handmade brass himmeli wreath

If you haven’t heard the word himmeli before, it is a traditional Finnish decoration made out of straw that hangs above a dining table from Christmas to the middle of summer. The tradition is that your himmeli would bring a good harvest for the new year. And the more elaborate the design, the larger your harvest would be. Today, however, this decoration has become more modern and is used as year-round home decor!

One thing I love about this himmeli wreath is how visually stunning it is. Once you have made your wreath, you can choose to hang it on a wall or use it as a centerpiece. For inspiration, you can see in our photos how we styled our himmeli wreath as a centerpiece with some candles and paper succulents

Crafting tip: When hanging your himmeli wreath on the wall you will need to use two hanging points to keep the wreath straight. Use pliers to push the wire ends into a tube to conceal.

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