Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Terracotta Pot Advent Wreath

Hello! Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was filled with friends and family and too much food.

Yesterday I had a rude awakening when I was the only member of my tennis clinic to show up for practice. Nothing like huffing and puffing through an hour and a half private tennis lesson to yank you out of a food coma :)

Now that I've emerged from my tryptophan tranquility, I can't believe it's already Advent. Thankfully, I had finished my Advent wreath in the nick of time.

I am not a crafty person by nature, but once in a while I see something that inspires me to try. This picture on Pinterest was my inspiration.


I had some terra cotta pots, but I needed to give them a little patina. I lightly brushed on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Louis Blue" and "Old White" for bit of a time-worn look.

Using EAB Design's suggestion, I downloaded and printed out numbers in the font, Bickham Script Pro and created stencils. I used black acrylic craft paint for the numbers.

I filled the pots with rice to secure the candles and added moss to the top.

As you can see, we've already lit the first candle for week one.

I tend to get overwhelmed by Christmas shopping and wrapping and decorating my house in December. I want to stay focused on the true meaning of Christmas, and this Advent wreath is a reminder for our family to spend time in hopeful anticipation.


  1. This is just perfect and I love your sentiment. Christmas comes and goes so fast, I'm always trying to remind myself to slow down and enjoy each and every day.


  2. Love this idea. So simple but so pretty.

  3. Love them! December does get crazy and it's nice to step back a little :)

  4. What a great idea. BTW you seem very crafty to me, I'm always inspired after seeing what new project you have been up to! x Sharon

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