|Norwegian paper hearts|
For as long as I can remember we made paper hearts at Christmas. As a small child, I recall how difficult it could be but how excited I was to see my finished woven paper heart hung on the Christmas tree holding a few sweets. Memories are precious don't you think. In this evocative time of year, it would not feel like Christmas to me if I did not have some paper hearts somewhere in my home. This year they are to be found on the windowsill in our kitchen. For details on how to make them click here . Many will argue that these are called Danish hearts, but in my heart they are Norwegian.
|Woven paper hearts in situ in my Christmas kitchen|
This year I have turned my attention to paper cutting baubles. I had so much fun making these that the midnight oil was struck a few weeks ago as I just could not stop. Fun, quick and easy to make. I followed my pencil literally as I did not have a pattern and made it up as I went along. All you need is some paper, a craft knife and some imagination. The baubles are hung up in my study...
|Paper baubles on the window. looking from the outside in|
|Paper baubles on the window, looking from the inside out|
|Like snowflakes, no two baubles are the same|
The Scandinavians have always enjoyed paper crafts at Christmas and the intricate details that some can manage is astonishing, the next link is for paid paper cuts but I show it here to give you an idea of what the Scandi's get up too... Swedish paper cut mobiles And pop over and look at Ingrid's blog,
she maybe German but fell in love with paper art whilst in Denmark ... Ingrid Norwegian artist Karen Bit has an international reputation for her paper art, it is beyond unbelievable. And to give you some ideas of what you can do at home just look at this page from Pinterest: paper cut
♥ Have you dabbled in paper cutting?