how to create a modern christmas tablescape

modern scandinavian christmas table setting
christmas table decorations

one of my favourite holiday traditions is setting the table at christmas, sitting down with family and friends is the most important part of any festive celebrations so i like it to be just right! i can't believe how quickly december has come around this year- do you feel the same?  i thought i'd play around with some simple styling for entertaining at home as it's a lot more fun than my christmas shopping list! it can be easy to get carried away when decorationg so i'm sharing some ideas to keep things nice and classic this year..

DIY modern advent calendar

scandinavian christmas, advent calendar
minimal advent calendar

i thought it was about time that i put together an advent calendar. usually i'm only really interested in the chocolate filled variety but this year i figured it might be nice to have one that was more decorative to hang up in our home!

DIY christmas eucalyptus soap

DIY christmas
christmas gift ideas

i adore making soap for a couple of reasons.. one it's super fun and two they make perfect gifts. when it comes to christmas i'm a big advocate of adding in some handmade presents for a more personal touch.. plus making stuff always gets me really excited for the holiday season!

hello weekend

modern lifestyle blog burkatron

happy weekend. did your week feel pretty manic too? i suspect it's going to be december before i know it and i haven't even thought about starting my christmas shopping yet! oh well, i'm officially taking some time off now because we're heading on babymoon part 1 next week- yay. i think most people tend to head to somewhere hot to relax on a beach but i'm dragging james to berlin cause it's been on my 'must visit' list for what feels like forever!

DIY mini serving boards

DIY coffee table trays

i've wanted to make some more terrazzo items since i made my DIY napkins rings a while back and it was just as addictive the second time around! i decided to make some little display trays/serving boards that can be used a variety of ways and by keeping the colours neutral i can use them anywhere from the bedroom to the kitchen. since all you need to whip these up is some fimo clay and a few tools they're a cute gift idea for the upcoming festive period too..