I have wanted to make an advent wreath with my girls for quite some time. We had some left over spruce from our Christmas tree and an extra foam ring from our coffee filter wreath project. The only thing left to buy were the purple and pink candles.
The candle lighting is progressive from week to week preparing for the birth of Baby Jesus. The Bible passages were recommended by a friend.
First Sunday of advent : Hope
(just passed) Light one purple candle (Hope).
Read Isaiah 60:2-3
Second Sunday : Peace
Light two purple candles. (Hope and Peace).
Read Mark 1:4
Third Sunday : Joy
Light two purple candles (Hope and Peace),
and one pink (Joy).
Read Isaiah 35:10
Fourth Sunday: Love
Light all four candles (Hope, Peace, Joy and Love).
Read Isaiah 9:6-7
Light all four candles and add a fifth white candle
(the light of Christ).
Read Luke 1:68-79 and Luke 2:1-20
You can find a similar example here as well.