Pentecost Altarscape & Celebration

IMG_6817For Pentecost this year, I did a simple design.  I went to Joann Fabric and Craft Store and bought two red fabrics: a solid, shiny red fabric and a clear, gauzy red one.

I put down the shiny one the table first first.  Then I place the cross stand on top (it’s a square that is about three inches tall that is the platform for the cross).  I draped the gauzy material over the stand and the rest of the table, which gave me some elevation with which to play.  I then placed the cross on top of the stand to hold the material in place.

For the candles, I would fold over a portion of the gauzy material and then put a candle on top, near the beginning of the fold.  This left several inches of material which covered the front of the candle. I did this for each successive candle.  By folding over a portion of the material before placing a candle on top of it, I was able to create a look that was more flow-y & fiery, which was very appropriate for Pentecost!

My church complimented the look with fresh white lilacs.

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In addition to altarscape, my church also celebrated Pentecost with temporary tattoos designed by Silver Tree (which can be found here).  These markings remind us of the message of the Spirit: joy, delight, compassion and peace!  We set them up on a table with wash clothes and water so people could put them on at their leisure.

How did you celebrate Pentecost?  I would love to hear what you did — post in the comment section below.

Blessings on your Pentecost!  May the Spirit of God breathe fresh life into your being!

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