Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Scandinavian Christmas day 12

Day 12 of My Scandinavian Christmas is with Gina of Willowday based out of Stockholm, Sweden. Gina has some of the most clever DIYs and I'm so glad she's with us today.

It's an honor to be a part of the Brittany's My Scandinavian Christmas. Contributing from Sweden, I thought instantly of lights and candles. These play a prominent roll in Swedish holiday decoration from the hanging paper stars in windows to Advent Candelabras and candles; right down to the Candle Crown worn by Lucia, which she wears ceremoniously as she brings in the sun at dawn on December 13 for the holiday of St. Lucia. 
Candles and lights are not restrained to the indoors. During my first Swedish Christmas, before we sat down to enjoy our Christmas Eve feast, several snow ball lanterns were built outdoors, just outside the dining room window for the final ambiance. Today, in my home, we make Ice Lanterns. I'm happy to share them with you here, today. These are both a fantastic outdoor project with kids or to made conveniently in the comfort of your home and stored until the party. For an Ice Lantern tutorial, click here. Thank you Brittany for this Swedish-Danish Christmas interlude here with you. 
Thank you, Gina, for participating! Check out her blog, Willowday here.

8 comments:

willowday said...

Happy Day 12, Brittany! I'm thrilled to be here!

Lindsay said...

These are so pretty!

mijbil said...

So beautiful! :) Happy Saint Lucia from an Italian girl (just like Lucia) who now lives in beautiful Sweden :)

anann said...

I make these all the time for the cafe. They are super easy and have a beautiful effect :)

The House That Lars Built said...

doesn't she do great work?!

I wish I could have dropped by your cafe before I left. That will give me a reason to go back.

willowday said...

Thank you!! We're planning to fill my parents front walk with these this Christmas! We've just arrived in the US amidst a big storm!

Anonymous said...

I keep coming back to this as bringing beauty into the world practically. I'm glad there is enough winter left in Wisconsin to try this.

willowday said...

who'd think I'd welcome the idea of winter but having the joy of so many "thehousethatlarsbuilt" visitors from this christmas sharing has me looking forward to it! christmas in Sweden is cozy! I'd love to do more for you this year, too!