I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of geometric creations, especially the three dimensional kind! So, when stumbled across himmeli I couldn’t wait to make a tonne of them! Himmeli are traditional Finnish Christmas ornaments which are also made in other Nordic countries. There were traditionally hung above the dinner table to ensure that the coming crop would be plentiful.

Himmeli 1

These small decorative beauties are made from small sticks, which are tied together to form a lattice. Traditionally, himmeli are made of natural straw, but we’re using rubber tubes which will add a pop of neon and some transparency to our final creation.

Himmeli 2

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make octahedral himmeli. Octahedron is a three-dimensional solid with eight triangular faces. Too much geometry? Don’t worry – it’s much easier than it sounds. Once you learn the basic technique, you can then use it to create more complex three dimensional structures, which can make striking mobiles for your home. Intrigued? Let’s get started on some easy himmeli ornaments for your tree!
For detailed instructions click here.