FRIDAY friends, FRIDAY! And this weekend is going to be comfortable – I can feel it! Not only did we have our first small flurry of snow in Malmö today (that 's not settled, but still …), the first Sunday of Advent is a jump , a jump and a jump, which means we can start decorating our homes for Christmas – OK, we all know that I've already started, but now it's official! This year, I have the intention to create my own decorations. But there is a problem. I'm poor in time and good … I'm not great at DIY. In addition, it is still early in the game and I like to start with subtle decorations, then gradually day by day. Sounds familiar but on board? I've been browsing the web looking for the nicest and simplest Scandinavian DIY Christmas decorations I've been able to find. Here are ten of my favorites – and they are all made from nature and super fast and easy to do! Ready to garnish the corridors with branches of … pine cones, fir branches and dried orange garlands ?! Let's dive in!
1. These pretty stars / fir snowflakes look so pretty at the window. Use a small wire or a thin wire to tie them together to form a star, add a small ribbon and they are ready to hang!
2. Sometimes it does not have to be more complicated than a few fir branches and an old rope (nice rustic barn door optional!).
3. Small fir branches tied together with garden twine – hang them vertically or on the wall to create a winter sensation and a sweet pine smell in your home!
4. I have pine cones around my house at this time of year – but I do not have any Christmas decorations. It's time to talk about the case, do not you think?
5. A branch in a vase – why complicate things? (OK, you can also throw a candle and an ornament or two).
6. The garlands of orangs are surprisingly easy to make, have a smell of deity and if they are as pretty as those in this picture, I am quite comfortable! There is a good tutorial right here.
7. Do you still have some slices of dried orange? Use them for pretty Christmas tree ornaments like A clean bee.
8. I think I might have already shared this one before, but hey, it's so pretty and so timely with the first Sunday of Advent to come that I could not resist inclusion. A tray, 4 burning candles and a load of cinnamon sticks, mini pine cones and eucalyptus branches are enough!
9. Starting from number 2, this fir branch has been enlarged (sorry!) With a wooden star garland (similar source right here*) for a subtle and festive display.
10. This one is a lot like number 3 (OK, very similar!) – but a little more formal arrangement and I like the way it was hooked. Handmade pine needles … here is the tutorial.
I hope you have found some of these inspiring ideas and that it has given you a little inspiration for the weekend!
There is a lot more inspiration for Christmas crafts, decorating and home visits to these archives! And here is the link to the Swedish snöblomma Christmas DIY again (in case you missed it!).
I'm so eager to spend a few days here in southern Sweden and rumor has it that the sun could rise for the first time in weeks.
Have a nice weekend with friends!
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