Hello! Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was filled with friends and family and too much food.
Yesterday I had a rude awakening when I was the only member of my tennis clinic to show up for practice. Nothing like huffing and puffing through an hour and a half private tennis lesson to yank you out of a food coma :)
Now that I've emerged from my tryptophan tranquility, I can't believe it's already Advent. Thankfully, I had finished my Advent wreath in the nick of time.
I am not a crafty person by nature, but once in a while I see something that inspires me to try. This picture on Pinterest was my inspiration.
I had some terra cotta pots, but I needed to give them a little patina. I lightly brushed on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Louis Blue" and "Old White" for bit of a time-worn look.
Using EAB Design's suggestion, I downloaded and printed out numbers in the font, Bickham Script Pro and created stencils. I used black acrylic craft paint for the numbers.
I filled the pots with rice to secure the candles and added moss to the top.
As you can see, we've already lit the first candle for week one.
I tend to get overwhelmed by Christmas shopping and wrapping and decorating my house in December. I want to stay focused on the true meaning of Christmas, and this Advent wreath is a reminder for our family to spend time in hopeful anticipation.