This is the first year I have done anything intentionally for Advent. I've always known what it was and I've always celebrated with my church, but I have never done much with Advent in my own home. Like I said in my Christmas stockings post, The Farmer and I both want to establish traditions this Christmas and having our own Advent wreath was one of the major items we wanted to incorporate into our Christmas. SO I saw one of my favorite bloggers post a picture of their "Advent wreath" and I was inspired by theirs to make one that reflected our family...if you know me at all (or if you were at my wedding for even a millisecond), you know I love mason jars; obviously I HAD to use mason jars.
What you'll need:
- 4 clear, small mason jars
- 1 large, blue mason jar
- 4 white, small candles
- 1 red, small candle
- a very small wreath
- lace ribbon
- 1 manilla folder
- 1 black sharpie
1. Cut out 5 rectangle labels from the manilla folder and write numbers 1-5 on each of the labels.
2. Lay out all 5 of the mason jars and cut and attach the lace ribbon around the rings of the mason jars.
4. Find a shelf or table to display your "wreath" and put the large, blue mason jar inside the small wreath and position the number 5 in front of the jar, then put numbers 1 and 2 on to the left of the blue jar and number 3 and 4 to the right of the blue jar.
I'm really loving our new Advent tradition and I hope this follows us for years to come!