I love decorating and DIY-ing for Christmas! It’s my favourite season to do little creative projects and this year is no exception.
My choice of Christmas decors used to be all bright red and green, and I had always gravitated towards “the more, the merrier” type of decorating. I have been slowly moving away from “more” this year and have been intentionally keeping everything as simple as I can. I’d like to say I am a work in progress on this journey.
This year’s Christmas, I am embracing simplicity and minimalism too and was inspired to get that Scandinavian Christmas look. One Saturday morning, we drove to Crone Woods to gather my supplies for my interpretation of this look and surprisingly, we didn’t need to walk deep into the woods to collect my supplies. We found fallen pine leaves and branches in all their fallen glory just two minutes walk from the entrance. The ornaments were bought from Sostrene Grene, my go-to Christmas shop for Scandinavian goodies that do not break the bank.
Here, I present you the simple Christmas decors I DIY-ed for this year.
Materials – 2 wooden embroidery hoops, real pine leaves, real pine cones I collected from two winters ago, twine, white ornament to tie everything together.
Prep Time – 5 minutes (I was surprised how fast it can be done!)
Inspired by this banner in black, I made my own version in gold.
Materials: gold art/craft paper, twine, washi tape, pine leaves and pine cones
Prep Time: One hour including cutting and hanging the banner.
Hanging Christmas Branch
Materials – One or two branches with pine leaves, pine leaves as fillers, Christmas baubles and ornaments, thread
Prep Time – Two hours because we had to dig a hole first in the kitchen.