Posts Categorized: Recessionista

How to Make A Himmeli Geometric Ornament


Don’t you love those geometric Xmas ornaments you see at Scandi interiors? They are inspired by a Finnish tradition called Himmeli. Originally these decorations were made with straw but hipster versions are executed in brass or metal and are quite expensive. Since I don’t like spending a lot of money on Xmas decorations, this Himmeli DIY and a pack of black straws is all you need .

Scandi Style Xmas Tablesetting On A Budget


For a Scandi Design table setting on a budget, be inspired by House Doctor for a black, white, silver and gold theme. One of the showstoppers is that gold tableware, which is a perfect DIY project using vintage cutlery from the thriftshop. While you’re at it, also spray paint some geometric shapes found at the hardware store and hang them in a pine branch. Decorate the table with white dinnerware, black and white tree decorations and lots of candles.


The Clutter Free Gift Of Food


After DIY’s on the crocheted pouf, carpet and copper candle it’s time for the clutter free gift of food. To make a recipe-in-a-jar you only need a (recycled) jar, dry ingredients and your handwritten secret recipe for cookies, brownies, granola, tea, coffee or hot coco. Add beautiful layers of the ingredients to a clean jar and finish it with a tiny bottle of liquor, Xmas decoration and a handwritten label.

Please make some extra effort for us Food Intolerant Foodies, do this FructMal, FODMAP or gluten free with adjusted ingredients and recipes.


Xmas Jewelry From The Céline Spring 15 Collection


After Alex, be inspired by the Céline Spring 15 collection for some cool Xmas outfits. The little black dress or the jumpsuit in your closet get an instant Holiday look with oversized strass ear clips. Find a similar style in the highstreet or create your own by adjusting vintage ear clips with strass strains from the craft store.

Always choose one statement accessory and keep the rest of your your outfit Phoebs-like minimalist to avoid looking like a walking Xmas tree.