After our month in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden this summer, craft inspiration was coming out of my pores. My husband and I chose this European adventure for a few reasons, and one of the main ones was because we are big-time lovers of Scandinavian design.
When Gina of Willowday asked if I wanted to join her Scandinavian Holiday Creative Collective I was both flattered and intimated. I had to pare down the thousands of mental images I had of all of the beautiful things and places we had seen? I took a very long but amazing trip down iPhoto lane and looked back at pics of modern design, beautiful landscapes, and delicious pastries. I made a list of ideas with little drawings, but when I came to the one single photo I took that month that had to do with Christmas, I couldn’t help but be inspired by something more traditional and straightforward…ornaments!
These sweet little bead-and-pom-pom ornaments are super-easy, but they have a very modern, clean, yet soft feel to them. The combo of raw wood and beautiful yarn feel so Scandinavia to me!
If you want to make some yourself, here’s what you’ll need:
Make a 1-to-2-inch pom-pom. (I just use my hand as my pom-pom form, wrapping the yarn around 3 fingers.) Trim it down so it’s nice and even. Make sure to leave one long string attached.
Cut an 8-inch piece of wire and string beads onto it. Bend it into a circle so that it leaves the right amount of space for your pom-pom.
Trim the ends of the wire and twist to seal. Wrap the long string from the pom-pom around this joint, and tie a loop to hang.