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Clever Christmas Wreath Lamps

Jayson Oldham from Ladner Baptist Church in Delta, BC, Canada brings us these clever Christmas wreath lamps for their Christmas stage design.

Over the past number of years, they have tried to do something a little different than the usual advent wreath. Whether it be paintings or pictures that symbolize the traditional themes of advent, (in their context—Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love) instead of the small wreath, they try to let the ‘wreath’ have a little more visible presence. They still attempt to keep the basic tradition of lighting candles and celebrating what Christ has brought with His advent, but physically see it in a different way. This year they combined the trendy and inexpensive pallet theme with their Christmas Theme. The warm and rough woody look brings out the rustic and simple way Christ entered the world.

Though they had to purchase the wood for the larger advent panels on stage, they managed to source out much of the other materials for free.

The basic budget was: $200 for plywood, 2×4’s and 1×4, and $70 for candles. The lighting fixtures were already in their usual supply.

They also went all out in creating items that kept a Christmas feel with reclaimed old wood. (wooden ‘scrap’ wreaths on pallets as wall hangings, a communion table, a rustic pulpit, hanging lamp shades, the theme panel in our foyer with stained green slat trees, and other items to tie it all together). With a great team of volunteers and some sweet air tools, it came together fairly quickly.

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8 responses to Clever Christmas Wreath Lamps

  1. Awesome design! How did you make the hanging lamps? What are they hung from?

    • Thanks! Hanging lamps are just 1x4x16″ boxes nailed together on top of eachother in an alternating pattern. Wanted to keep the pallet vibe so used the same material. We have beams that run across our ceiling that provide a good solid anchor for our hooks. The actual light cord is beefy enough that we didn’t need any other wire or cable. We just rigged to the lamp shades and away we went. Cheers!

  2. Great job. I, too, thought the hanging lights were a great touch. And I really like the simplicity of the manger on the pallet with the pallet background.

  3. Thanx for the inspiration!! We made a variation of your design and hung six of them on our stage but covered the bottom and top to cut down on light flooding our ceiling and stage floor. Awesome design!!

  4. Nabhira Mascorro April 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    What did you use inside the lamp shades? just standard lamps or some other kind of light?

  5. How did you anchor the panels? What is keeping them from tipping over?

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