Post # 1
FI is danish american, I’m italian american, and we are trying to combine the traditions. He had the best idea for favors after several of mine proved unworkable: filling danish hearts with confetti (jordan almonds). So perfect.
So, here’s the issue. What do we hang them on? He suggested just laying them on the table, but I’m not loving that idea.
Here’s what they look like: (they are usually paper, but we are doing them in felt, so people can reuse them each Christmas):
I’ve considered a manzanita tree, but haven’t found one that works and is reasonably priced. Not sure how hard it is to DIY and we are flying to where the wedding is 4 days before. My florist says he will rent me one for $200. It can only hold 50 (we’ll be making about 100).
I’ve also considered a ornament tree, like:
Post # 3
I’d do the ornament tree! You can reuse it in your home, and it would probably be easier than making a manzanita tree, and cheaper than renting one! I love the first ornament tree you posted.
I would also worry about guests tearing the branches of the rented manzanita tree if the felt loops get stuck.
This is a really cute idea, btw!
Post # 4
I work at a Scandinavian Store and we hang them on key racks as decoration around the holidays! But I love love love the brass ornament tree!
Post # 5
Definitely the ornament tree!! So cute. I married a Dane too, and we have these little guys all over our tree at Christmas. Great favor idea!
Post # 6
Thanks for the input!
@theresa1078: love those danes! we had our first christmas tree last year and i surprised him by making a box of the paper hearts, including one with a white bear in the center, because his name is Bjorn. That one was tricky!
Post # 7
Junabiona, that’s so nice! Maybe I should do something like that for my husband…this will be our first “married” Christmas together, and right now all of the hearts that we have were made by his Grandmother, Aunt and Sister. It would be nice to have at least a few that I made on there too now that I’m officially part of the family.
Post # 8
@theresa1078: absolutely! it wasn’t difficult. I did them at work. Once you cut a bunch out and get the hang of weaving, it is actually pretty mindless, so you can do it while doing other things. There are plenty of tutorials and patterns online, just google.