Monday, 24 November 2014

DIY ADVENT CANDLE WREATH




How time flies...On Sunday coming, it is the first Sunday of advent!

 In many countries, including Norway, it is traditional that each of the 4 Sunday's leading up till Christmas is marked by lighting a candle..

In every home in Norway you will find a four armed "Advent stake" (candelabra) for this purpose, and the lighting of each candle is accompanied by verses of the advent song , and is a wonderful ritual to get that glow of anticipation into children's eyes...

So today I am sharing a very easy DIY Advent candelabra/wreath that will only take you half an hour to make:



You can purchase a long piece of wooden dowel and the copper equal tee's from any good hardware shop.
Cut the dowel to length with a hack saw.


Assemble the wooden dowels and the copper equal tee's as shown above...



Use the glue gun to attach the dowels into the equal tee's.


Keep gluing and assembling your candelabra together...










Then  pop in some candles, and join in the Scandinavian tradition of lighting one every Sunday leading up till Christmas...


I have to admit: Getting thin enough candles to fit in the copper tee's was more of a struggle than I imagined it to be (I know they exist, but....) So I ended up tapering mine down at the bottom using a lighter...


I also bought some Eucalyptus twigs from our local florist, as I think they not only look lovely just plonked in a vase, but also as they have that wonderful scent that sets you in mind of Christmas,,,


I will be back before the end of the week with this years DIY advent calendar,
so stay tuned!!

3 comments:

monkey said...

june i love this we don't follow advent but what a lovely tradition and this candle holder could be use year round thanks for sharing xx

june olsen said...

Thank you so much Monkey! I also think this could be an all year round candle holder...I just love the simplicity of it! <3

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