It’s no secret that I love Christmas, it’s one of my favourite times of the year. I’m extra excited this week as this Sunday marks the First Day of Advent when I finally feel free to put up some decorations (hence the back-to-back ‘jul’ themed posts)! However, I understand that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea – or indeed that everyone celebrates Christmas so I promise to try to keep it balanced over the coming weeks!
With that said, who’s ready for some decorating ideas? Ho ho ho! One of my favourite Swedes to follow at time of the year is Anna Truelsen, her home is always full of beautiful, yet simple decoration ideas – many of which are handmade. Here are five I spotted which would make great crafting ideas:
2. A simple sapling placed in a vase or pot of water: a very popular Scandinavian tradition (especially if you’re lucky enough to have Christmas trees growing in your garden – yes, I know….!). Pulling saplings up and placing them in a vase, ceramic pot or other vessel of your choice make for a really pretty ‘au natural’ decoration. Plus you can replant them after the festive period!
By the way, how stunning is Anna’s table? Almost made me weep!
6. A Tree in a basket or pot: It’s lovely to bring a tree into the house early, but if you’re not careful it’ll quickly droop come Christmas Day. And that’s where potted trees come into the mix. If watered regularly, they’ll stay fresh and healthy – as well as smell divine. And you can replant it once Christmas is over!
Have a hyggelig weekend friends!
Photography: Anna Truelsen – shared with kind permission.