I am often inspired by Swedish homes and their simplicity. (Though frequently I may not be simple.) Even though it is a couple of weeks away, I am sharing it now, because I am working on other things.
This is a simple advent "wreath".
In a slope bowl 8.5" and $7.50 from Crate and Barrel are four of their almost two dollar candles, their shorter white ones, with some silver pinecones. (This is not an endorsement of CB.)
I bought pinecones, because we don't have pinecones here.
I normally would have candles, but I left them out of the refrigerator in the potting shed, so they melted in the summer.
First, I cut a piece of floral foam to the size that would fit nicely in the bowl.
Then I decided where the holes would go on the foam so there would be enough space to fit a pinecone in the middle.
Then I pushed the candles into the foam carefully, so as not to break them, and then removed them.
Next, I used my hot glue gun to put a nickel sized dot at the bottom of the bowl to secure foam.
Then I put hot glue in the holes and placed the four candles.
My daughter than placed fifteen pinecones of various sizes to cover the foam; so, the number of pinecones depends on the size of the pinecones and the size of the bowl.
Then we tied a piece of twine around the third week's candle.
I think this could be done to make a menorah in a different shaped dish, though I might use something other than menorah candles, because they melt really fast and are very short by the last day.
I also think it could be done colorfully or traditionally.