Dec 11th Ennui

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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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Jenny at Dos Familyreply
December 11, 2009 at 10:12 AM

I love this idea.
I think I am going to try it this weekend. Thank you for sharing Emmy!

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Luisereply
December 11, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Wow, such a cool idea, I need to try this!!!

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Annareply
December 11, 2009 at 12:12 PM

I don’t have the skills to realize this, but it looks really pretty & serene!

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Jensreply
December 11, 2009 at 02:12 PM

That’s fantastic..You can turn all kinds of things into wonderful decorations, with this method!

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mamamekkoreply
December 11, 2009 at 04:12 PM

Åå vilket fint tips!

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Chelseareply
December 11, 2009 at 08:12 PM

I am so totally doing this – in fact I think even tonight or tomorrow is the perfect time. Yay!

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Margrethereply
December 12, 2009 at 11:12 AM

I am so trying this!! Thank you for a great tip.

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IngenFarareply
December 12, 2009 at 04:12 PM

Nice tips, måste testas!

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Linareply
December 13, 2009 at 09:12 PM

I’d forgot I knew about this sugar trick. Making snowflakes like this is a beautiful idea. This also made me remember my friends story about my how she, in lack of candy, tried to eat her grandmothers sweet crocheted bowls…

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Louis et Moireply
December 14, 2009 at 01:12 PM

Fantástica idea. me encanta!! haré esto con paños antiguos típicamente españoles. Un saludo!

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Lavenderreply
January 06, 2010 at 06:01 AM

They look lovely, like knitted snowflakes!

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