Advent Wreath Tutorial
Every day is a pretty great day over at SALT, but the best days are the ones we spend in our studio making things! From yarn wrapped sticks to handmade paper flowers, we love finding funky, fun, and charming projects that not only make our films beautiful, but can also be used in the life and work of congregations around the country!
For Advent Countdown, our latest Customizable Short Film, we were super excited to show the world a fun new approach to the traditional Advent wreath. We think the moss, the bean cans, and label-maker font add a bit of whimsical, rustic, and eco-friendly flair to the holiday festivities.
So, we put together this tutorial (complete with pictures!) to guide you (and your church – think Advent workshops, people!) through making your own SALT-inspired Advent wreath for church, home, or both!
- 5 Bean Cans (rinsed!)
- 5 Candles
- Double sided tape or glue stick
- Paper for can labels (or an old timey label maker would be fun too!)
1. After you’ve given your cans a good rinse, fill each one roughly ¾ to the top with sand. You can find sand at the play ground or most home improvement/craft stores.
2. Fill to the top with moss. We like a messy look, so we added enough to overflow the can just a bit (we found our moss at World Market, but most craft stores carry it as well!).
4. Cut out the labels and adhere them to the cans. We opted for the glue stick, but double-sided tape would work too!
5. Stick the candles in, (we wedged them way down into the sand so they stay sturdy and straight).
6. Now, you’re ready for the beginning of Advent on Sunday, November 29th! Light one candle per week for the Sundays and weeks before Christmas and watch God’s love and light pour into the world!
The SALT Team