In Germany we usually haven an “Advent-Wreath” with four candles, which will be lit on each Sunday one by one before Christmas Eve. And I wanted one as a center piece for our dining room. I tried to find a tiny wreath, but I only could find the huge ones, which you hang up, which I didn’t like at all.
So I decided I am going to make my own centerpiece for Christmas. This doesn’t really represents the Advent, but usually your Advent-Wreath is the center piece of your dinning or living room table. Therefore I needed to create one.
Mushrooms, have been a huge trend in Germany for the last couple years around the Christmastime and I have picked up my fair share every time I went back home. This Christmas season I have seen them popping up here and there, in the stores or on Instagram. Even Martha Stewart has them in featured in her decorations.
I wanted to create something small. This years Motto is not “Go bigger or go home”. I’ve decided to do a little less and more selected.
I collected some moss at a little walk-through next to our house, and of course it was pouring down with rain when I did it. So I let it dry for a little while in the Garage. And also keeps the bugs away! At least a couple of them. Sometimes you can buy moss, but it’s usually not that cheap. This was free, and I love free!
I placed an old plate inside my silver dish, so that the moisture from the moss wouldn’t ruin it.
I added the moss and then insert the mushroom and the candles. I actually soften the candles on the bottom with a lighter, so they would stick to the plate and wouldn’t fall over.
I also had an Edelweiss, which looked cute too, but I love the mushrooms and kept it this way. The moss will give you tons of opportunity to create a little world. Add some woodland animals, birds, Santa, Gnomes… An easy way to create a little center piece.