Candles, cookies and Christmas tea, plus of course some Christmas music to get us in the mood, what more could you ask for? Well, to learn to make Traditional Danish Christmas Decorations, of course ;-)
We had a very hyggeligt time at our Christmas decorations workshop on Thursday the 16th of November. Our 'expert' maker, unfortunately had to drop out at the last minute, so we wrestled our way valiantly through weaving traditional hearts on our own. Not as easy as it looks, but soon everyone was busy making.
After getting the hang of the hearts, some of the more ambitious participants had a go at the brain teaser that is the Traditional Danish Christmas star. This fiendishly difficult process rivals doing the Rubik's cube for impossibility, the instructions on the packet being particularly baffling. However, with patience and fortitude, I am pleased to say, one of us succeeded! Although, the least said about my pitiful attempt, the better.
After failing miserably twice (and getting close, but still not right on a third go), I was determined not to be beaten by some stupid bits of paper! I am pleased to report that it is possible to do the perfect star by following the instructions on the video below. They are in German, but even with my minimal German they are really easy to follow, unlike the quite frankly, rubbish ones you get in the packets. (IKEA all is forgiven).
So why not give it a whirl at home? You can impress all your friends with your amazing skill :-)