Advent is a season that takes place 4 weeks before Christmas. It is a preparation time for Catholics to prepare for Christ's birth. At this time, we light one candle per week starting with a purple one. Week two is another purple candle. Week three is a rose or pink candle. The final week is a purple candle.
After moving last year, I couldn't find the box that held my Advent wreath base. So, I improvised and used 4 small glass candle sticks to create one. It suited the purpose for this season.
It came in handy when the girls were in elementary school and needed to construct a wreath for Religion class.
Years ago, I had stapled fake greenery to the top of the base. Easily, my 4 Advent candles slipped into the base. This year, I wanted to kick it up a notch to make it a bit more elegant.
I pulled some ecru lace ribbon out of my stash and quickly glue gunned it to the outside of the base.
Once it was set on a silver plated compote, it gave me the look I was going for.
I printed off a vintage copy of the song, "O come, O come Emmanuel". Putting it under the glass dome tied the two items together.
Dad would not recognize the wooden base today. But I know one thing for sure. He would be thrilled that it was up cycled.
Now, we just need to wait for Advent to begin.