Ash Wednesday II & Lent
For this Ash Wednesday altarscape, I obtained shiny and gauzy purple material from a local fabric store and layered the gauzy fabric over the shiny one. I used books and hymnals underneath the fabric to create a height differential. After Ash Wednesday, I switched out the candles for a Lenten look, which I achieved by placing sticks in two glass vases (representing the wilderness) on one side of the cross and three candles in wooden candle holders (representing the Trinity) on the other. To add to the wilderness theme, I also placed three stones in front of the cross. Scroll down to see the altarscapes.
Ash Wednesday altar with candles and layered purple clothes.
Lenten altar with wilderness theme.