Advent Wreath of Christmas Words
What sort of advent calendar do you have in your home? Do you like a traditional calendar or a modern one? Does it come with or without treats? We often have an advent calendar to help us countdown the days until Christmas. This year we are making a rather stylish homemade advent wreath that can be made by older kids and teens. The aim is to create a Christmas countdown that is full of meaning using a few simple words that we associate with the spirit of Christmas.
strong cardboard pencil
dinner plate and side plate
pre-punched white crafting paper or paper doilies
gold or silver foil scissors
white tack white card
glue gold marker pen
decorative crafting scissors or pinking shears
gold or silver ribbon
How to Make It
Place the large plate on the cardboard and draw around it. Then place the smaller plate in the centre of this circle and draw around that. Carefully cut around both circles until you have a large hoop or ring. Cover the cardboard ring in glue and stick on the foil until the whole of the ring is covered. Next take the pre-punched crafting paper or paper doilies and cut out enough square to cover the whole of the foil covered wreath. Glue these onto the wreath and allow to dry.
Select 24 words that have a Christmas meaning to you and your family. You can print these off or write these down on the white card. We made a table on our computer and just filled in the words we wanted to use. You can download our own Advent Words printable to use for free.
Using the gold marker pen, draw lines to separate your words from each other. Repeat this on the back of the card where your numbers are if possible. Next, take your crafting scissors with a decorative edge, or pinking shears, and cut along the gold lines. You should end up with a decorative gold edge to your word label.
Glue a loop of gold ribbon to the back of advent wreath so that it can be hung up. Finally, take some small pieces of white tack and add the numbered words to the wreath.
Every day from the 1st of December until Christmas Eve, you can turn the numbered label over to reveal that day’s word and restick onto the advent wreath.
This is a Christmas Countdown!
Witty Hoots is excited about Christmas this year! We have joined in with others that are sharing some great festive ideas over the next few weeks. Check out the Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Ideas below for more great ways to enjoy the build up to Christmas Day!
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