Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Christ, both the celebration of his birth (Christmas) and his promised second coming. The first Sunday of Advent is the first day of the liturgical year. It can fall any day between November 27 and December 3. In 2023, Advent starts on December 3. That gives you plenty of time to make your own wall hanging featuring the four Sundays of Advent.
Starting on December 3, hang one ornament each Sunday. When all four are hanging, you'll know that Christmas is next! Affiliate links below.
Advent Ornament Wall Hanging
Write the four words representing the four Sundays of Advent on the wood slices. You can write freehand or use this transfer technique if you prefer.
Add some Stickles to the ornaments. I like just a hint of glitter toward the outside edge, but you can add as much as you want.
Cut four 8-inch pieces of twine. Tie them into loops, then thread them through each of the ornaments to make the hangers.
Twist three holly berries together and set them aside. Repeat this for each of the ornaments (12 berries total).
The holly leaves I bought come attached in threes, but if you use them intact, they block the words on the ornaments. I cut them apart, stacked two leaves together, and then used a craft pick to poke a hole in them.
Put the trio of berries into the hole you just created. Then poke those wires through the hole of the ornament. Snip off any excess wire, then use tape to cover the wires.
Cut four 8-inch pieces of gold wire. Wrap them tightly around the branch four times, then bend up the ends to make hooks. If your branch is significantly thicker than mine, cut your wire longer than 8".
Now cut an 18" piece of twine. Tie it to the ends of the branch to make a hanger. That's all there is to it!
Here's a close-up of one of the ornaments so that you can see the glitter:
I taught this craft yesterday to a group at church. We had a lot of fun making them and everyone's turned out great. Now we wait... for the season of waiting!