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Today’s Guest Blogger: Emmy, Stockholm, Sweden

Blog: ennui.blogg.se

Making your own Christmas decorations is possibly the best way to achieve that Christmas feeling. This year I tried a sticky but sweet (literally) DIY project : Snowflakes made of vintage doilies. A nice frosty touch to otherwise pretty dreary  and snow less winters, which is, always, what we usually get here in Stockholm.

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Anyway, the snowflakes are pretty easy to make. You can find doilies at thrift shops and flea markets for pocket change.

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Once you’ve found your doilies you need to make them stiff. An easy way to achieve this is to use sugar water. Just dissolve sugar in a few drops of water by boiling the mixture for a minute or two.

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Once the sugar is dissolved you just let the mixture cool down for a couple of minutes and then dip your doilies in the sugar water. Squeez out the excess. Lay the doilies flat to stiffen for a couple of hours. By then you should have a bunch of frosty snowflakes.

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Just thread a piece of string through each snowflake and hang in your window or christmas tree, et voilà!

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