1. Use a wreath form from a craft supply store. (I tried to use a form I fashioned from two wire hangers. For this project, it proved cumbersome, so I plan to use it for a different project!)
2. Decide on 25 verses, quotes, activities or other meaningful items you will associate with the Advent journey. These should be brief enough to fit on a 1.5-inch strip of paper you’ll eventually curl around the wreath form. Z and I made ours a printable, which you are free to download and use.
3. Type or write your list, leaving enough space to easily cut into strips.
4. Print your list and cut into strips. Number each strip to correspond with a day in Advent.
You can print on colored paper. For a list of colors and their symbolic Advent meanings, click here. Z and I printed and glued ours to scrapbook paper.
5. Curl each strip around the wreath form.
Before the glue dried on ours, Z and I curled each strip around the wreath form and fastened the ends with clips and clothespins. When the glue dried, the strips remained curled. You can also staple the ends or fasten them with decorative stickers.
6. The first strip, “No. 1,” corresponds with Dec. 1—the first day in the observance.Select and read the appropriate corresponding item.