Sorry...it's super blurry....but you get the idea! So, when my hubby walked in the door and I RAN to The Dollar Tree....I knew what I was going to get... (kind've)
I had a variety of glassware in my cart and exchanged them a number of times and finally decided on this:
My 5 year old was "shopping" with me ...enough said!
I had 1 roll of this ribbon left over....I had bought it for garland for our Christmas tree....which, after 5 nail holes, is now anchored to the wall....please don't ask!
So after a little of this....(sorry, we got a new camera, so there will be an abundance of photos!)
You get this:
I "shopped my house" and used my picture frame tray and ended up with this:
We "borrowed" some greens from the empty lot next door and I had bought another $1.00 spring of sparkly
beady things from The Dollar Tree.
Total Cost for my Advent Wreath.....drumroll please:
5 glass jars @$1.00 = $5.00
1 roll of ribbon @$1.00= $1.00
1 sprig of beady's @$1.00 = $1.00
1 bag of votive candles @$1.00 = $1.00
picture frame tray---free, already had it
Total cost $8.00!!!
Hearing my children fight over who gets to light the candles.....priceless!
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1: 22-23
A little background on Advent (excerpted from here.)