Wreaths, especially from evergreen branches , have been used for centuries as a symbol of life in the long winter months. The wreath combines many different traditions. The Advent wreath, for example, has four candles. Every Sunday before Christmas, the family gathers and sets off a candle. An Advent wreath can simply be placed on the dining or coffee table or suspended from the ceiling. We show you today a simple guide how to get one Christmas wreath hanging can tinker on four ribbons.
Christmas wreath hanging – materials
– evergreen branches
– Wreath blank made of willow or metal
– Cord for hanging best in gold
– Needle nose pliers, flower wire, scissors
– pine cones and Christmas tree decorations
– four bar candles and candle holders (small bells were used as candlesticks here).
– Hot glue
Make advent wreath hanging – step by step
First, wrap the green ribbon around the willow tree criss-cross. The fir branches are then put in the gaps. Then cut a piece of red velvet ribbon, make a loop in the middle and tie to the wreath. The four red loops must be at the same distance from each other so that the wreath hangs horizontally.
Bell as a candle holder
Then take the four metal bells and open them with pliers. Glue or tie the bells with flower wire between the loops.
Wrap ribbons around the wicker wreath
Now you can beautifully bind the about 12 centimeter long pine branches on the wicker wreath. You should point down so that you can see its green side and not the back when looking up. For a decorative effect also 4 spruce cones on the top are fixed with flower wire.
Fix spruce cones to the wreath
First, find out how long the four suspension cords should be by measuring the distance to the ceiling with a tape measure.
Connect cord and loop
Since the golden cord is heavy, it was tied with copper wire to the red velvet ribbon. The knot was then hidden under a decorative 7-inch-wide band.
Hide knot with decorative ribbon
After all four strings have been fastened, the four candles are added. Try to make the candlesticks as stable as possible.
four white bar candles
Now the Advent wreath is hung on a ceiling hook. Now you have easy access to the bottom of the wreath. Insert the other fir branches until the willow wreath is completely covered. You can add a few berry and mistletoe branches and Christmas tree decorations for fun.
Hang Christmas tree decorations
* A project of Willodel
The ideas for decorating the Advent wreath are endless. Cinnamon sticks, dried orange slices, cranberries, pearl garlands, apples are just some of them. You can even omit the candles. Take a look at the examples below and get inspired for your own project!
four red pillar candles
Red and white checkered ribbon, red berries and wooden discs
hang a few apples under the Christmas wreath
Decorate with cinnamon sticks and Christmas tree decorations
Advent wreath and calendar in one
red pearl garland
Hang Advent wreath over dining table
white decorations tied to wicker wreath
Olive branches instead of fir branches
nice strong red color
interesting idea for tealight holders