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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A $3 Advent Wreath

I almost forgot to share my dollar store advent wreath but I had a few readers that kindly reminded me.

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I found the foam circle and taper candles at the Dollar Tree store. The pine greenery came from a Christmas tree lot that was only to happy to oblige when I asked if they had any free cuttings. The pan belonged to my mom, Nadine. It really shows its age with all the fantastic crazing in the cream colored glaze.

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Simply place the florist foam inside whatever vessel you would like to use and position your candles.

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Nestle in the greenery.

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The holly branches and red berries came from my backyard but you can find these, and other similar inexpensive greenery, at most grocery stores and florists. Once the wreath is to your liking you can then add a bit of water to keep the greenery fresh. It is possible that it will last until Christmas Day.

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I decided to pair the wreath with my Bethlehem Christmas Dinnerware. I love that it tells the Christmas Story with a different verse and scene on each plate. (I’ll be sharing our decorated hutch, which includes all the dishes, very soon.)

One candle is lit for the first week of Advent. This candle represents HOPE.

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Something I think that we can all use a bit more of.

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Happy 2nd Day of Advent!


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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love this, and being able to use your mother's dish is such a special treat. The fresh greens are fabulous.

Rita C. said...

Laura, that's so beautiful!

Linda said...

That looks gorgeous and oh so simple to put together which makes it even better! :) Hope - indeed something we all need more of. I didn't even realize the meaning behind the candles when I lit mine Sunday night, but yes, hope was something I prayed for.
Love, Linda

Lorrie said...

Simple and lovely, Laura.

Auntie Em said...

Your advent wreath is so sweet. I love how you re-purposed the dish to hold it. I wonder in time if one of your children will do the same thing with it? A new family heirloom and tradition in the making maybe? :)

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi there, I hopped over from Make It Pretty Monday! I just love your advent wreath--it is lovely and thrifty! Blessings, Cecilia

Angela said...

I love it! I made an advent calendar with cards but I haven't shared it yet.

tracy young said...

You are so gosh darn creative! Might have to make me one! Love it girlfriend! xoxo

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I have to say that yours is one of the prettiest Advent wreaths I've seen! I have a traditional one (it's Celtic, actually, since I'm Irish) but I really do like the look of yours. And that bowl, well, the chippier the better!

allisamazing said...

What a great idea and the table is lovely!

Vel Criste said...

Wonderful!! Thank you so much Laura, now I can make my own!!!!

Terri Steffes said...

Love the advent wreath! I need to look more carefully at our Dollar Store. Lots of people find interesting things there.

Shannon said...

This is so pretty! I have an old cake pan I purchased for another project but think it will be co-opted for this.

Debbiedoos said...

What an absolutely gorgeous idea Laura! I have the pan, and the greenery in our yard. I see another Dollar tree run here shortly! Thanks for inspiring and joining in on the fun. Always nice to see you. Merry Christmas. XO

Denise Marie said...

I admire that china & hope to see the post with your hutch. What a simple, brilliant advent wreath!!

RoxanneK said...

This is such a great idea! It goes to show that Christmas decorating can be meaningful and beautiful without spending alot! I shared this on my FB page!