What you need
First, you will need some coniferous greenery. Fir, spruce or stone pine branches are suitable. Insider tip: bind some juniper branches into the wreath. They look great and – so it is said – they help the wreath stay fresh for longer.
You will need a straw ring, which can be picked up from almost every nursery or craft store. You also need wire to wrap around and secure the greenery. A pair of pruning shears might also come in handy for trimming the greenery. You will then of course need four candles and whatever decorative materials you fancy – there are no limits to your artistic creativity here.
Instructions: Step 1
Once you have prepared all your materials you can start. Form small tufts of greenery and tie the ends of the twigs together with wire. Green wire is best. Place the finished tuft on the straw ring and secure it with the wire.
Instructions: Step 2
Make as many tufts as is takes to cover the entire ring, and secure them all with the wire. Try and create an even covering of greenery over the ring. Don’t worry if you don’t n get it quite right on your first attempt. Just cover any gaps with smaller tufts and keep going until the ring is full. Practise makes perfect when it comes to binding Advent wreaths.
Instructions: Step 3
Now you can make the wreath a little neater, cut off any protruding twigs with the pruning shears, or add greenery to cover any gaps.
Instructions: Step 4
Attach any decorative materials you fancy and four candles. The first Sunday in Advent is on 3rd December, when you can light the first candle. With this in mind, we wish you a wonderful Advent season. Maybe we’ll meet you for a mug of punch or mulled wine at the Mayrhofner Advent Market at the Forest Festival Area. By the way, there is a giant, hand-bound Advent wreath with a diameter of 3.5 metres there. A real eye-catcher!