
I also am going to try something new and make an Advent Yule log .
which will be 1/2 a log with 4 holes drilled in for the 4 purple & rose candles . decorate it with some greenery . I haven't gotten that far yet .
My creche isn't even up yet so I am slow but getting this wreath made was and is a big achievement as it takes me hrs so I feel okay .
Below are some of the photos of the assembly and at the end the links for where I obtained the candle holders and candles .
I had picked grapevine from my Mum's property earlier last week too
I brought the cedar in from out doors to place on the wreath
I purchased green crafting wire from the dollar store to attach the cedar on .You can use twine or raffia though both of which I have used .I find wire works best to get the vine to stay in shape though .
after attaching the cedar I then wrap the whole wreath with pretty ribbon.
some yrs. I have also attached cranberries but I like it best just simple with the ribbon
now it is ready for the ribbons which it will hang from and the candle holders
I had to adjust the ribbons as it was a bit lopsided ☺
It always turns out Oh so pretty !
So I have always purchased my Waldorf crafty supplies and books from Maplerose
I can no longer see the little star candle holders I purchased from them but they still sell the Christmas tree candle holder clips which would also work for a wreath
I will be back with some other crafty crafts hopefully