Advent Wreath

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 Whilst vases are great for everyday arrangements, the festive season calls for something a little more exuberant. A wreath is a great way of overcoming that sense of constriction that I sometimes find when making a vase and also a chance to be as creative as I want. In my advent wreath I have used ivy – both leaves and flowers – sprigs of yew, Vibernum tinus ‘Eve Price’, Hydrangea and the red berries of Cotoneaster. I am hoping that by using an atomiser to spritz with water every evening it may last and become the centrepiece for my Christmas table.

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I also made a lacy hoop of hydrangeas …

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29 thoughts on “Advent Wreath

  1. Are your flowers arranged into an oasis ring? The white candles work beautifully, and all the elements complement each other. I love the dark Ivy Berries, the shapes are beautiful.

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    1. thank you, Noelle. I used a bought natural rattan wreath (from Hobbycraft) and luckily I was able to just push the candles into it and the foliage and flowers were tied in.

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  2. The advent wreath is so pretty (I will be doing one for our front door soon – holly and ivy mostly) but the hydrangea ring is GORGEOUS! The colours are so pretty and you made such a good job of drying them – thanks for sharing both today and for encouraging others to dry their hydrangea too.

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  3. I love both your advent wreath and your door wreath!! I have plans to make both – my hydrangeas are dried and waiting and I recovered the base for an advent wreath from the potting shed yesterday – you have inspired me to get a move on!!

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  4. The advent wreath is so lovely, a great combination of the dark yew foliage, the limey hydrangea flowers, and the bright red berries and white flowers. I hope it lasts for you. The hydrangea wreath is so lovely, a great way to use your dried blossoms.

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