this sunday is the first of advent. binding our own advent wreath is an other family christmas tradition. because we live on the edge of this city my sister and i went into our personal woods! ;) which actually is an old tree nursery hidden between bushes.
so this is how you bind your own advent wreath:
buy or pic your bush-wood. i like to use different kinds of it not only the traditional firr tree. cut short pieces off the branches.
you also need a wreath. you can make it out of newspapers or buy one. i actually bought one this year… i usually don’t.
so now you put 2-4 branches together and bind them to your wreath. don’t forget to bind them on the inside too.
when you’re done push the candle holders deep into the wreath.
we also made an arrangement for our mum.
at home i decorated the wreath with pine cones. i actually painted the outside silver. i also put acorn caps in there. they are also painted silver on the inside :) at the end where just some bows bound and fixed next to the candles.