The decorating has begun
Better Late than Never!
Some of my simple solutions are these "icy" crown jar candles:
All you need is a jar (I like using
my vintage Crown jars with the zinc
rings and glass sealers),
some plastic wrap (the heavy duty kind that comes from the florist),
a bit of ribbon and sprig,
It couldn't be simpler!
Just stuff the jar with the plastic wrap - fill with water - set the jar ring upside down on top of the jar creating a nifty little tray for the T-lite.
Any T-lites will do but
these larger than usual T-lites from Ikea (Glimma 2 1/4 inch) are ideal. They burn for up to 9 hours.
Decorate the jar ring and there you have it - some icy looking jar candles.
Another quick solution is to add a few trees, mini candles and wreaths to my Noah's Ark, transforming it for Christmas.
Even the little Noah's Ark Store just needs the fence and the lamp post turned around to reveal its Christmas bows and wreaths.
The snowman is about to lose his carrot nose!
The mantel is beginning to look
..... and the china cabinet is ready!
The tablescape for the upcoming office party
is starting to take shape.
I've been reminded several times today about the importance of preparations
and especially those of preparing one's heart for Christmas.
How are your preparations coming along?
Till next time .......... remembering that Jesus is the reason for this season!