I love the simplicity and beauty of this Ferm Living inspired DIY advent candle so much. I have been desperate for a Ferm Living Advent Candle for the last four years but couldn’t justify the cost and finally this year I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own wooden bead advent candle inspired by theirs.
Over the last couple of years, I have really felt the urge to pare down our Christmas decoration and to go more natural introducing more natural materials and colours. However, one of the traditions that I really love is our advent wreath and candles. There is something special about lighting them each Sunday and seeing them burn on our dining table as we eat together. Over the years we have made a number of advent wreaths and candles and this year I decided to make my own wooden bead advent candle inspired by the Firm Living one.
DIY Beaded Advent Candle Holder
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- Four 60mm wooden doll heads (these are large round wooden balls with a flat bottom) or you can by them predrilled with a candle insert
- Four brass grommets for the candle
- Three 35mm wooden beads (UK Link/US Link)
- Five 30mm wooden beads (UK Link/US Link)
- Five 25mm wooden beads (UK Link/US Link)
- Five 20mm wooden beads (UK Link/US LInk)
- 1 meter leather cord
How to make a Ferm Living Inspired DIY Advent Candle
If not using the predrilled balls with brass grommets for the candle, then Drill a 25mm deep hole with the 5/8″ drill bit at the top of each doll head (make sure the flat end is at the bottom) and then drill a hole through the side of the doll head (slightly below the middle) all the way to the other side for the cord.
The layout your beads in the order you want them. You might want to try it a few ways to see what you like best. As I wanted to be able to use it in a circle I made sure I had extra wooden beads at each end.