Christmas Scandinavian paper craft

December 8th

Paper craft has always been popular in Scandinavia, in Norway an afternoon in December in school is given over to making the wonderful paper woven baskets, a post from a couple of years ago explains the love of Norwegian hearts:  Hearts and in Denmark families will spend an afternoon not just creating woven hearts but Christmas paper mobiles.  It's fun and suitable for all ages and great to create new ones each year.  Have a go and maybe start a new tradition.  A few ideas that I have tried out this year...


Easy to make circles, jus use two different shaped bowls


Again, easy to make symmetrical hearts, use cookie cutters


A paper heart mobile, Scandinavian style


Made from inspiration taken from various sources on Pintrest


Scandi bird


Hanging paper bauble


And even this year in our local supermarket, they too clearly love paper crafting...

I love the shape of this bauble


How effective is this dash of red for the robin

 
   How are you Christmas preparations coming along?  Might you give paper crafting a go? 





12 comments:

  1. These are all very sweet! I have tried this craft before and I love it, but I have not done anything recently. You have inspired me. I love the hanging hearts and little bird. I hope you have a lovely week! x Karen

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    1. So glad to have inspired you to pick up the craft knife again. Happy paper cutting Karen

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  2. Might thought exactly! Effective and cheap AND fun

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  3. Just beautiful Selma - I love the fragile detail and yet feels so festive and pretty! I love scrapbooking kinds of paper crafting - but have never tried something like this. Love it! Thanks for sharing. xoxo

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    1. Scrap booking paper would be ideal for this Carrie. Hope you give it a try

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  4. Beautiful! I love the tree and the bauble, they are so good. You really are very clever you know! xx

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    1. Umm not sure about that Amy, but thank you for the compliment x

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  5. Oh so beautiful, they are all so festive and pretty. The supermarket decorations puts the tinsel in my local to shame xx

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  6. Everything is wonderful.
    Happy Holidays!
    Meredith

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