6 Modern DIY Advent Wreath Ideas for Christmas 2023!

by Stephanie Yankova

Now that Halloween is over, it’s finally time to greet the jolliest of Holidays – Christmas! For many people, one of the first pieces of decoration they put in their homes for the upcoming celebrations is the Advent wreath. If you’ve decided to get creative this year and make it yourself, we have a couple of easy DIY Advent wreath ideas to derive inspiration from!

Don’t worry, there is still plenty of time until the 1st Advent, which falls on the 3rd of December. We’ll show you how you can utilize some objects you probably already have at home, as well as natural materials picked right from your backyard or the nearest park to create unique decorations!

DIY Advent Wreath Ideas to Try in 2023

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In theory, all you need is a base, candleholders, and, of course, candles. You can play around with the base and try creative different variations with straw, twigs, polystyrene, or even floral foam. Pine and evergreen branches are also a great addition.

Unless you are using LED fairy lights or another battery-powered alternative, it is mandatory to use candleholders, or your wreath could easily catch on fire.

For decoration, you can use everything from pine cones, fall leaves, and Christmas baubles to dried flowers.

Decorating with Pine Cones

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Once you have your base, if it has a solid bottom, you can use hot glue to attach the candleholders to it. If not, place the candleholders in between the branches or glue them on top. It’s best to use dinner candles so they can be as far away from the flammable part of the wreath as possible.

The easiest and most cost-effective way to decorate the wreath is with pine cones and pine branches that will give it a natural and minimalist appearance.

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I personally like to throw in a couple of walnuts in there, too. If you want to add a touch of extravagance you can spray the pine cones and twigs with gold paint.

An Abstract Terrarium Advent Wreath

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If you’re someone who likes to give their own unique twist to traditions, this terrarium Advent wreath might be just for you! For this project, you can use a wide clear vase or a big jar. Add some moss, pine branches, a couple of pine cones, fairy lights and why not include poinsettias, as well? You can use bark or branches to attach the candleholders on top of the container. However, they should be slightly longer than its diameter.

Advent Arrangement

simple candle holder advent wreath

If you don’t feel like making an actual wreath this year – you don’t have to! Make a simple candle arrangement instead. Use a plate in a shape and size of choice, add the candleholders in it, and decorate with LED lights and Christmas baubles. If you wish, you can use acrylic paint, a marker, or attach tags to the candles to indicate their numbers (1-4).

Read also: DIY Tea Advent Calendar – Aromatic Sips for the Senses Before Christmas!

Modern Minimalist Wreath with Eucalyptus

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Eucalyptus has become a quite popular choice for decorative DIY projects. Here’s how you can implement it in your festive wreath! To save yourself some time, buy a pre-made base and simply arrange the eucalyptus branches on it.

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You can add a few dried oranges for a subtle pop of color. Then, poke the candleholders through the wreath and place the dinner candles inside. Since this design is quite simple, you can price it up by choosing a bold color for the candles, like burgundy or orange.

diy willow wreath evergreen branches

If eucalyptus isn’t really your cup of tea, you can swap it for evergreen twigs. Add a stylish touch by wrapping a velvet ribbon around it and pair it with deep cherry red candles for a luxurious feel.

diy hanging advent wreath with candles

If you wish, you can also use the ribbon to hang your Advent wreath from the pendant lights over your dining table to create a unique atmosphere!

Read also: Advent lighting ideas – the special meaning of Advent time

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