Meg Spaeth, author of the blog elsie marley, introduced me to himmeli on her site and I want to make one to hang in my home immediately.
To save you a little Googling, himmeli are traditional Finnish ornaments made out of lengths of straw threaded together and hung as a mobile at Christmas. This is one decoration, however, that I’d gladly leave up all year long for its graceful, organic quality. Meg links off to a quick how-to on her blog. Stop by and check it out along with loads of ideas for handmade toys and other crafts.