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!

2 COMMENTS

  1. I love this garland! I know this is an old post, but I am trying to figure out where I could buy the natural straws used in the garland? I can only find brass or copper. Thanks!

  2. Your comment is awaiting moderation

    Hi! I realize this is from years ago but I adore it!

    Would you mind sharing what kind of straw you used? I googled, and found bamboo dowel rod thingies….but i wasn’t sure if you had a better idea. I tried to click her video but it wouldn’t work.

    Thank you so much for sharing!!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Articles

DIY Family Photo Heirloom Ornaments

Find the tutorial e-book here. I mentioned about a month ago that I sent in my 23andMe kit and that I was anxiously awaiting the...

DIY Bead Chandelier

We've got a Pottery Barn hack for you guys to try! You've probably seen this amazing bead chandelier making its way around the social...

Recent Articles

Printable Valentine Papel Picado Streamers

Directions: Cut out the 5 designs of Papel Picado using the templates, you can use a craft cutter for this or an exacto...

DIY Valentine’s Rainbow Box and competition

Directions: Using a pencil draw a rainbow shape of the cardboard, once you have a shape that you like cut it out mine is...