At any rate, I've collected quite a number of inspiring Advent ideas from some fantastic blogs. I may not be able to use them this year but I'm eager to share them!
O Antiphon Ornaments
I'm also rather taken with her O Antiphon ornaments.
These do not look complicated but they are beautiful.
This is one idea that I am using but have modified somewhat to adjust to our limitations this year. The instructions look a little overwhelming at first but I promise that they're not that bad. One adjustment I had to make was using fewer cubes than the ideal. The craft store didn't have enough and I couldn't justify a second trip, so we had to squeeze in some Jesse tree symbols and will be starting our cubes on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe instead of the beginning of Advent. No big deal.
Find full instructions and many more ideas at O Night Divine .
If you haven't yet been to Catholic Cuisine then you'd better bookmark it asap! The abundance of creative and beautiful meal and feast day ideas is incredible. I certainly don't have time to try every one of the ideas (I'm grateful if I can manage one every once in a while) but I appreciate the inspiration to keep the liturgical year at the forefront of my daily planning and to bring more beauty to my home.
Some ideas from their holiday kitchens: