For my Advent wreath, I really wanted to bring the forest into my apartment: nothing exudes such a great scent like fresh eucalyptus or fir branches. How you can make the Advent wreath yourself, I’ll tell you in this DIY!
For your DIY Advent wreath you need:
Of course you can also use other fir green for the Scandinavian Advent wreath. However, make sure that the green tones match. My station wagon is more green and blue. Normal strong green fir branches would not go so well with this.
Step by step instructions
TIP: When you cut the branches you should pay attention to one thing in advance: Conifers are very resinous, which means you will end up with black fingers. If this bothers you or you have sensitive skin, it is best to put on gloves to tie a wreath. The resin can also be removed with hand washing paste afterwards if you scrub thoroughly.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos of the intermediate steps, so I’ll try to describe it to you as clearly as possible.
#1st step: Have your material ready on the work surface. You should cut the branches about a hand’s breadth.
# 2 step: Start by wrapping the green wire around the blank several times. Pull a knot through and twist the wire together.
# 3 step: Now you can attach the branches. For a “wild” look, always use different branches of conifer, holm oak and eucalyptus in a mix. The outer edge may be bushier than the inner one. Work from the outside in, making sure that all sides of the blank are covered with pine green. Also, always pull the wire tight so that nothing can come loose.
A little tip for tying a wreath: Right-handed people should work from right to left, ie the attached end of the twigs should be covered by the next twigs – so that the wire cannot be seen! Left-handed people tie the wreath exactly the other way around.
# 4 step: Once you’ve got around with the fir green, attach the last branches. Wrap the wire around the end several times, pull a knot through it and insert the wire end into the bottom of the blank.
Finally, you can use booklet xx to repair bald spots or add berries, small Christmas balls or other decorations. Remember to leave enough space for the candle holders.
Safety tip: No more wobbly stick candles
They usually don’t fit that well. So that the taper candles stand straight, I always use these wax adhesive plates *. They can be used several times and last very well.
Have you ever made a Scandinavian Advent wreath with fir green and eucalyptus yourself?
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