Minimalist Christmas Decor | Scandinavian | 2019

A video about minimalist christmas decor in Scandinavia, Sweden.

Custom over right here is to begin adorning for Christmas simply earlier than Creation 1st.
For me Christmas is all about being cozy through the darkest time of the 12 months.
On my birthday which is December 21st we solely get 5 and a half hours of daylight which makes it paramount to brighten issues up with candles and lights.
I wish to maintain my Christmas decor easy. It’s principally lights, paper decorations, greenery and booze. All you want mainly.

Calendar candles are favourites of mine. Paper decorations are an different favourite, so low-cost and simple to make, seems to be superb and recyclable too!
Pomanders are superb. The only method to make your own home scent lovely and it seems to be fairly too!

Glögg is our conventional mulled wine which is normally served sizzling with blanched almonds and raisins.
When it comes right down to wrapping items I’m going for brown and white kraft paper and string.
One other Swedish custom is the arrival candles. You gentle them one after the other counting down every Sunday of introduction till Christmas.

I didn’t get a tree final 12 months due to the transfer and whereas I like my vacation decor to be minimal I did miss having one so this 12 months I feel I’d. Nonetheless torn between getting an actual tree and getting a pleasant pretend one. Let me know which is the extra sustainable choice if you recognize!

Whereas my decorations are minimal and I don’t actually purchase any new ones from 12 months to 12 months anymore I do be certain that to all the time have recent flowers

I wish to maintain some kind of gentle in all of the home windows. An all time favorite are white paper stars.

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Music: Northern gentle by Trabant 33

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Comments (46)
Katie Bookser
December 6, 2019

This is all so beautiful and relaxing. My husband just brought home an advent candle for me from Denmark and I am so excited to find the perfect spot for it.

Anthony Trevino
December 6, 2019

I say cut a real one, there’s plenty of trees, and recyclable too. Or pot it live and plant it outside again. My parents and I did that as a kid. Very fun. Still growing today Have a wonderful Christmas from the States!

P.S. I’m a truck driver, so I’ll make some of the first ornaments for the truck. I appreciate it.

Diane Young
December 6, 2019

I would not think that your star is a Moravian star as someone mentioned it was. If you google it you will see what I mean.

Amber G.Taylor
December 6, 2019

This video is oddly satisfying and therapeutic 😌

P.s. I make videos too if you’re interested x

Sonia Banger
December 6, 2019

Loved the paper decor. Eco friendly economic and full of possibilities for craft lovers. Very peaceful and harmonious decor. Thanks a million for sharing.

December 6, 2019

I love your simple and elegant Christmas decorations. Merry Christmas!

June Collison
December 6, 2019

Thankyou from UK. Your home looks so cosy especially with the sleeping cat in the chair. We have a Christmas tree with roots and in the summertime there are lots of tiny cones on it. We plant it out in the garden after
Christmas and then dig it up when we need it again.

Josephine Bennedbæk
December 6, 2019

The lamp in the Windows at 10.59 – o would loooove to know where to get that. It is so so stunning.

Casual Cookery
December 6, 2019

I'm so in love with everything presented in your video! So simple, but so beautiful! The orange and cloves trick I've learned from a Swedish friend of mine years ago. It was such a great discovery!

Michelle Ceballos
December 6, 2019

Hi Benita! I love your ideas. Would you mind showing how to make that pretty paper star at the end of the video? Thank you! 😊

K.Michelle Brown
December 6, 2019

I just made the paper ornaments, thank you so much for the idea! Very quick, easy, simple, and lovely 🙂

Miya Hatlestad
December 6, 2019

"And booze"😂 Beautiful!

Milena Szefler
December 6, 2019

The adhesive tape is not necessary…

Jennifer Rumsey
December 6, 2019

So calm and lovely.
Thank you!

December 6, 2019

Love the white, crisp and clean look! It is very minimal but charming!

Alan Frame
December 6, 2019

I don't think there's such a thing.

December 6, 2019

I am comforted by this channel, so lucky to find it!
The colors and the items using here are really nice, your cat as well(^_^)
thank you from Japan

Joan McKee
December 6, 2019

Love the simplicity! Subbed. Jx

Helane Steinmüller
December 6, 2019

Hi Benita. Your little Christmas tree looks very much like a Norfolk Island pine. My family had one of these for a potted Christmas tree during my childhood. It was as close to a proper Tannenbaum that we could get at that time in tropical Queensland, Australia. Every year my father would bring it in and we would make a mad mess of decorating it. After Christmas, he would carry it back out to its spot in the back yard where it would happily wait to be the centre of attention again. When it grew too tall, he planted it, but even after, it was always known as 'the Christmas tree'.

A happy and safe Christmas season to you and all. ❤️

Jackie Wortherly
December 6, 2019

Beautiful, tfs happy holidays from my family to yours.

Sammy Ö
December 6, 2019

My Farmor would make those paper decorations with myself & my brother when we were young, along with paper baskets that were woven from strips of paper that you put sweet inside to hang on the tree. Lovely video, puss puss! 💜

Julie L Parks
December 6, 2019

As I start planning for Christmas, I keep thinking of this video. There is a lot of beautiful content this time of year, showing everyone’s Christmas decor. A lot of it overwhelms me. Thank you, Benita, for reminding me that I can have a perfectly cozy Christmas without all the fuss and bother. This is just what I want and need. Thank you!

Anna Hovakimian
December 6, 2019

Great video, I just made a video about minimalism at Christmas and I think that the consumerism isn’t great, esp if people are going into debt to buy gifts

cindi trautmann
December 6, 2019

Fake trees are plastic. ☹️

Alexa from The Duvall Homestead
December 6, 2019

Love your video. I have a similar one I just posted with our Scandinavian decor. We too did the pomander balls! Have a wonderful Christmas season.

sweety heart
December 6, 2019

Should watch this video in 2x speed

Frugal 444 Gaddisa
December 6, 2019

Christmas is another business money making time like all religion in the world
Killing animals
Buying buying and buying stuff forever and ever

Christi Petaloti
December 6, 2019

I liked this upload so much! I prefer minimal and diy decorations too.

Mery Pavoni
December 6, 2019

I like to use newspaper to wrap gifts! I think it is a sustainable and funny way to do it 🙂 Once, I used a foulard (a silk scarf) to wrap a gift for my mum too, so she received a double gift 😉

Enfermeria UNMDP
December 6, 2019

Benita podrán agregar subtitulos en castellano? Me encanto todo lo que vi. Sirve como disparador de ideas. Gracias hasta pronto

Donna Rakitzis
December 6, 2019

Simply merry and bright

December 6, 2019

This was so interesting what time does the sun come up❓

Kim Boston
December 6, 2019

Not sure if you celebrate Thanksgiving in Sweden but I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!! Love you! 💗

Candice LaPrade
December 6, 2019

There’s a lot to be said for your minimalism at Christmas. It take me days to decorate and days to put it all away, but I am just not a minimalist. I like lots of decor and color and sparkle. I do love your videos though and enjoy seeing your lifestyle. Merry Christmas!

December 6, 2019

"I just do what i please and what fits my lifestyle" <3
That's it !!! The perfect sentence .

A Merica
December 6, 2019

Excellent content. 👏🏻

Samantha Rowley
December 6, 2019

Cute ideas for ornaments. Love your stapler by the way.

Ana Mendes Lopes
December 6, 2019

We've had an artificial Christmas tree for 15 years, but it was finally time to let it rest in tree heaven! I wanted to buy a real one, some sort of Araucaria, but I figured that if I bought another artificial one (a good one that lasts us at least another 15 years) the amount of plastic that wraps real trees, and the high risk of our tree dying within one year or two, did not compensate for a living tree. So, we invested in a good fake one an I feel we did the right thing! 🙂

December 6, 2019

Well in Greece the tradition is to have a small decorative shop or boat and decorate it. Nowadays all of as prefer the trees but some of us put both.

Mia KS
December 6, 2019

So gorgeous! Reminds me of my childhood in Norway 🙂

Back To Basics
December 6, 2019

I like how light and simple Christmas is at your place. In some parts, Christmas is just too over the top!

roula mylonas
December 6, 2019

nice decorations Benita . i prefer to buy real tree .

Lane Hartwell
December 6, 2019

Thanks for making this, I asked you on Instagram if you would and you did!

December 6, 2019

Having a live tree and planting it outside is the best option. If you don’t have land, give it to someone who does. Also for wrapping you can use fabric that you recycle by buying thrift shop tea towels or table cloths, and make reusable fabric wraps, or bags.

Yoshi Sancat
December 6, 2019

Lovely decor🎄🎋 and i love your cat! so peaceful watch her sleep😊

Ann Littlejohn
December 6, 2019


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