Wednesday, December 2, 2009

advent sky



:: this year, we created an arch "sky" on our nature table and my little one will be adding a star sticker to the sky for each day. i thought it would be really magical to watch our sky fill up with stars and our woolen angel move closer to earth, with each passing day. i wonder about how my little one feels as her anticipation builds as she gets down to the last few stars.


:: here's a revealing of the advent sky. i had to go back and add some more tape, so i took a picture as i did not explain it so accurately in the comments. i started at the bottom left side and taped most of the lights going up the edge all the way to the top. then, i let the string of lights loosely fall to the bottom. i work the lights back up to the top, where i taped the top lights near the edge of the poster board again. i did that i few more times and then layered a playsilk over the top. i taped the playsilk on the back side of the poster board so the curved edge could be seen. hope that helps explain.

7 comments:

boatbaby said...

Beautiful! How did you make it?

Christine said...

Thanks. We cut the arch from poster board and attached some christmas lights to the board. Then, we draped the playsilk over the poster board, taping the edges to the back side.

ONe PiNK FiSH said...

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

tamlovesran said...

That's beautiful!

mamauk said...

What a beautiful idea...my LO is getting more excited as she slowly opens more doors on her advent calender!

boatbaby said...

So did you poke holes in the poster board then, and stick the individual bulbs through?

Christine said...

i actually taped the string of lights to the poster board. you will need a stronger tape, like packing tape. my string of lights started in the bottom corner and i taped them up the first side until i reached the top. i taped some along the top to give the arch some light and then let the string of lights loosely stretch down to the bottom. then, i taped them up the other side. Then layer a playsilk over the entire board and tape on the back side.

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