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Advent candles

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

A little late…due to our Barcelona trip and the fact that everything on the foliage front is covered in a thick layer of snow…but here are our advent candles.

Made by my eldest daughter – who loves anything to do with decorating for Christmas. I was out watching Daniel looking a bit rough in Skyfall and lo and behold, came home to find that my eldest fairy had worked her magic. (For those of you with small children, this is one of the greatest joys of parenting an 18 year old – they DO stuff!)

For a tutorial on how to do a decoration like this (or how we do it every year at least) click here.

Wishing you a peaceful second Advent Sunday.


8 Responses to “Advent candles”

  1. Vreni Says:

    Beautiful! How nice for you; a date with Daniel as well as such a gorgeous candle arrangement when you came home! You are lucky!

  2. diane stanley Says:

    This is beautiful and I went back and read how you made it. I wish we had all these beautiful evergreens growing in our garden

  3. Susan Says:

    Seven years and counting to the joys of an eighteen year old.

  4. Gertie Says:

    We have just been to Christingle with about 300 under-7s! So having a lovely 18 year old who can (and does!) make such charming decorations as these seems like something to look forward to.

  5. Katy Says:

    There, see, you knew they had to become useful SOME day šŸ˜‰ Very pretty

  6. Tanya Says:

    Bring it on when I can go out to the pictures and come back to find the kids have done something useful!!!! – Beautiful x

  7. sherri Says:

    Oh, love the Advent candles, and how wonderful that your daughter put together the display for you!

    Wasn’t Skyfall a great movie…I think I could actually see it again!

  8. MelD Says:

    I promise you, they DO become delightful (and useful!) eventually ;o!!!
    Clever girl…