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decor) can be made with wooden blocks instead, and then painted with bright pastel colours and metallic silver and gold paint. Wreaths are also a common Scandinavian holiday feature, but instead of one large wreath placed on the door, a few small to medium-sized ones are hung from a long tree branch to create a wall display. The wreaths are typically bare and the ribbons used to hang the wreath are in reds or neutral tones. Some, however, display an oddity of baubles or handmade felt decorations in shapes of reindeer, baubles, hearts or trees. Mounted deer heads are prominent in Scandinavian homes. Instead of looking for a real one that might scare the daylights out of the children who will be visiting, look for faux mounted deer heads in white for a modern feel. Extra festive points are awarded if the antlers are painted in gold or a wreath has been placed around the head. The geometrical outline of a full body deer is the modern take on this traditional decor. Usually in black, the geometrical element fits in well with modern-themed rooms. holiday scenes around the world. The usual miniature green trees and grass are sprinkled with fake snow to recreate a snowy forest. White forest creatures are added to the scene.
A snowy Scandinavian village is another scene that is commonly recreated for festive terrariums. Little wooden or brown cardboard houses are placed among miniature trees in fake snow. String lights are added for the festive atmosphere. For a fun twist, paint and decorate the little homes to look like gingerbread houses and add mini candy canes next to it.
These are only some of many ideas to help inspire you to make the home livelier and brighter this holiday season. Get the family in on these to foster closer family ties and bonds this festive time. Rule of thumb - there is no right or wrong in being creative, so be open and “don’t get your tinsel in a tangle”.
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