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Create your own centre for gift wrapping

Clara has created a practical gift wrap wall hanging to organise the sisters’ preferred gift-wrapping paper and ribbon. “The wall hanging also sets the atmosphere for a moment of contemplation,” Clara believes.

Create your own centre for gift wrapping

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Anna has created a charming noticeboard by carving fine motifs into a white canvas. The sisters use the boards for small check lists, pictures and seasonal decorations. “A practical beauty,” Clara chuckles.

Decorative noticeboard

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With Anna’s beautiful pearl lids, you can gather and hide little bits and bobs that need organising in the home. Anna is certain that Clara would love these.

Personal storage with pearl lid

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Clay dish with acrylic paint

Homemade clay dishes decorated with acrylic paint instantly create hygge and personality in your bathroom.

“A water-resistant varnish will make your creations more tolerant and at the same time give them a neat, polished look,” Anna reminds us.

Clay dish with acrylic paint

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How to mount a handle or a coat hook

In the video, Anna shows you how to smarten up your home with elegant handles on cabinets and drawers or neat coat hooks in the hallway or the bathroom.

How to mount a handle or a coat hook

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Anna and Clara’s new product line for skincare and shower is available in three unique variants. Read about scents, labels and assortment here.

Anna and Clara greatly appreciate the moments when everything is calm and a feeling of hygge arises. Luscious care products can make all the difference in those moments, the sisters believe, and for this reason they can now present a new line of products for skin care and shower.
The line is available in two scented variants containing perfume – Sage Dawn and Geranium Rain – as well as the variant Pure Bliss without perfume.

All the products are produced in Europe.

It is important to the sisters that you can feel completely safe with the products that goes on your body. For this reason, Anna and Clara have for the skin care line chosen products that all carry one of more labels. You can read about The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, The Asthma Allergy Nordic Label and The Vegan Trademark here.

Below, the sisters present the three variants scents as well as an overview of which products that are available in the line.

The sisters’ skin care line

Pure Bliss – No Perfume
Pure Bliss is completely free of perfume and as such suitable for those who suffer from allergy or sensitive skin, or those who simply prefer skin care products without perfume and scent.
Bodybutter, 200 ml, Asthma Allergy Nordic Label, The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, The Vegan Trademark
Bodyoil, 100 ml, Asthma Allergy Nordic Label, The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, The Vegan Trademark
Bodyscrub, 200 ml, Asthma Allergy Nordic Label, The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, The Vegan Trademark
Bodywash, 500 ml, Asthma Allergy Nordic Label, The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, The Vegan Trademark
Hand lotion, 250 ml, Asthma Allergy Nordic Label, The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, The Vegan Trademark
Hand lotion tube, 30 ml, Asthma Allergy Nordic Label, The Vegan Trademark
Hand soap, 500 ml, Asthma Allergy Nordic Label, The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, The Vegan Trademark
Lipbalm, 15 ml, Asthma Allergy Nordic Label, The Nordic Swan Ecolabel, The Vegan Trademark

The sisters’ skin care line

Geranium Rain
In Geranium Rain fresh top notes of lemon and bergamot meets a playful heart of jasmin and lentisk and rests on a sturdy base of musk and mate tones.
Bodybutter, 200 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Bodyoil, 100 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Bodyscrub, 200 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Bodywash, 500 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Hand lotion, 250 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Hand lotion tube, 30 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Hand soap, 500 ml, The Vegan Trademark

The sisters’ skin care line

Sage Dawn
Sage Dawn has a blooming heart of freesia, rose and patchouli. In the top notes you will find orange, lemon and mint, while base notes of musk and moss round off the scent experience.
Bodybutter, 200 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Bodyoil, 100 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Bodyscrub, 200 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Bodywash, 500 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Hand lotion, 250 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Hand lotion tube, 30 ml, The Vegan Trademark
Hand soap, 500 ml, The Vegan Trademark


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Relive good memories from 2018

Decorate your New Year’s table with small reflection cards that bring memories of all the fun and joyful moments the past year has offered. The cards can get good talks going and are an opportunity to relive great memories, Clara believes.

You can print the template here:

Relive good memories from 2018

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The elegant place cards can help your guests keep track of their wine glasses throughout a festive New Year’s Eve party. They embellish the table, and according to Clara, they are also very practical.

You can print the template here:

Place cards with multiple functions

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A festive feature for the New Year’s table

This year, you can make your New Year’s table setting personal with small table favours for every guest. Anna has filled them with masks and streamers, but you can fill them with exactly what you think your guests would prefer.

You can print the template here:

A festive feature for the New Year’s table

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Wonderful Christmas to-dos for children

Anna has created a Christmas list with practical and cosy tasks for children, so the wait for Christmas will seem shorter.

Find the Christmas to-do list here:

Wonderful Christmas to-dos for children

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Keep the little ones occupied at the New Year’s table by letting them colour and decorate their own New Year’s hats.

Find the template here:

DIY : Personal New Year’s hats for children
Personal New Year’s hats for children

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Make abstract art

An embroidery hoop, yarn and wool in different colours – these materials can be turned into a unique piece of art for your walls.

Have a peek at the video in which Anna shows how.

Make abstract art
Make abstract art

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Gift wrapping idea

Have a look at the video in which Anna demonstrates how you can make beautiful, large stars that may be used as gift-wrapping decorations or Christmas ornaments.

You can add beads to the final stars, if you want.

Gift wrapping idea

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Christmas baubles as place cards

Fine Christmas baubles with the guest’s name in it equals the icing on the cake when displayed on a beautifully laid Christmas table filled with lights and greenery.

Christmas baubles as place cards
Christmas baubles as place cards

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Anna has created a winter wonderland, which she has placed in a glass dome and used as a beautiful decoration on the Christmas table.

Tip: Mix Søstrene Grene’s white acrylic paint with sand to achieve a snowy effect.

Christmas table with glass domes
Christmas table with glass domes

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Gift wrapping with extra features

Treat your loved ones to a Christmas gift and a beautiful Christmas stocking brimming with sweets and a thoughtful Christmas card.

Gift wrapping with extra features
Gift wrapping with extra features

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Personal gifts on canvas

Gather your family for a cosy afternoon and create small homemade Christmas gifts on canvases.

Personal gifts on canvas

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Homemade Advent decoration

Create your own Advent decoration by ornamenting a dish with greenery from the forest, candles and a homemade elf.

“Always remember to keep an eye on lit candles and make sure they do not burn all the way down,” Clara friendly reminds us.

Homemade advent decoration
Homemade advent decoration

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Anna loves crocheting, and small projects are done in a twinkling.

Many evening hours are often spent making dainty crochet creations from yarn, and these days she is busy crocheting Christmas ornaments. Anna has decided to share three sweet and free crochet patterns with you. Now, it is up to you to decide whether the projects are to turn into beautiful hostess gifts, crocheted decorations for the Christmas table or handsome crochet ornaments or your own Christmas tree.

Read the patterns below and choose your next crochet project. Do you plan to crochet the star, the Christmas tree or the drum?

Crocheted christmas star for hanging

From the list of materials:

This pattern is an intermediate-level project.
Jute yarn (no. 8) plus a crochet hook in size 5 mm.

Abbreviations:

ch: Chain stitch
htr: Half treble stitch
ss: Slip stitch
dc: Double crochet stitch
dtr: Double treble stitch

Method:

Row 1: Start with 5 chain stitches (ch), close as a circle with a slip stitch (ss).
Row 2: This row is to be crocheted within the circle (the first row). 1 ch, 1 half treble stitch (htr), 1 ch, 1 double treble stitch (dtr), 1 ch. Repeat this 5 times until you have 5 points. Close the row with an ss in the ss from the last row.
Row 3: Crochet 3 double crochet stitches (dc), 1 ch,1 dtr, I ch, 1 dc in the same stitch as the dtr. Repeat this throughout the row. Close with an ss. Using a needle or crochet hook, weave in the ends on the back.
Finishing:
Wet and stretch/press the Christmas star, and let it dry on a flat surface. Find a suitable piece of yarn or string to attach for hanging the ornament.

Crocheted christmas tree in two sizes and versions

Crocheted christmas tree in two sizes and versions

From the list of materials:

This pattern is an intermediate-level project.
Cotton yarn (no. 7) · Filling (no. 18) · Wooden slices (no. 22)
Branches (no. 25) · Hot glue gun (no. 69) · Hot glue sticks (no. 70)
plus a crochet hook in size 2 mm and needles or safety pins.

Abbreviations:

ch: Chain stitch
htr: Half treble stitch
ss: Slip stitch

Method:

First, you need to decide whether to make a
big or a small tree.
Big tree:
Row 1: Start with 20 chain stitches (ch), finish with 1 extra ch.
Row 2: Crochet 20 half treble stitches (htr), finish with 1 ch.
Row 3: Crochet 20 htr, finish with 1 ch.
Row 4: Skip the first stitch, 18 htr, finish with 1 ch.
Row 5: Crochet 18 htr, finish with 1 ch.
Row 6: Skip first stitch, 16 htr, finish with 1 ch.
Row 7: Now crochet 16 htr, finish with 1 ch.
Row 8 – 23: Continue to decrease every other row until you
are left with 2 stitches. Weave in the ends.
Start over again with the same process, so you end up with
two identical pieces which you can stitch together.
Small tree:
Row 1: Start with 14 chain stitches (ch), finish with 1 extra ch.
Row 2: Crochet 14 half treble stitches (htr), finish with 1 ch.
Row 3: Crochet 14 htr, finish with 1 ch.
Row 4: Skip the first stitch, 12 htr, finish with 1 ch.
Row 5: Crochet 12 htr, finish with 1 ch.
Row 6: Skip first stitch, 10 htr, finish with 1 ch.
Row 7: Now, crochet 10 htr, finish with 1 ch.
Row 8-15: Continue to decrease every other row until you are
left with 2 stitches. Weave in the ends.
Start over again with the same process, so you end up with
two identical pieces which you can stitch together.
Before assembling your tree, you need to decide whether you
want to crochet a tree trunk or attach a real piece of wood.

Crocheted tree trunk:
You have now crocheted two identical triangles for the tree
top. Now, assemble the tree by laying the pieces on top of
one another and attaching the pieces by crocheting them
together with htr stitches. Start in the right corner and crochet
along the long side up to the top of the tree and continue
along the other side. Stop at the corner, and stuff the tree
with an appropriate amount of filling.
Close the tree by continuing with htr stitches. Finish with one
slip stitch (ss), and weave in the thread.
To make the trunk of the tree, you need to measure and mark
out the middle of the bottom of the tree.
Crochet 4 htr stitches in two rows, and weave in the ends.
Attach a string of your choice for hanging.
A wooden tree trunk:
You have now crocheted two identical triangles for the tree
top. Lay these two pieces on top of one another and make
two markings (use pins or safety pins) where you want to
leave a hole for the tiny branch that is to be the tree trunk.
Attach the triangles by crocheting them together with htr
stitches. Start at the first marking and crochet along the long
side up to the top of the tree. Continue along the other side
until you reach your other marking. Finish with 1 ss, cut and
weave in the ends. Stuff with an appropriate amount of filling
through the hole you left for the trunk.
Push in the tree trunk. You can attach a string for hanging or
glue the tree trunk to a round wooden slice to make a stand.

Crocheted drum ornament

From the list of materials:

This pattern is an intermediate-level project.
Cotton yarn (no. 7) · Filling (no. 18) · Decor yarn (no. 9)
plus a crochet hook in size 2 mm and needles or safety pins.

Abbreviations:

ch: Chain stitch
htr: Half treble stitch
ss: Slip stitch
dc: Double crochet stitch

Method:

Top and bottom of the drum:
Start with 4 chain stitches (ch), close as a circle
with 1 slip stitch (ss).
Row 1: Use half treble stitch (htr), increase in each stitch
to 8 stitches.
Row 2: Increase in each stitch to 16 htr.
Row 3: Increase in each stitch to 32 htr.
Row 4: Increase in every third stitch until you have 40 htr
stitches. Finish the row with 1 double crochet stitch (dc)
and 1 ss.
Start over again with the same process,
so you end up with two identical circles.
Cylindrical body of drum:
Start with 40 (ch), close as a circle with 1 slip stitch (ss).
Row 1 and 2 (red yarn): Use htr stitches.
Row 3 -7 (light blue): Change yarn to light blue and use
htr stitches.
Row 8 and 9: Change to red yard and use htr stitches.
Finish the last row with 1 dc and 1 ss.

Use decoration yarn to make the straps on the sides
of the drum. Start by marking where to sew. Make four
markings along the top red stripe (use pins or safety pins)
spaced approximately 3 cm apart.
Now, make four markings along the bottom red stripe,
but placing them in-between the markings in the top
stripe. Finally, make a zigzag pattern by sewing from one
marking across to the next along the length of the drum.
Weave in the ends.
Use decoration yarn to attach the body of the drum to
the top and bottom, you want to use the decor yarn.
Place the first circle against one end of the cylinder and
fasten these two pieces by crocheting dc stitches all the
way around. Weave in the ends. Place the second circle
against the other end of the cylinder. Crochet dc stitches,
stopping halfway around, so you can stuff the drum with
filling. Complete the round and weave in the threads.
Using decor yarn, make a loop for hanging.

The sisters hope you will enjoy crocheting the little ornaments.
Kindest regards,
Søstrene Grene


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A homemade Christmas wreath creates Christmas spirit.

Hang the paper wreath indoors, so it can be reused year after year.

Make your own christmas wreath
Beautiful christmas wreath

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