Ornament No. 2: Woven Christmas Hearts

Hi,
I know. This month is off to a racing start. When I decided to create this year’s 4th Annual 24 Days of Scandinavian Creative Calendar I wanted to go all in.  I promised you travel and inspiration and I hope you’re finding it here daily with a new posts and the chance to meet Scandinavian or Scandinavian-inspired creatives for 24 days.

If you saw yesterday’s post then you know that I’ve added 5 extra posts just for kids, as a special gift to you, on top of these 24 daily posts. For five days this week, I’ve invited in several guests and will also be sharing my own projects with you in an ORNAMENT series.

Today’s Woven Heart Ornaments are quintessential Scandinavian and I’ve asked today’s guest, Mie and her kids to come show you how to make these!

Let me introduce you. Continue with me below …
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