I made an altarscape for our church for Pentecost Sunday.
I bought a fire silk and red flameless candles and sprinkled red silk rose petals on the altar.
I create a fiery hoop to symbolize the Holy Spirit roof holes of older times.
I printed a card to explain the history and symbolism (see below).
I sewed a red ribbon banner.
I bought a red linen fabric remnant and sewed different red and gold ribbons with bells at the bottom corners.
I added a couple other fun elements.
I got red rose floating candles and a glass bowl and propped it in our baptismal to symbolize a baptism of fire.
I got a flameless candle and Tabasco sauce to symbolize “tongues of fire.”
We drained the hula hoop of water and placed bolts in 4 places to attach a chain.
I wrapped the hoop with gold ribbon.
We knotted tulle strips onto the hoop.
We used several glittery reds, one orange, 2 gold, and 1 glittery yellow.
Glitter was everywhere. It’s still everywhere.
We added curling ribbon in just a few places.
Here’s our almost finished fiery hole.
I added seven cardstock doves on clear thread.
We added the yellow and orange and hung it up in the narthex of our church with a cute little windchime in the middle.
I bought a red linen fabric remnant and several red and gold ribbons.
I cut the ribbons into 3 feet long segments and laid it all out to get an idea.
I hemmed three sides and left an opening for the banner pole and pinned the ribbons and tassels on.
I sewed the ribbon and tassels on by hand and hemmed the sides for the pole so it was neat and tidy.
I use my hair flat iron to even out the seams.
I added some extra tassels and little bells to the corners.
The projects were expensive, always more than I originally think, but the kids and I were blessed in the making and had lots of fun together while creating these and we pray it brightens our church and someone’s Sunday.