ISSUE 48  |  California Dreaming

10 Favorites: Scandi-Style Christmas Ornaments

December 04, 2014 7:30 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

I would not part with a single one of the 4,263,193 glittery, sequin-crusted, sparkly tree ornaments my brothers and I made when we were little.

But if I were decorating a Christmas tree that had room for even one new bauble? I’d want simple, Scandi-style Christmas ornaments, made from bits of birch bark and wood shavings, to create a winter woodland. Here are 10 favorites: 

Above: A set of five Birch Bark Ornaments shaped like tiny acorns is $20 from Bettula via Etsy.


Above: A four-piece set of Cardboard Snowflakes is 19.15€ from Etcetera.

Above: A set of 15 Handfolded Stars is 5,95€ from DaWanda.

Above: A tiny recycled Cardboard Christmas Tree is $29.27 from Cardboard Christmas from via Etsy.


Above: A Wood Shaving Star is 6,60€ from Manufactum.


Above: A set of seven cardboard Hanging Snowflakes is $22 from Fab Parlor via Etsy.


Above: A Finnish wooden Notch Ball arrives as a flatpack; put it together to make a Christmas ball for the tree. It’s 9.27€ from Lovi.

Above: Justine is obsessed with geometric ornaments this year, including Ferm Living’s Wooden Stars ($9 apiece at Scandinavian Design Center).

See more of Justine’s picks on Remodelista in Gift Guide: 10 Geometric Christmas Tree Ornaments.


Above: Feeling crafty? Glue a piece of string or twine to Jamali Garden’s Birch Stars to create hanging ornaments; a set of 24 stars is $8.99. Photograph via John Lewis.

Above: A large Curled Paper Star Ornament is 6 inches in diameter; $4.95 from Crate & Barrel.

Trimming the Christmas tree this week? For more inspiration, see: