This morning I realized it is the first advent – somehow it always surprises me. For me the meaning of advent is not related to church but more to the holiday season and its different tradition before 24th of December when we celebrate Christmas. I love how each week brings us more close to the seasons highlight and the upcoming four weeks will be full of Christmas related events, shopping and preparations.
Few years a go I made small DIY project and created very simple advent chandelier. I have been using that same one each year ever since and thought this year to make something different. But like said the first advent totally surprised me this morning, so I decided to use the old favorite once again and show it to you also (in the photos 2013 version).
This chandelier is so easy to make and part of the original project was first to drink fours bottles of Blossa mulled wine (glögi) to get empty bottles. For sure you can use any empty bottle but I just like how the Blossa bottles are and for me this time of the year is so much more easier to finish fours bottles of mulled wine than red wine. Yeas, I have addiction to mulled wine but who does not this time of the year?
After I painted the bottles black with spray paint and let them dry. I bought metallic number tags and velvet ribbon to hang the numbers from the neck of the bottle. I also bought four candle rings so the stearine would not ruin the bottles. First year I used gray candles, last year I used black ones and this year I am using beeswax candles which are giving very special scent. So simple and easy project which works year after year.
Have you set up your advent chandelier and started the holiday season?