Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My Scandinavian Christmas Day 4

Day 4 of My Scandinavian Christmas is by Pinja of Pinjacolada based out of Helsinki, Finland. Pinja has a wonderful blog showcasing her beautiful photography and fantastic DIYs complete with touches of bright colors and bold patterns.
This year I wanted to make a piece of Christmas decoration Inspired by the Finnish traditional Himmeli, which is an ornament made of straw and is hung form the ceiling at Christmas time. I wanted to keep it natural and simple by using the straw and wooden beads that I decorated with a little bit of white paint. The ornament hangs now on our tiny Christmas three but after Christmas it could still stay around somewhere in the house. 

p.s. This is the video where I learned how to make the Himmeli piece (clear even if you don't speak Finnish).

Thank you so much Pinja for participating in My Scandinavian Christmas! And be sure to check out her wonderful blog. It's got the best ideas!

21 comments:

My Scandinavian Home said...

How beautiful. Such a clever idea :)

Koseli Cummings said...

The Scandinavian Christmas series is such a good idea. Thank you for sharing! I'm slightly obsessed with everything Scandinavia. You are living the dream!

Kathrine Armstrong said...

So pretty, this will be my christmas project this year :-) Where did you get the natural straws from?

Thank you for sharing :-)

Ida/FarWestLogbook said...

This is just gorgeous!

Traveling Mama said...

This is just brilliant! I totally want to try this!

Yelle said...

This garland is so pretty and modern! Perfect for a contemporary Christmas tree.

Jenna Robert said...

This is so great. I can honestly tell you that going to Scandinavia this summer has completely changed the way I view designing everything in my life. haha, as dramatic as that sounds, I am being 100% serious.

rachael said...

i love this garland! the wooden parts are so cute.

Pinja said...
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Pinja said...

I'm so happy to read all your kind comments, thank you so much!

Kathrine Armstrong: I bought the natural rye straws from a hobby/hand craft shop here in Helsinki.

Pippa said...

This is a beautiful idea I'd love to make! Now to find straws here in Australia!

Kitty B said...

I'm really enjoying this Scandinavian Christmas series - such a mass of great ideas and inspiration - so beautifully presented. Thanks for sharing and this one I might even try ; )

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Sweet Pea said...

Where did you find those tiny hollow wooden dowels? I'd like to make this project :)

Mymsie said...

What are the thin straws?

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