40 Scandinavian-Style Christmas Decor Ideas You Will Adore

40+ Scandinavian Christmas decorations

What's black and white and wood all over? A modern, rustic, Scandinavian Christmas! We've rounded up forty (40!!) Scandinavian Christmas decorations that will have you daydreaming of log fires and warm glasses of glogg in no time. God Jul!      

1. Simple Black and White Scandinavian Christmas decorations

2. White Christmas Kitchen Decor

3. Elegant Bathroom Christmas Decor

4. Rustic Bedroom Decor with DIY Branch Garland

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5. DIY Rustic Advent Candles

6. Branch and Tube Candle Display

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Make It: Simple DIY Tabletop Twine-Wrapped Tree

Add a pop of seasonal cheer to a lonely side table with this easy DIY idea from Fellow Fellow!      

All you need to make your own decorative twine twigs (which can be displayed year-round, really) is some super-thick floral wire, twine, tape, and a trusty pair of pliers and wire cutters. Once you’ve gathered your supplies, check out the tutorial over on Fellow Fellow!

Oh, and how ’bout those awesome concrete ornaments?? There’s a tutorial for those little beauties right here. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Outdoor Log Lounge Chair

Even though it snowed yesterday where I live (Hello, weather! It’s May! Get a grip.), my thoughts are occupied by visions of summer and lounging in the sun with a good book. Of course, to lounge one would need a lounge chair. I’m thinking of giving this rustic-meets-modern version a go!      

Depending on where you live, getting your hands on birch logs can be a challenge. Fortunately, this tutorial from HomeMade Modern can be adapted to a variety of cylindrically-shaped materials. Continue Reading

How To: Make a DIY Tree Branch Floor Lamp

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This DIY tree branch lamp is a unique project that could easily be scaled to your liking (a desk lamp, perhaps?)!     

I love the touch of copper as well, though it would be fun to play with different materials or finishes for this part of the lamp! Check out how to make your own over on Design Sponge.

Roundup: 15 Awesome Things to Make with Tree Branches and Limbs!

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Branches, twigs, and logs — oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.     


1. DIY Wood Pencil Holder

2. DIY Painted Driftwood Coat Rack

3. DIY Typographic Tree Limb Coasters

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4. DIY Log Centerpiece Votive Holder

5. DIY Tree Stump Side Table

6. DIY Tree Branch Napkin Rings

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7. DIY Tree Stump Table Lamp

8. DIY Tree Stump Coffee Table

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Make It: A DIY Log Slice Side Table

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Looking to add a little woodsy warmth to your abode? Then you’ll definitely want to put this DIY log slice side table to your to-do list!    

Oh, and start looking for some good logs, because no doubt you’ll want to make more* than one of these babies. Once you’ve got your hands on the perfect log, check out Seakettle for the full how-to!

*I’d be half-tempted to make an entire log slice table forest!

[via Apartment Therapy]


Inspiration: Turn a Branch into a Floor Lamp

created at: 02/28/2012Hard-wiring overhead lighting can be intimidating for a DIYer, which is why floor lamps are often the preferred way to go when you want overhead light. However,  ‘conversation area’ type floor lamps can be really expensive. Nice to know we can make one using a branch and some hanging lights. Here’s a few lamp alternatives I found on Amazon that could do the trick.

Brushed Nickel Warehouse Shade:

Nuvo 76/661 Brushed Nickel Warehouse Shade

Designers Edge:

Designers Edge L-1712 14-Inch Indoor One-Light Downward Hanging Farm Light Fixture, Powder Coated

As far as the pot goes, I’d opt for a cardboard cylinder type thing. Continue Reading

How To: Make DIY Twig Buttons!

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Okay, before you think “What could I possibly do with a bunch of twig buttons?!”, I have an answer (or five).  Ahem.  They are: embellish pillows! Embellish gifts and gift tags! Use them on these felt gadget cases! Use them for knitting projects! Turn them into cute magnets!  See?  There are SO many ways to use them.  All jazzed up to make some twig buttons now?  Here’s how.    

Katie Startzman (yes, the same Katie that brought those beautiful DIY leather journals), created these twig buttons from a birch branch she’d cut down over the summer.   Continue Reading

Make It: A Space-Saving DIY Twig Christmas Tree!

created at: 12/07/2011

The always awesome and incredibly clever Karen Bertelsen from The Art of Doing Stuff came up with one of the best alternative Christmas tree ideas I’ve seen in a long time: a space-saving, wall-mounted twig tree!  Want to make one yourself?  Here’s what you’ll need!   


Find as many near-straight sticks as you can get your hands on.  Also grab some “removeable poster tabs / tape tabs”; 3M makes these.  After that all you need are your decorations and Karen’s fantastic (and humorous) tutorial!   Continue Reading

How To: Make Easy DIY Tree Branch Wall Hooks!

created at: 11/28/2011

Classy, rustic, and modern (they’re white!) all at once, these DIY branch wall hooks will have you dreaming of Scandinavian cabins in no time.   


With a few simple materials and tools, your wall hook woes will be over thanks to this simple, 4-step DIY idea from Scandinavian Deko.  All you need are branches (of course), a knife, sandpaper, paint, and a drill.  Get outside and start collecting branches–then head over to Scandinavian Deko to see how it all comes together! Continue Reading