18 In Christmas/ Int'l Bloggers Club Challenge

Easy nordic Christmas garland [ Int’l Bloggers Club ]

I can’t believe we’re almost half through December already, where did the year go?? This month is such an exciting and busy month though that it seems like it’s flying by even faster than all the others! My bloggers in crime and I have something fun for you today for the Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge! I know, we’re early this month again, but only because we want you to have the chance to get creative as well before Christmas is here! Our theme, you’ve probably guessed it is: A Christmas Craft! So for that, I will be showing you my easy nordic Christmas garland today! 

First, let me explain a little bit about Christmas here in the South of Spain. People have family dinners on the 24th of December and also on the 25th, but the big day for the kids is not until the 6th of January, the Three Kings Day! The three kings bring the presents! But, with my little family, we celebrate it on the 24th of December, that’s our big night, it’s a German and Argentinian tradition [my husband was born in Argentina, then moved up North to Canada] and that’s when we will find our presents under the tree. We have dinner, usually duck or turkey, something fancy, and then my husband goes out with the girls looking for Santa and oh well, he always arrives just a few moments later!  I also like, that like this, the kids have all the Holidays to play with their new toys.  And the three kings usually leave us a little something under the tree as well when they come. 😉 As you see, there’s a little bit of everything in our multi culti family…

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In case you’ve missed last months theme about our Christmas gifts, you can find it here

            Easy nordic Christmas garland 

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Here’s what I used:

~ these stamps

~ ink pad

~ square cut, small srapbook paper, folded over

~ scissors

~ glue

~ this twine 

I cut my scrapbook paper into small folded over squares, so my stamps would just fit on them. You can see one on the photo above. In total I cut about 20 little papers folded over.  I then cut around the edges of the open part and printed on each side.

After, I put glue on the inside of the cards and folded them over the string, leaving about 3-4 cm space between each card.

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easy nordic christmas garland kreativk.net


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easy nordic christmas garland kreativk.net


easy nordic christmas garland kreativk.net

And this is how it looks decorated on the branch hanging in my big dining room window. I’ll be posting more about my dining room Christmas decor tomorrow….








If you like it, pin it!

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And this is my easy nordic Christmas garland friends! Make sure to hop over to the other ladies’ blogs to check out their Christmas crafts for our fun club this month! The next edition will be in the new year!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a great week! Below you can find the links to each of the members posts of our Int’l Bloggers Club this month! 

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  • Kimm at Reinvented
    19/12/2016 at 00:23

    So pretty, Katrin, I so love your style! Thank you for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

    • Katrin
      19/12/2016 at 07:00

      Thanks very much Kimm!!

  • Leanna
    18/12/2016 at 18:05

    Hi Katrin: I really enjoy reading about different Christmas traditions. I think having the new toys to play with over Christmas vacation would be my choice as well.

    Your Christmas banner is simple pretty and easy. I am pinning it to my stuff to do with munchkins board. I think this would be a really fun craft. Thanks for the idea. Leanna

    • Katrin
      19/12/2016 at 06:59

      Yes, Christmas is sure different here where it’s always green, but very fun!! Thanks for the visit Leanna!!

  • Christine
    16/12/2016 at 16:16

    That is beautiful garland! I loved hearing about your holiday traditions too. 🙂

    • Katrin
      16/12/2016 at 19:29

      Thank you so much!!

  • Melanie - Bellenza
    15/12/2016 at 20:19

    What a pretty garland! A great project to make with kids during the Christmas break! Have a wonderful Christmas in Spain! It must be really festive over there 🙂

    • Katrin
      16/12/2016 at 06:48

      Thanks so much Melanie, yes, it is really a great time here as well!! Have a wonderful Christmas too!

  • Marie from The Interior Frugalista
    13/12/2016 at 18:08

    Katrin, it’s been so much fun reading about everyone’s Christmas traditions and yours and Pili’s sound like so much fun. I forgot that your husband once lived here in Canada. Your handmade Nordic garland is very cute too. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

    • Katrin
      13/12/2016 at 21:58

      Hi Marie!! Yes, we all lived in Ontario, close to Toronto for some years actually! I loved it, even the winter, I miss it a lot! We still go each year because my inlaws still live there, so it’s always great to visit too! Thank you for your visit and wishing you a happy Christmas season as well Marie!!

  • Keri
    12/12/2016 at 15:06

    Katrin, that’s interesting to learn about the traditions in Spain. It sounds like your family has a lot of fun celebrating! Your garland is beautiful! I like the stamped designs, very cool. Thanks for sharing your special Christmas traditions.

    • Katrin
      12/12/2016 at 20:57

      Thank you Keri! It is a fun time here in Spain! The garland is so easy, i love it!

  • Michelle
    12/12/2016 at 13:34

    Wow, that’s so interesting that the kids only get pressies on the 6th. What a lovely tradition. That way Christmas is all about celebrating what it’s really all about rather than “where’s my presents”. Your garland is so pretty and stylish Katrin but how one earth did you get so high up to take a photo of the garland from that angle. It looks amazing with just a hint of the dining room in the background. Can’t wait to see what all your decorations look like tomorrow.

    • Katrin
      12/12/2016 at 20:56

      Yes, it is really a different way of celebrating the holidays! Thank you Michelle, I really like making these kind of crafts!!!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    12/12/2016 at 12:55

    Katrin that is such a pretty stamp. And the twine comes in soooo many colors, I’m drooling. Your traditions are so much fun. To be able to pick and choose from each culture is very cool. That way you have a little bit of everything and the children learn so much more. I love that. I also try to do things from both cultures, its so much more fun that way. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • Katrin
      12/12/2016 at 20:55

      Thank you Mary! Yes, that twine is really fun, hey? We do have a lot going on, but yes, it is fun! Merry Christmas to you too my dear friend!