Advent is coming up quick (Nov 27th!) and I’m already starting to think through which of our favorite ideas we will make happen this year. One tradition I adore is sitting down each Sunday night to light the Advent candles. We keep a candle wreath on the dinning table all season long. It’s a great reminder of the brightness of the Christmas season. I’ve teamed up with Elmer’s Glue to make this colorful modern take on a traditional Advent wreath. It’s bright, bold lines are an awesome way to bring a design punch to this year’s decorations.
Colorful Advent Candle Wreath
To make this Advent wreath you will need:
- 1 circle piece of wood
- Candles in various colors and sizes (I liked the mix of these tapers and these smaller candles)
- Elmer’s all purpose glue
- Elmer’s hot glue
1. Start with the long taper candles and position them in the center of the wood. We used Elmer’s hot glue for the taper candles since they are heaviest. I’ve used a lot of hot glue in my life and the new heating element that takes away those awful hot glue strings that is in the Elmer’s brand makes a project like this so much easier! The candles can be arranged in anyway you’d like. I did 4 groupings of three candles each, with one grouping having the striped taper for the Christmas candle, as a traditional wreath would have.
2. Fill in the rest of the candle wreath with the smaller bright candles. These can be adhered using Elmer’s all purpose glue onto the wood. Just glue the bottom and hold in place for a minute while it sets.
A holiday tradition that will light up the night! ;)
Crafting around the holidays can get out of hand, quickly! I love that this wreath is a simple statement, it can be made in under an hour and our family can enjoy it all season long.
This post is done in partnership with Elmer’s Glue a brand we reach for just about everyday!
(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Ashlyn Savannah Photo).