#DIY – #Advent Scene Candles

We have a family tradition for Christmas Eve, where we get together with our parents and tell the Christmas story using scriptures and songs.  Now that we have all these kids, we want to use visuals as much as possible to help them follow what is happening in the story.  This year, Nathan made these candle holders!  There is one scene for each part of the nativity story, with a candle above it as we light a candle for each section of the story.

First, he found little figurines that represent each section of the story, and gathered old stemware and some ribbon:


He glued down the figures onto some cardboard cut out from Christmas packages, with glue all around the figure as well:


Then he put sand in the glass, and sealed the cardboard as a “lid”:


He covered the bottom of the glass with ribbon:


This created these delightful little scenes that go with our scriptures and songs!


The bottom of the stemware now being the top, it is perfect for holding each advent candle!


So now we have candle holders we can re-use each Christmas as we read and sing our way through the nativity story!  I am so excited!



About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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