Glædelig Jul, everybody!

1. DIY an alternative Christmas tree (out of birch, of course).

diy christmas tree

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2. Hang plenty of paper star lanterns.

paper stars

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3. Decorate with winter berries for a festive pop of color.

winter berries

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4. Buy a handcrafted Filigrantræ and never clean up pine needles again.

Filigrantræ

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5. Use a basket as a Christmas tree skirt.

basket

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6. Count down to Christmas with Advent candles.

Advent

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7. Make himmeli, traditional Finnish Christmas decorations, out of party straws and wire.

himmeli

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8. Add warmth and texture with throw blankets.

throws

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9. Craft a greenery garland using this easy tutorial from Homey Oh My.

greenery garland

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10. Use a glass cloche to elevate an item you love, like this nutcracker ornament.

glass cloche

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11. Plant forced bulbs such as hyacinths or paperwhites.

forced bulbs

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12. Use a wreath ring for a minimalist take on a Christmas staple.

wreath ring

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13. Opt for natural materials like jute, grapevine and branches.

natural materials

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14. Adorn a tabletop tree with a wooden bead garland.

wooden bead garland

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15. Put pine sprigs in clear glass bottles, and top them off with candlesticks.

pine sprig

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16. Play around with different types of indoor lighting.

lighting

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17. Choose a black and white color palette, rather than the tried-and-true red and green.

black and white

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18. Add a tomte or two — it’s a mythological creature from Scandinavian folklore.

tomte

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19. House-shaped lanterns scatter the light beautifully.

house lanterns

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20. Ripe winter citrus adds a welcome splash of color.

citrus

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21. DIY your own decor by tying a tiny Christmas tree to a vintage toy car.

vintage toy car

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22. And finally, embrace the concept of hygge by gathering together around the fire.

fireplace

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