Decorations for your wreath, such as berries and pinecones
Wire or floral sticks
Place a wreath flat on a table.
Use a flame retardant artificial wreath. Using
real greens near open flames is an unnecessary fire hazard
To be safe. please look into wax battery operated candles. we have
found them in all sizes
Evenly space four candles—three purple and one rose—on the
wreath. Tapered candles are more traditional, but pillar candles are
Buy candles that are several inches higher than
the wreath. You don’t want the garlands, even artificial ones,
anywhere near the flames.
Attach the candles with floral candle holders, available at craft stores.
Place a white pillar candle—preferably one that is higher than the
other candles—into a candle holder, and set it in the center of
Decorate the wreath with anything you like. Use wire or floral sticks
to attach pinecones (plain or spray-painted gold), holly berries, small
fruit, and so on.
Light one of the purple candles on the first day of Advent, which is the
fourth Sunday before Christmas. This candle symbolizes the hope that the
coming of Christ brings to the world.
The next Sunday, light two candles—first, the candle from the previous
week, then another purple candle. This second candle symbolizes the love
God demonstrated when he sent his son to the world on Christmas Day.
On the third Sunday, light the previous two candles in the order they
were originally lit plus the rose-colored candle, which symbolizes the
joy of anticipating the coming of the Savior.
On the final Sunday of Advent, the previous three candles are lit in order
plus the final purple candle, which represents the peace Christ brings
to the world.
On Christmas Day, all five candles are lit in order, including the new
one in the center, to celebrate the arrival of Christ.