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winter white window

This Tuesdays theme for Fabriken was Christmas window. During the summer we use these double-doors that faces the terrace, but when it´s cold and winter like this we keep it closed and I turn it into a cozy relaxing space. The light is great out here and we get the late sun during the afternoon.
The stars hanging from the three is made from glue. I use a glue-gun to draw out the stars on a non-stick surface and when they have dried I use a simple sewing thread to hang them from the three.
I had a really hard time keeping our dog out of the pictures today. He loves to be in the middle of everything and is all about the attention.Or maybe he just wanted to be on camera :-) Happy Tuesday! /Sussi
 
 
 

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

 

decorating with note sheets

This post is the first in a series I'll be posting during the next couple of days about using note sheet paper for decorating and paper craft ideas.
In this project I will make a couple of little note sheet candles. You can find the directions to the project in this printable PDF.
Happy Friday Project! /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

 
 

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 

tea for two

 As my sister mentioned in a previous post, I like to store dried flowers. It is fascinating to experience a flower take on a new life, when it is actually suppose to be buried in the compost. The color scale of the hydrangeas in these pictures is beyond comparison. Here paired with the latest of my sister’s flea marked finds, a set of teacups, they are the perfect match.
A nice little idea for setting the table when having people over for tea/coffee is using an old note sheet as table mat. These can also be found at flea markets. It adds to the charm when using vintage china.

Later I will show you how I also use my dried hydrangeas....which are one of my favorite flowers. You’ll soon learn that I have quite a few favorites. Maybe an occupational hazard of being a florist /Sussi

This is our sunday picture for fabriken.
 
 

 

patina and terracotta pots

Perfection is not always the solution if you want to achieve a natural and rough look on your terrace. Often what adds character to a place, is history, giving it a worn look. A nice way to do this is getting all those old pots that you left behind the shed months ago, which has now gathered quite a mossy patina, and plant flowers to suit the seasons in them. This will make your terrace look authentic and earthy.
 
 
 

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