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an advent wreath.. er log

  • Posted on November 30, 2019 at 2:39 pm

the kids are getting very excited for christmas so meg has planned 24 days worth of activities to help them wait. tomorrow is the start of advent so she needed to make an advent wreath so the girls could light the candles (no the boys will not be allowed to help, honestly would any sane person let noah or emrys anywhere NEAR fire?)

i know it supposed to be a circular wreath, but she decided a birch log would make a cool option so here goes…

advent log, determining the length
first lay the candles out to decide how long the log should be

advent log hot glue
before cutting the log i put a couple of rows of hot glue on the bottom and then squished it flat on my silicone sheet, this made it a bit more stable and less likely to roll. i could have cut a piece off the bottom to make it flat instead, but this was easier.

advent log sizing
here are the dimensions we used

advent log, holes drilled
i marked the candle positions with a tiny x, then drilled the holes using progressively bigger drill bits til the hole fit. working up that way helps keep the birch bark from shattering or the log from splitting. the final size for these (birthday) candles was a 7/32 drill bit.
as you can see the candle rolled on me in spite of the hot glue, and the last hole is a bit wonky, but it doesn’t show if i photograph straight on

advent log candles
here it is with the candles. we couldn’t find the traditional purple and pink, so went with white and silver instead, because it looks nice 😉

next i needed to decorate it
advent log decor options
tiny red berries from a potpourri mix, and greenery pulled of a dollar store wreath

advent log done
cut to size, glued on and it’s done