Saturday, December 18, 2010

Scandinavian Christmas, Day 6

Wow, it's already Day 6 of Scandinavian Christmas! And today Carina is popping over from Carina's Craftblog, a blog that is bursting with cuteness. Carina is incredibly talented and makes amazing embroidery patterns, check out her shop, Polka and Bloom. And if those weren't cute enough, she also has some pretty awesome tutorials, free patterns, fabric designs and embroidery books too!

On top of being a super-talented crafter, she's a Scandinavian (Danish) girl who loves celebrating Christmas! It doesn't get much better than that.

I grew up in Denmark and every year for Christmas we made these cones ('kræmmerhuse') to decorate the Christmas tree. They are traditionally hung on the tree and then filled with cookies or sweets.

They can be a bit fiddly to make at first, but I'm sure you'll soon get the hang of it! :-)

God Jul!
xo, Carina

You will need paper or thin card stock, plain or patterned. Glue, sticky tape, some fancy decorated tape if you've got it. Scissors or knife and cutting mat. Glitter and small Christmassy pictures for decorating.

Print off the template, trace onto your paper and cut out cones and handles. The template has three different cone sizes.

Lightly fold one straight edge of the cone towards the other straight edge, this will help make the point.. pointy!

Add glue on the other edge and fold it over the first edge. It can be a bit tricky to make everything line up properly and make the point sharp. It may be a good idea to practive the cone 'folding' before you add glue.

If you are a silly person like moi, you make your cone from card stock that is too thick and then you can forget about glueing in and you will have to stick it down with tape!

Add glue to the outside of the ends of the handles and stick in place inside the cone.

Ideas for decorating the cones:

Add glue along the rim of the cone and dip in glitter. Cut pretty pictures from magazines or wrapping paper and glue onto the cone.

Thank you Carina! Be sure to stop by her blog and check out some of her stuff in her shop, like this little number:

1 comment:

  1. I have just put this on the list for Holiday Craft day with Sophia and Antonio next year! I think they will love making these and then filling with candy for their tree. (Of course the candy will last all of ten minutes in their house!)

    Thank you both of you for this tutorial.