Ever since I saw Instagram @readysetmake, I know I had been bitten by the Himmeli’s bug.

Himmeli is a traditional Finnish Christmas decorations made from natural straw and is assembled in geometric shapes.   Once you  understand the basic shapes, the possibilities are endless.

I have gathered many images of how Himmeli(s) are used…other than for Christmas decorations.

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Himmeli as air plant holder

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Hmmeli as Wedding decorations.  Image: Decoholic

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Himmeli as necklace

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Himmeli as necklace. Image and Tutorial: Minted Strawberry

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Himmeli as Christmas tree decorations. Image and Tutorial: The House that Larsbuilt

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Himmeli as mobiles.  Image: OH JOY

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Himmeli as plant cage

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Himmeli as light fixture.  Image: Formly Love Of

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Himmeli as wall decorations.  Image and Tutorial: Doodle Craft

Are you inspired?

If by now, you put Himmeli in your List to Make, here’s is a good tutorial by ONR to make basic Himmeli shape:

{You can substitute the materials from paper / plastic straws to Brass tubes, from twine to wire, depending on the sturdiness you want to achieve}

himmeli, ornament, christmas ornamentshimmeli, ornament, christmas ornamentsSimilar projects I am gonna do is Teardrop planter.   Vintage Revivals has an awesome step by step tutorial to make this hanging planter for $ 15.

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Wish me luck with this project and the same luck to you…

Happy Himmeli !

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