Lots of natural materials, no kitsch and lush green – that’s what my Advent decoration looks like this year.
Green. Greener. My advent wreath
Christmas and kitsch – these are two things that inevitably belong together for many. For me it looks a little different. Although I don’t want to do without Christmas decorations in my four walls in December, I do it a little more discreetly. You will not find glitter and tinsel with me, but many natural materials such as Wood or finds from nature, simple shapes and above all – lots of green. If you look at my Advent wreath this year, I actually have to correct myself. I mean of course: a lot of green.
This is why my Advent decoration this year looks like it has grown out of nature: An organically shaped hill made of lush green moss in combination with equally green stick candles. I decorated the wreath with a few other natural finds such as pine cones and nuts – I don’t think that much more is needed. Of course, you could add ribbons, ribbons and glittering balls to the arrangement. That is up to everyone. For me personally, this simple Christmas decoration simply looks the most beautiful.
By the way: a few years ago I made an advent wreath with moss myself, you will find it HERE. Let me know which version you like better!
Are you looking for even more creative ideas for the Christmas season? This article is part of the #bloggingaroundthechristmastree blog parade that Mike from the blog Mr. letter has launched. There are 10 Christmas ideas on the topics of DIY, decoration and recipes for 10 days.
The following blogs are next to me:
+ Steffi from party stories
+ Emma of Emma’s favorite pieces
+ Mike from Mr. Letter
+ Dany from gingered things
+ Dörthe vonar’s texture
+ Evi by Mrs. Greenhouse
+ Laura from TRYTRYTRY
+ Lisa from my fairy dust
+ Janine, Consti and Sara from triangle
So feel free to drop by the others and be inspired by their Christmas ideas!
Instructions for making Advent decorations out of moss
+ Air drying Lier Mass model
+ 4th Skewers for candles
+ Reindeer moss
+ Hot glue gun
+ 4 green candles
Prepare the base
The basis for our hill is created from the modeling clay. Knead the mass just as you like it best. I did it like this: First I cut the clay cuboid in the middle, then half again and then placed the individual elements on top of each other so that there is a hill with several heights. Then I moistened my fingers and kneaded everything into an organic shape.
Complement the candle holder
So that the candles later find a hold in the hill, the candle holders are inserted into the still moist clay.
Now it is time to wait until the modeling clay has hardened completely. Then the hill can be planted with the Iceland moss. The hot glue is now used.
You can buy such moss in a craft shop or online. The special thing about the preserved reindeer moss is that it does not require any care. So it stays green and fresh permanently and is therefore also agreed for those of you who are not blessed with a green thumb.
Decorate moss hills
Finally, all you have to do is put the candles in the holders – done! If you want, you can also embellish the hill with other decorative elements. I made a small arrangement from the Advent wreath & natural elements.
By the way: I have shared some DIY ideas for Advent wreaths with you here on Schereleim paper in the past. Do you already know that, for example Upcycling advent wreath, the Variant with succulents, the Wreath of empty glasses or the simple version with wooden beads?
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