I know, an advent wreath is a german tradition - but it may have made its way to other countries as well. It's a wreath with 4 candles and each of the four sundays before christmas one more candle gets lit up so all four of them are burning on Christmas Eve.
I have made a not to traditional advent wreath to share with you today:
Usually they are made from fir branches. But well, we papercrafters have to think outside the box, right?
A box is also what my wreath is put onto - with a large tag in the background.
I have cut the box from brown cardstock and also cut the tag slightly bigger to glue behind it and make it more stable.
Around the box I've wrapped one of the borders from a designer's paper by Pion Design.
I've put a square from the beautiful paper with the hearts print on top of the wreath, then I've cut four holes into it so the lights can be put through them. The main part of the lights is hidden inside the box.
The wreath is made from a ring of green cardstock from which I've cut out the four holes again, making them match in position.
Of course an advent wreath also needs some decorations. Here I used a few of the chipboard stars by Scrapiniec and some 5mm glass stamen - again only using the ends here.
As I said before, I've glued a large tag to the back of the box. The tag - and the saying - are both cut from papers by Pion Design.
Onto the tag I then glued the Tree with Snowflakes. It was cut from white cardstock and from green cardstock also. I've cut the green tree down a bit so the snowflakes and a white "frame" from the white cardstock can be seen. I used a white gelly marker to add the gardland to the tree.
This cute elf is by Whimsy Stamps - and he's ready to decorate the tree.
He was colored in with Copics, then cut out and put in front of the tree. I also used golden Stickles for the bells on his costume.
Next to the elf I've added two white paper roses.
And since I said I made an advent wreath I also needed it to be able to light up. You only have to screw closed the little bulbs. Best thing about it is that they all need to be switched on individually, so you can light up just one, two, three or all four "candles" - just like it needs to be done.
Have a happy sunday everyone!
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