Scandinavian style is still very much on trend and it really comes into its own at Christmas. The red and white palette and folk inspired designs are synonymous with the festive season.
One really quick and easy way to capture Scandinavian craft chic is to make your own Christmas decorations, like these beautiful crocheted red and white snowflake baubles from the Crochet Your Own Baubles Kit. The kit includes yarn to make the red and white snowflake design – for a beautiful addition to your decorations. These baubles are quick and easy to make and require very little yarn but they look stunning hanging from the green branches of a Christmas tree. There are no tricky yarn colour changes – the baubles are crocheted in the round in one colour and the snowflake design is stitched on the top. Homemade decorations also make gorgeous gifts for friends and family. Find these and other gorgeous handmade Christmas decorations in the ebook Crochet Your Own Christmas Baubles.
If you’re not a crocheter there are plenty of other crafty ways to bring the Scandinavian look into your home this Christmas. Candle socks are a stylish way to give knitted socks a new lease of life and look really effective on the table or mantelpiece. Simply cut off the worn part of the sock and sew up the opening to create ‘candlesocks’. Snowflake lanterns are another easy way to give your home the Scandi look. Punch a festive snowflake pattern onto a white paper bag and then fill the bottom with sand topped with a night light – magical!
There are plenty of other ideas in Handmade Scandinavian Christmas for you to try out: sewers can make gorgeous red and white decorations to hang on the tree with red and white felt – so easy to sew and no need to worry about finishing edges. Make your own by simply drawing around Christmas themed cookie cutters onto felt – angel and heart motifs work well – and stitching together before stuffing. Try using a contrasting colour embroidery thread for a more folk inspired style. There is still plenty of time to make your own Christmas decorations, so get creative and make your Christmas even more special this year.