DIY Christmas flower arrangement

This year I decided to make my own Christmas flower arrangement with advent lights. One of the reasons that I wanted to make my own, is that I wanted to have pillar candles, because then I can burn the lights a lot longer than the regular ones. I also love to fill the house with Christmas plants, moss and cones, so a flower arrangement like this was just perfect for me.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN:

• You need a big bowl.
• Then fill it with flower foam/oasis.
• Make sure to have some holes for the flowers/plants that you are going to use.
• Then put the plants in the holes.
• Cover the rest with moss.
• It´s now time to place the candles. To keep them steady, I used oasis pin holders and oasis fix tape.
• Put different kinds of cones on top of the moss.

Then you have a wonderful Christmas flower arrangement with advent lights!

Remember: Candles require attention – all the time!

DIY Christmas flower arrangement
photos © Nina Holst

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Get ready for Advent

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10 TIPS FOR ADVENT

Are you all set for the first day of Advent? I´m not, but luckily I have a few days to plan and to buy the things I need.

First of all, I need a star for my window ( I´m thinking maybe nr. 3 would be nice? ). Also, for many years I´ve been looking for that perfect electrical candlestick for our kitchen window, and finally I´ve found one that I know I will enjoy for the rest of my life (nr.1 in white). It´s quite expensive, but I prefer to have a few Christmas items that I really appreciate than a lot of “trendy” products that have to be replaced in a few years. It´s good for the environment and for the traditions. For me, there is something joyful about taking these precious and “timeless” decorations out of my Christmas decoration storage box and is something I look forward to every Christmas.

Anyway, here are 10 products that I feel will look great for this year´s Advent and many years to come. Click on the numbers underneath my collage to go to the product.

 

Easy Christmas wreaths

Christmas wreaths are decorative, and can be very easy to make. Last week I made these two small wreaths to hang in the window, and I only used 15 minutes to make them both!

HOW TO MAKE AN EASY CHRISTMAS WREATH:

• First I make a circle out of some thick wire (you can buy this in the flower shop).
• I start with one eucalyptus stem, and use a thin green wire to attach it to the wire circle that I made.
• Then I take a new eucalyptus stem and overlap the first one before I attach it with the thin wire again.
• I do this all the way around until I have filled the whole circle.
• Spray some water on the wreath to keep it fresh longer.
• If you want to hang it in the window, you can use a thread or a ribbon ( I used a white thread here.. )

The wreaths not only look good, they smells good as well… Enjoy!
If you like wreaths, you can also check out last years DIY Christmas wreath.


photos © Nina Holst

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20 JULEGAVETIPS FRA ROOM21

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1. Tenk å servere kaffen med denne fine Bernadotte termosen til Georg Jensen – en klassiker!
2. Et skinnforkle gjør garantert kokkeleringen bedre.
3. En krukke til smånips som ligger fremme – denne likte jeg.
4. Jeg har lenge ønsket meg en ny salt/pepper bøsse og Bottle Grinder fra Menu står på ønskelisten.
5. Kunne trenge noen nye glass til Akevitten. Shot glass i serien Grand Cru er enkle og fine.
6. Sort Le Cruset gryte har i grunn stått på ønskelisten lenge. Får håpe nissen får det med seg i år : )
7. Vi kunne trenge et skohorn, og falt veldig for dette fra Skagerak.
8. Gode kniver er godt å ha når julemiddager skal tilberedes. Kult med sort!
9. Liker så godt den nye Menu Pov veggstaken.
10. Drømmer om et blankt og vakkert bestikk i fra Georg Jensen.
11. Jeg har allerede en Cloudy pot i sort, men kunne nå tenke meg en hvit også. Fine, ikke sant?
12. Denne Mantis lampen er så utrolig tøff, og jeg vet akkurat hvor jeg skulle hengt den.
13. Denne kroppsoljen fra Meraki skal visstnok være perfekt for tørr hud – ja, takk!
14. Dersom jeg skulle kjøpe en ny adventsstake så hadde det blitt Season i fra Georg Jensen.
15. Jeg elsker å fylle huset fullt av saueskinn på vinteren. Dette var fint!
16. Hank lysestake har stått på ønskelisten i flere år. Perfekt i vinduet, eller en mørk krok.
17. Sengetepper er det dårlig med her i huset. Dette hadde gjort seg..
18. Ønsker meg så denne enkle vakre Liljan lysestaken i fra Skultuna.
19. Jeg har mer enn nok med vaser, men må innrømme at jeg gjerne kunne tenke meg en Pallo vase også.
20. Duftlys er forbruksvare og er deilig året rundt – en fin julegave!

 

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Kitchen Villa Hegge

Last Thursday I went on a girls trip with my friends Marthe and Melissa to visit our friend Henriette in Tromsø. On Friday we all drove to Melissa´s fab cabin Villa Hegge in Sjøvegan to spend the weekend together in Northern Norway. Oh, joy!

I have followed Melissa´s cabin renovation-project from the beginning through social media, so it was really nice to finally see her cabin in real life – what an amazing job she has done! Every little detail is well planned, and I just love the personal touch it has. The view from the big windows are also breathtaking. If you are curious about the cabin transformation, you can check out her earlier posts on her Instagram account @villahegge.

Here are some photos from the cabin that I took with my phone ( it isn´t much daylight up in Northern Norway at the moment, so the quality of the photos aren´t the best I´m afraid.. ):

Okay, so we did a little styling before this picture : )

Love the mix of new and old.

A comfy tailor-made Eilertsen sofa with extra storage underneath. Genius!
The framed pressed flowers are made by Melissa´s grandfather a long time ago – how cute is that?

Here you see the main bedroom that she has painted green. So cool, and the view from bed are spectacular. If you want to wake up to this amazing view as well, it´s actually possible to rent her cabin on AirBnb. I promise you a inspiring stay!


photos © Nina Holst