My Scandinavian Christmas day 20

Day 20 of My Scandinavian Christmas is with the lovely Elaina Keppler of Fint og Deilig. Elaina was my very first blogging friend in Copenhagen. As a Canadian living in Denmark she brings rustic elements from her native homeland to her new home and infuses it into her new Etsy shop, Fog and Cedar that she shares with Nicola Ens.
This time of year means a lot of different things for different people. Though one of the things I think we can all agree is worth celebrating (especially those of us living in the north) is that the days start getting lighter after the 21st. Since I’ve been living here in Copenhagen, I’ve started a tradition of celebrating the winter solstice and appreciating the beauty of these cold, dark, and quiet days by bundling up and taking a long walk in the nature reserve near our apartment. I watch the earliest sunset of the year and then spend the evening in candlelight, enjoying a simple meal and good company.

This year I decided to make some easy decorations by gathering branches and berries on my walk to make a candle centerpiece. To make your own you’ll need some branch and greenery cuttings, candles, a board or plate (I used a plank of cedar), and clay (sold here in grocery stores but hobby or craft stores should have it too). All you need to do is spread the clay on the board to make a base to stick the candles and greenery into. I find it’s easiest to work in layers, arranging them as you’d like and adding cuttings until the clay isn’t visible. Once you are done, you can add an ornament or other decoration to personalize it a bit. Happy solstice everyone! 

Thank you so much Elaina! Check out her blog and Etsy shop!

3 COMMENTS

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Trending Articles

    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...

    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...

    Recent Articles

    DIY Presidents day dolls!

    George Washington Our country's first president is immortalized as a plush doll with some adorable embroidery accents. I'm especially loving the fringe of the blouse...

    Valentine’s Box Competition winners

    2020 Valentines box contest winner! The winner of the first annual Valentine Box challenge is...Hannah Gumbo of @NotAllThatGlittersIsGumbo. Hannah created a box inspired by Belvoir...