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modern himmeli mobiles

by Grace Bonney


Last month when Amy, Kate and I flew out to Oregon for the Portland Bazaar, I found myself inordinately excited to watch Kate teach her DIY class. Inspired by the Finnish tradition of Himmeli, Kate taught Bazaar-goers how to make mini Himmeli ornaments for their Christmas trees using colorful (and striped!) straws, yarn balls and string. I loved watching everyone’s little masterpieces come together, and have been keeping an eye out for great examples online ever since.


One of my favorites remains these striking modern Himmeli created by AM Radio at Etsy. Each one looks striking enough to stand on its own, but I’d love to see them clustered together as almost a faux-chandelier, too. You can check out AM Radio’s full selection right here– I think the black mobiles are my favorite. They’re such a cool, modern spin on the traditional style. xo, grace


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