Last year around this time we did DIY-ed cinnamon stick himmeli to make natural decorations inspired by traditional Finnish ornaments. This year we’re taking things up a notch and making a full garland of them! Perfect for hanging above the mantel or on your front door, this project uses a few things that might already be hiding in your pantry to invite festivities and natural elements into your space.
Start by stringing a dozen cinnamon sticks onto the twine you’d like to use for your garland and tie together your himmeli — you can find the full instructions in our previous post here!
Next, make a small hole on either side of the dried orange slices and thread a foot-long piece of string in one hole and out the other side. Tie one end of the string to a himmeli and tie the other to the next himmeli in the garland. Repeat and finish with an orange slice and string on each end.
I love how this project turned out! This looks so fun hanging in a swag against our white wall and twinkling lights — especially as the sun begins to set. Such pretty shadows.
But I also like the way it looks hanging straight up and down. Which way is your favorite?
Photography and styling by Jojotastic. DIY by Material Delight for Jojotastic.
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