10 Simple Advent Wreath Ideas That Will Make Your Classroom Beautiful

Bring the joy and anticipation of Advent to life in your space.
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Using an Advent wreath in your kids’ worship space or Sunday school classroom is a simple way to mark the season of preparation for Christmas. And it makes a lovely decoration!

If you are curious about the history of Advent wreaths and the meaning of each candle, check out this article. It explains everything you need to know.

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Here are a few ideas for DIY Advent wreaths. You can use these wreaths to help lead devotions each Sunday of the Advent season.

DIY Advent Wreath Crafts

  • This advent wreath craft can be made in under 30 minutes! The battery-operated candles are a nice alternative to using real candles around little ones. Here are the instructions.
  • Don’t want to use real candles but want to be able to light your candles each week? This is the perfect craft that allows you to retract your “flames” each time you use the wreath!
  • Here’s a simple and fun wreath craft that you can make with the handprints of all your students! This craft will help explain the season of waiting that comes before Christmas Day.
  • Looking for a simple advent wreath? This craft has everything you need to help prepare your students for Jesus’ birthday celebration with only a few materials!
  • This paper plate craft is so easy to make and can be used throughout the entire Advent season.
  • This wreath is very traditional but it can be easily customized by adding artificial berries, scented pinecones, poinsettias, artificial snow, or anything you want to spruce it up!
  • Here is a craft that takes a little more preparation but the end result is well worth it!

Bonus Take-Home Craft!

If you want to make an Advent wreath with your students that they can take home to have throughout the week, all you need is pipe cleaners and a few yellow buttons! Here are the directions for this simple craft.


Create one of these wreaths to help teach your students about the importance of the Advent season and get them ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus!

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  Updated on November 17, 2019

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