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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Simple St Lucia Crowns...Seriously!!
I have seen many versions of how people do them: paper, felt, and others. There are so many good ideas and I have printed out copies of so many, but I really didn't want to do too much work in making, them as we always seem to struggle for time. Not to mention the safety factor of actually lighting candles on the girls heads. So each year we didn't actually do this much to my disappointment.
So this year, on St Lucia's feast I was still trying to work out how to achieve this. Being busy with the making of the special bread I suggested to Eden that she get the wreaths from the store room along with the candles and see what she could come up with.
She simply spread out the branches on the wreath, then wrapped one tightly around each candle (a little bit of fiddling was required to make it secure) and then fluffed up the sides to complete it.
So very simple and quite sturdy too.
I was keen to attach some red ribbon but forgot in the preparation of the meal phase.
I was astonished with he ease of this and they were able to be worn for a long period of time (not lit) without the candles moving at all.
We even lit them for a while while the girls carried the St Lucia bread for us to eat.
I am amazed, but shouldn't be at the creative and artistic ability of our children sometimes. You did a great job Eden, thank you.
Blessings to you and your homes,