How to make a self-care advent wreath

Advent – looking forward to Christmas – can be a time of additional stress and frantic activity, especially if you’re the one who takes responsibility for managing the family’s plans, presents, and general merriment. So how about you take an hour out to make yourself a self-care advent wreath? It’s both a decoration and a visual reminder to take time out for yourself, filled with ideas for how to do exactly that. It’s super-easy and will help you stay sane in December!

How to make the self-care advent wreath

Are you in? (Go on – it doesn’t matter if you’re a few days later joining in, either. No-one’s counting.)

Step 1: Gather your supplies

You need:

Step 2: List your self-care activities

Think of all the self-care activities you’d like to do in the run-up to Christmas and write each one on a tag. There are some suggestions below. You can number each tag or just pick one each day – it’s up to you. I’ve gone for the un-numbered approach so I can find one that fits my mood or the time available each day.

Self-care wreath

Here are 24 ideas (so you don’t even need to think about it unless you want to!):

Step 3: Decorate

Next, decorate your wreath, using the hot glue, string or ribbon to fix the decorations on.

Step 4: Tie on the tags

Tie the gift tags to the wreath. This can be a bit fiddly! You can choose whether to do them in order or make it more random.

self-care wreath

Then hang it up and admire your handiwork, and remember to use it every day to reap the benefits!

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