Nut & Glass Ornament Advent Wreath Centerpiece featuring Camilla from Family Chic {Handmade Holiday Project No.8}

Nut & Glass Ornament Advent Wreath Centerpiece featuring Camilla from Family Chic {Handmade Holiday Project No.8}

Welcome back to the continuation of the Handmade Holiday Series featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. This week we are sharing a total of twenty five inspiring projects to create for the upcoming holiday season.

I’m thrilled to introduce our next guest,
Camilla from Family Chic

Advent Wreaths are the traditional centerpiece of the Christmas season and a significant symbol used to celebrate the occasion. Camilla’s Advent Wreath Centerpiece, made with nuts and glass ornaments, is a shiny & colorful modern take on this holiday tradition. It not only represents hope, peace, joy & love – but adds some classy sophistication to your holiday tabletop.

At this time of year, I can never resist the opportunity to come up with a new wreath design. I thought I’d try something different and modernize the traditional advent wreath. I was able to complete this project in an afternoon – it’s an easy way to add a festive look to your holiday table.

A 12″ advent wreath of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam is covered in silver painted nuts and small glass ornaments to create this unique look.

For this project you will need:

  • a STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam 12″ advent wreath
  • 3 large packages of assorted nuts
  • about 30 small glass ornaments in assorted finishes
  • a glue gun and silver spray paint

Apply nuts to wreath with glue gun.

Be sure to equally distribute the different types of nuts so they are all placed evenly around the wreath.

Leave space around the candle holders so the peg cups can sit down in the wreath. (Quick Tip: If you end up with any thin strands of dried glue sticking out – blow the wreath with a warm hairdryer for a minute – those annoying threads of glue will melt away.)

Let wreath sit for about 15 minutes to let the glue fully dry, then take it outside and give it a few coats of silver spray paint. Cover the whole thing with paint – even the brass candle holders.

Grab about 30, 1-inch glass balls in different finishes.

Remove caps from balls before gluing to wreath – it makes it easier to nestle them into the cavities of the wreath.

Using the glue gun, apply glass ornaments to wreath.

Create a balanced look by distributing the balls evenly around the wreath.

Instead of using tapers, I used glass votive peg cups.

Place peg cups in each candle holder & fill with candles. (Quick tip: Once the candles have burned down, place the peg cups in the freezer for about an hour – then place them upside down and tap the bottom – the melted candle remains with slip right out and you can refill with a new candle.)

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Thanks so much Camilla for sharing this contemporary advent wreath centerpiece. I love the shimmer of silver and addition of colorful bulbs in a piece that can be used year after year, adding a sense of style to your decor.
There is more handmade holiday inspiration coming up shortly ~ Enjoy.

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  1. Wow! Seriously gorgeous!

  2. LOVE the textures and three-dimensionality of this project. Gorgeous!

  3. I was wondering where you can buy the styrofoam advent wreath?? I can’t seem to find them anywhere.

  4. I know I said it yesterday but I want to say it again—-I ADORE this series! I love LOVE this project—-SOOOO smart!!!! :o) wonderful!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  5. I LOVE this. I want to see if I can make a Thanksgiving Centerpiece like it. Thanks for the inspirations.

  6. I’ve also been looking for the advent wreaths online and can’t find them. Also, where did you purchase the candle cups?

  7. Hi Ladies – Thanks for all of the nice comments – glad you like the wreath. The wreath form is from Dow – and the peg cups were purchased at
    Thanks again to Stephanie Lynn for this great series! I am loving all of the projects.
    Take Care, Camilla


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