The word “Advent” has its origin from the Latin word Adventus, which signifies “Coming” or “arrival”. Advent is a tradition followed by Christians to prepare for welcoming the arrival of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
The Advent wreath is a symbol that proclaims: “Be joyful, Be hopeful, the Lord Is Coming!” and is used to commemorate newness and eternal life.
Advent begins when the days are shorter and the daylight hours decrease with the changing seasons. In order to make the darkness illuminated, we start to light candles during the darkest time of the year. We look forward to the birth and reign of the Son, the Lord Of the Light. This symbolizes that Jesus is still alive and is on his path to bringing life and illumination.
The four candles in the Advent wreath represent the four weeks of Advent that are celebrated between December 1 and December 25. The evergreen branches always retain their green color throughout the year even after other leaves die in autumn, which personifies everlasting life. This is a visual reminder of the fact that Jesus Christ is our life and that he has promised eternal life through the use of symbols.
Advent is a time of joyful anticipation and staying calm in preparation for the Lord’s coming. We pray for a change in our hearts and place Jesus at the center of our families, religious communities, and lives.
What’s special about the Advent Wreath?
A wreath is commonly used in homes as the focal point of prayer. Tradition says that dinner is the best time for the Advent wreath to be lit. After the meal, make sure to turn off the candle.
Make a stunning Christmas wreath in just five minutes!
It is quite easy to make a Christmas wreath, and there are many DIY methods.
This will surely make your holiday season more festive.
This DIY Christmas wreath can be made in a few minutes and is affordable enough to make even for the novice. This garland can be used to decorate your holiday decorations.
- Christmas garland of your choice (12″ in diameter) and wire wreath
- Wire – for floral arrangements
- Faux flowers and embellishments (optional).
Instructions to make a wreath
- After flipping the garland over to the other side, place it under the wreath shape.
- Cut a piece about six inches long with your wire cutters.
- Attach the end of the Christmas garland to a wreath shape by twisting the wire around it.
- You can wrap your garland around the wreath shape several times until it is fully covered.
- Attach another length of wire to the end opposite the first. Fluff can be used to fill in the spaces between the wreath and the garland.
- You can add fake flowers to your arrangement if desired.
A new strategy:
Create a Christmas wreath together with your children on a holiday
A few eye-catching decorations are placed in the background of inexpensive tree balls. All of the trees are connected to a foam foundation. This gives the wreath an extravagant appearance that belies its simplicity. The perpetual performer of miracles is simple and beautiful. It will not wilt nor lose any needles on the carpet.
What will you need?
- A circular Styrofoam wreath base measuring 14″ in diameter and 2″ thick;
- Approximately 75 2-inch-diameter ball ornaments;
- Approximately 30 1-inch-diameter ball ornaments.
- There are approximately 20 vintage ornaments (such a 2- to 2-1/2 inch diameter glittered, mirror, or painted balls as well as unusually shaped ornaments such as angels or birds; loose glass beads that have been recycled from costume jewelry or tree garlands).
- Glue gun
How to make it?
- Fold the ribbon in half to create a loop. The loop should be threaded through the wreath starting at the back.
- Once the loop is through the wreath, slip the ends through it and secure the top with glue. You can tie the ends in a bow to make a hanging loop.
- Work counterclockwise starting at the top, allowing space for antique ornaments. Glue 2-inch balls over the sides of the base and front. Organize old ornaments according to your preference, and glue them in place.
- Beads and 1-inch balls should be glued in the spaces between the balls.
- The ribbon should be trimmed at the ends. Finally, form the bow into the desired shape.
Tips for design:
- To prevent the wreath from breaking when it is hung on a hard surface, place small pieces of corrugated cardboard under the ornaments.
- Do not place this wreath on doors that are frequently opened or closed.