Advent DIY: Scandinavian Christmas Table Decorations
It’s Christmas Time!
Well, Christmas is finally (almost…) here, and with just 10 days to go, we decided to put on a big spread! All hands are on deck when guests come over for Christmas, between preparing the turkey, wrapping presents (check out Daphne’s wrapping tips here), and baking a pumpkin pie, there isn’t a whole lot of time left for decorating the table!
Luckily, the Løv team is here to help.
Lighting & Scandinavia
As you probably know, light is of the utmost importance in Scandinavian culture. As the days grow shorter, locals beat the winter blues by decorating their homes with lots of lights, in any shape or size. That’s why light (and our passion for candles) inspired our centerpiece!
Ready? Let’s go.
Create a Scandinavian Christmas centerpiece
To create your beautiful Christmas centerpiece, you will need:
- 3 large pine tree branches
- 2-4 large white candles
- Tea lights (as many as you’d like)
- Candle holders (as many as you’d like)
- Small white flowers
Place the pine tree branches at the center of your table. If you need to cut the branches to thin them out, go ahead and do so. Next, add the small white flowers. Evenly space out the candles in the other two branches. Add in the pine cones, and you’re all set!
Careful! Don’t forget to blow out the candles when you leave the room because pine is very flammable.
DIY : place cards
we believe it’s all in the details here at Løv so we’re sharing a tutorial on how to make place cards that will delight your guests!
You will need :
- Napkins with golden accents
- Small kraft paper tags
- Black marker
- Small pine branches
Step 1 :
Choose a 2.5-in pine twig and remove the needles that are located at the bottom half-inch of the twig.
Step 2 :
Cut the kraft paper tags into the shape and/or size that you prefer. Then, all you have to do is write in your guests’ names.
Step 3 :
Take the end of the pine twig without needles and tie it to the tag using a piece of twine. Tighten it firmly.
Step 4 : Let’s get folding!
Fold in the right and left sides of your napkin in order to get an upside-down necktie shape. To finish it off, tie your place card to the napkin and place it on your plates!