DIY: Advent candles with flowers

Marking four Sundays to Christmas
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The run-up to Christmas is also known as Advent. The four Sundays in particular each mark a special moment: a new candle is lit every Sunday. That means we can enjoy four burning Advent candles during the Christmas celebrations. Well ... at least four. Because a lot of people also light a small candle for the days in between. Do it your own way and create new traditions, starting with a brand new advent candleholder. 

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Vintage with a twist

This is a new December tradition, based on centuries-old rituals. The traditional advent candleholders can go back into the box - it’s time for something creative and inspired. Bring out the champagne glasses and the finest flowers and plants. Dust off your lovely crystalware, or fetch your dinner party glasses down from the attic. A mixture of different shapes and sizes will create the desired effect.

Just add flowers

The advent period is traditionally celebrated with the colours purple and pink in church. You can follow this by choosing purple and pink candles, but it might look even lovelier to opt for white candles combined with purple and pink flowers and leaves. In December, there are a host of purple and pink options. The chrysanthemum, lisianthus and amaryllis are happy to join pink roses in decorating your advent candle arrangement. 

The feeling and fragrance of Christmas

The perfect finishing touch is to add beautiful sprigs of ice-blue spruce to the candleholders, creating a lovely Christmas mood and scent. You can add anything else you like such as mini baubles, fairy lights and a holly base, or keep it simple and refined. Then all that's left is to count down to the day itself.