Sunday, November 27, 2011

Last Minute Advent Wreath


I can hardly believe that today is the first Advent Sunday! How come the 2011 has fled so fast? The Christmas market in Graz has been kicked off last weekend and all Christmas songs are being played on the radio. For me, the Christmas time doesn´t really start until I hear Wham´s Last Christmas...how appropriate that the first time I heard this song this year was just yesterday, while I was putting together my Advent wreath!


It´s the first time I made it from scratch, instead of buying it. And yet I must say, that due to the lack of calendars in our house, I almost missed the first Advent weekend! It hit me just when I was browsing the Farmers´ Market on Saturday morning: I was seeing the Advent wreaths everywhere! I bough one prearranged pine wreath, I made one quick stop at my favorite crafts shop and I set myself to work: I attached thin green wire to four vanilla-scented advent candles and four little gift box ornaments and secured them on the wreath. Then I wrapped a shimmery garland all around the wreath and voilà! It´s really as simple as that :) 


15 comments:

  1. Hi Ivana! I love your advent wreath! Can't believe it is only four weeks to Christmas!! Have a lovely Sunday evening:)
    ~Anne

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  2. Gosh you just reminded me how soon it is before Christmas - I really need to get myself into gear! Back home in England my family have a wreath like this each year. I might even try my creative hand at this, in December. Love the purple/green/cream combination, something I like for my tree too.

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  3. Very nice! It's lovely that you did it yourself :)

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  4. We were just talking about this at dinner today- SO Doing this! :)
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  5. Thank you for your comment, you're really nice :)

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    xo

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  6. amazing DIY!

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  7. So pretty! We didnt make it to church this morning, so I might have to whip one of these up too!

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  8. Beautiful - and I love those little presents :)

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  9. This is so cute. Definitely not one of those weird wreaths people give you as a gift and you can't wait to stash:) So glad I found your blog! XO

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  10. Oh my gosh! I can't believe it's already the first day of Advent. Wow, crazy how time flies by soooooo fast. Anyway, This is a really nice advent wreath. I like how you made it from scratch.

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  11. You did a beautiful job crafting this decor! I would totally have believed it was store bought :)

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  12. That's so pretty! You did a great job making this!
    -Val

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  13. Yours is VERY cute! Love it! :D
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  14. I love this wreathe it is so beautiful!!

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