Thursday, November 15

An Advent Wreath Made by Kids for Kids

I was looking for an Advent Wreath that was super simple for our kiddo's to make.

 One they could create themselves that would be all their own.  
One they could set on their dresser or their desk.

Something to remind them of all of our hopeful waiting! 

So I started digging in my craft closet.
I just knew there had to be something I could do with the pipe cleaners and buttons! 

So simple!

All you're gonna need:

3 green pipe cleaners
2 purple pipe cleaners
1 pink pipe cleaner
4 yellow buttons

Step 1:

Connect (by twisting) three green pipe cleaners end to end to make one long stick.

Step 2: 

Wrap the stick around a pencil or pen tightly and remove it gently. 
Bring the ends together to make a circle and twist closed.

Step 3:

To make the candles, cut the purple and pink pipe cleaners in half. 
Thread the button on.
Holding the button at the center, fold the piper cleaner in half, and twist it.

Step 4:

Connect the candles, by curling their bottoms around one of the coils in the wreath,
 and then twisting it around itself to hold it in place. Get it real snug so they don't fall over. 

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We will so be spending a Saturday morning with this one!


  1. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your Advent Wreath! You can see it here:

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  2. This is SO CUTE!!! I totally included it in my Advent wreath craft round up. Thank you so much for linking to my edible Advent wreath doughnut. God bless!

  3. I love this!! So much so that we are going to do this in our 2nd annual Advent Fair after mass tomorrow. I have 28 kits ready to go!!! Thank you so much for sharing this, the kids are going to love it!!!

  4. I teach religious ed to 2nd graders. They are preparing for First Holy Communion. I love using crafts to help them learn their faith. I'm looking forward to do this my students as we do our lesson about Advent.