NOW I AM not one to take on many DIY projects. I used to do them all the time, but as my style has changed from kitschy to minimal and modern I rarely see any DIY projects that would work with my décor. But this project caught my eye since it matches our décor and serves the important purpose of reminding our family about what the Christmas season is all about.
This was an incredibly easy project that only cost me $30 to make and I think it turned out wonderfully. I can't take credit for it, a blogger in germany originally did it and I was reminded of it when Sarah posted it on her instagram, but I did have to improvise how to make it since I'm not fluent in German.
What you need:
1 copper tube, cut into 3 1/2" pieces (this leaves 2" of pipe visible)
4 copper tee brackets
4 copper 90 degree brackets
Once I had all my pieces I put them into a stainless steel bowl and added some lemon juice and coarse salt to clean the pipe and brackets (a trick my dad - who is a trained chef - taught me for how to clean my copper pot!). Let them dry, connect the pieces and add the candles. Most standard candle sticks should fit the brackets.
The season of advent is a really special time for our family as we celebrate the "already" of Jesus' birth and anticipate the "not yet" of what that means for us for eternity. Regardless of struggles or challenges we experience during the Christmas season I find my heart is often welling up with thankfulness for all that Jesus' has done for me.
For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6-7