Tuesday, 2 December 2014

DIY Advent spiral

I've had my eye on an advent spiral in a catalogue that I subscribe too for a couple of years now.

Its just a plain wooden spiral with 24 candle holes enabling you to work your way inwards as Christmas approaches .

Sadly I've not been able to afford to purchase this particular advent spiral.However iv come up with a very cheap alternative.

*you will need*

salt 1/2 cup
water 1/2 cup
plain flour 1cup
oven tray
small candle


In a bowl mix together your salt and flour.
Add the water a little at a time to form a dough like consistency.
Depending on how big or small you would like your spiral ,take some dough and roll it in to a long sausage .
Take your tray and starting at the centre begin to lay down your sausage of dough in a basic spiral shape.

when you are happy with your spiral you will need to flatten down your sausage.

Try to make it as even as possible as regard to thickness all the way along the spiral path.

Next,take your candle and push it in to make 24 indentation along your spiral path.

Now your ready to bake.
All ovens are various but I baked mine at 100·C
for around four hours.

Allow to cool before painting (it actually looked pretty good before I painted it ) I used watercolors but you can use pretty much whatever you like.

There are a number of options for useing your spiral.
If you have teenty four candles you could add one each day and light them all .
We have only a few candles so we will move the candle along the path each day .

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