Idea 1: Advent wreath with cones and poinsettia
This Advent wreath, with pine cones wrapped around red poinsettias, has a great combination of rustic and romantic elements.
The video shows you step by step how to make the wreath. Learn how to professionally attach the cones with wires, and how other decorations can be attached to the wreath. Ready to try it? Let’s get started!
Idea 2: Perfectly imperfect
A handmade Advent wreath hangs from a branch above a poinsettia arrangement. It looks stunning and is easy to recreate.
Tip: This decoration works well in white and in red, pink or rose. You decide!
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: First wrap a wire ring with raffia. Then tie hazel and alder twigs to this base. The wreath should be transparent, remain narrow and look imperfect.
Step 2: To fix the branch that supports the wreath, you need a block of dry foam. Clamp it into a heavy pot. Place the branch in the middle, with the fork facing upwards. To be on the safe side, you can fix the block to the bottom of the pot and the branch to the foam.
Step 3: Now place Princettia poinsettias in freezer bags and fill the pot with plants until they cover the foam.
Step 4: To hang the wreath, knot two woollen strings crosswise and hang it on the branch fork. Then clip on the tree candle holders. To get the wreath horizontal, adjust the length of the strings with knots. Add a few discreet accessories such as baubles and star ornaments. Job done!
Idea 3: Poinsettia Advent wreath with cake tin
Got an old springform cake tin in the kitchen cupboard? Don’t throw it away; upcycling gives classic Christmas decorations a modern twist! Use colour spray to change the colour in no time. Then place candle holders and mini poinsettias in the tin, and cover the gaps with moss. All that’s missing is a few pine cones and ribbons. You can bet that the old cake tin will be unrecognisable.
In less than three minutes, this video will tell you everything you need to know to make this Advent wreath DIY project.
Idea 4: Full splendour with cut poinsettias
If you can manage to stick flower stems into cut foam, you’re also capable of recreating this Advent wreath. It takes pomp and luxury to the extreme with cut poinsettias.
Here’s how to do it:
The first step is to water a foam ring. Place it on the surface and let it sink by itself. Don’t push it into the water, because then it won’t fill up properly. In the meantime, fill a glass goblet with baubles. Then push candle holders into the soaked foam. Place the drained ring on the rim of the goblet. Once it is in place, put candles in the candle holders.
Cover the foam with moss. Place eucalyptus and berry branches in the foam so that they form flowing lines.
Finally, arrange cut poinsettias on the wreath so that the flowers do not overlap.
When you cut the poinsettias, milky sap will flow out. To stop the discharge, dip the stems briefly in hot water (approx. 60 degrees Celsius) and then immediately in cold water. This is important so that the cut poinsettias last a long time.
Tip: This idea works better with different varieties rather than with just one. Poinsettias with curled bracts create a baroque look in combination with the glass goblet.
Idea 5: Alternative Advent wreath in an upcycled style
Upcycling offers a great alternative to the classic Advent wreath. Get your wool out – it’s time to crochet!
Here’s how to do it:
Plant a mini poinsettia in each small, clean tin can. Cover the soil with moss. Cover the larger tins with foam and put candle holders with numbered candles from 1 to 4 in them. Use moss to cover the base. Now pull crocheted covers over the tins. If a metal rim remains visible, don’t worry.
Tip: Use a safety can opener to open the cans. It will not leave any sharp edges.
Idea 6: Dream Advent wreath in a trendy, boho style
To make this Advent wreath in blush tones, place cut poinsettias close together in a wreath made of foam. Christmas baubles and other Christmas accessories fill the centre of the wreath.
With coloured dried flowers and grasses such as glixia and lagurus as well as twigs with willow catkins, you can ensure that the Advent wreath is not just any old romantic look, but reflects the trendy boho style. We recommend taper candles in antique pink.