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note sheet flowers

Last project in the note sheet series is a gift box and a couple of paper flowers. These little paper flowers can be used when gift-wrapping or you might want to add a string and hang them in a tree or window. You'll find the instructions and template for the gift box and flower in this printable PDF.
 
Have a wonderful snowy Monday! /Annika
 
 
 

paper cones & pinecones

The second project in the note sheet series is actually two projects. One is a paper cone that you can use when giving away home baked treats or just want to have pretty packaging laying around.
The other project is a couple of Christmas ornaments shaped like pinecones, which is perfect for hanging in a tree or to decorate on a table. The instructions can be found in this printable PDF.
These little projects are also our Sunday contribution to Fabriken.
Ha en trevlig första advent! /Annika

 

moss tree

This is a fun little project. The tree with the pot is no more than 25 cm high and the moss ball is about 10 cm in diameter. You can of course make any size you want.
The stem of the tree is made from a branch that’s pressed into a piece of clay shaped to fit the pot and then cover the clay with mos. The moss ball that makes the shape of the tree is created from pressing moss together into a ball using thin wire to keep it in place. You make room for the top of the stem in the moss ball and glue or wire it together.
The three is now ready to be decorated with pinecones, Christmas balls and ribbon of your choice. Happy Project. /Sussi

 

adventspynt

This Tuesday's theme for fabriken was advent decoration which gave us an opportunity once again to be creative. I wanted to try out a more unconventional advent decoration and instead of the traditional wreath, I used a large tray, added four candles, filled it with moss, bark, pinecones and some Christmas glitter.
On one side of the tray I made room for a rustic pot with a Christmas rose.I like how the whole decoration feels like I just brought a piece of the garden inside. 

Happy Tuesday! /Sussi

 
 

monday christmas colors

The fun thing about decorating for Christmas is that there are no rules. You can pick a new favorite color palette every year and try out new decorations. There are a lot of places where you can find your color inspiration. Foods are to me a great place to look and the season also invites new flavors into your home. I have a love for chocolate all year round, but when autumn and winter comes I find that it's especially irresistible. Cinnamon is a spice that I don't particularly like, but during Christmas season, its scent creates a very homey feel to me. All these smells are like color palettes to me. 

This year I'm going with a mix of earthy chocolate and cool scandinavian blue/gray colors with a sprinkle of red. What are your Christmas colors this year? /Annika

 
 

furry wreath 'how to'

Since we have put a few wreaths on the site this week, we wanted to explain how they are made. This wreath is made out of fur, bark, pinecones, moss, Christmas balls and ribbon in a beautiful mix. It is easily put together with a glue gun, where all the pieces are being glued on a straw wreath.

You start by gluing all the main-materials on the straw wreath (fur, bark and ribbon). The peaces doesn´t have to be exactly square, it will make the end result more exciting. Now you have to fill in the "holes" with moss, pinecones and Christmas balls to finish the project.

This was one of my favorite projects, because the choice of materials was so different. It will make a wonderful peace on the wall for Christmas.
If you´ve got any question, feel free to leave a message.

Happy project. /Sussi

This is our Sunday picture for fabriken.
 
 
 

the go nuts box

One of those things I really like about this season is the foods and smells it brings. I love when the first clementines/satsumas are in store. They have this lemon like sourness, but they are the ones I like the most.  And when you start to find those big piles of walnuts and hazelnuts... you're really starting to feel the season. I like to take all of that with me home. 
When you buy clementines, you sometimes get them in a 'not so nice looking' wooden box and even I like to keep stuff (have this idea of turning anything into something usable) most times I just get rid of it. But this year I had THE idea. I wanted to turn it into a usable, but pretty wooden box. 

I call it "the go nuts" box. 

 
 
 
This was a fairly simple project but I will write a more detailed instruction pdf with pictures later and post here as well. If you have any questions about this project, just ask in the comments for this posts. Happy project! /Annika 

Contrast

I have had this wreath in mind for a quite a while now and since the exciting Tuesdays theme at Fabriken is contrasts, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to finally make it.
I do think the contrasts in life are what makes us think, feel and force us to make decisions...and from a creative perspective, thinking in contrast is what makes us use materials and colors differently and use combination that originally might not have suited each other. Without contrast the word challenge wouldn’t exist – We love contrasts (and challenges)...thank you, Fabriken for a great Tuesday theme. /Sussi

 

inspiration from all corners of the world.

It is easy to get caught up in the blogosphere. Even more easy to loose track of time when searching for inspiration and the way that one post will send you around the world to another great piece of inspiration...hours will fly by.
Today I went by the blog Helt Enkelt (beautiful blog) by Anna-Malin and she had a post on some great posters she bought from Canada, by Eva Juliet. Of couse I then had to check out Eva Juliet's amazing graphic art, just to realise I'd already been there. My eye had caught her vintage poster collection earlier this week in the Gifted Magazine by Creature Comforts. And as I have a weak spot for graphic art, especially when its this beautiful, I just have to share it with you. Here are some of my faves:
 
Image from Eva Juliet
 
Image from Eva Juliet 
 
 
 
Gifted Magazine is the only holiday magazine and gift guide you'll need. You'll find anything from wrapping tips and ideas to great gift suggestion. You might not be able to get all of it here in Scandinavia, but it will definitly spark your list of gift ideas. /Annika

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