12 Inspired by Marimekko Crafts and DIY’s

Marimekko Crafts and DIY to for that Nordic Look

Marimekko Crafts: If you have been following my blog you will know that I have a thing about Marimekko. I love the bright nordic prints, and like a lot of other people, I absolutely adore their iconic Unikko poppy print, which is now over 50 years old. To start off the New Year I thought I would do a roundup of crafts that I have found that have been inspired by Marimekko.
Marimekko Crafts and DIY's to brighten up your home with some Nordic style.
Marimekko Bench and shoes

1. Marimekko Inspired Mugs – Maikonagao
This is a really easy Marimekko craft all you need is some white mugs and a black sharpie (& a steady hand).
Marimekko Sharpie Mugs
2. How about a matching Marimekko table to put your mugs on – Addison Meadows Lane
marimekko table
3. Or something more whimsical and fun, like a giant paper mache Marimekko cactus. I made this last summer with my crafty friend Wendy, it provides a fun focal point in her kitchen. Pillarboxblue
Marimekko Cactus Pillarboxblue.com
4. When you’ve finished drooling over the Marimekko catalogue don’t throw it away upcycle it into some lovely envelopes – Mypopet
marimekko envelope
5. These Unikko macaroons are so clever ! They look too good to eat. – petitapetitandfamily
Marimekko Macaroons
6. Another Unikko inspired craft this whimsical wreath – DIYCandy
Unikko wreath

7. Brighten up your garden with a Marimekko Bench – Pillarboxblue
toby bench sm
8. Print your own Marimekko inspired fabrics or wallpaper by making your own stamps – Skinylaminx
 Marimekko crafts

9. Transform some boring bathroom ware into something more Marimekko like – Inspirationrealisation
Marimkko crafts

10. Another great piece of Marimekko inspired furniture a Unikko Stool – Aliceshomemadestudio
Marimekko Crafts
11. Yet another Marimekko craft from Pillarboxblue, I told you I had a bit of a Marimekko obsession I even made some shoes for the summer.
DIY Marimekko Shoes
12. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a pattern for these fabulous crocheted Unikko flowers, also the blog is in Japanese, but they were just too cute not to include. I’m sure those of you more adept at Crochet could work out the pattern yourselves. I’m certainly going to give it ago – Kurasi – Cafe
Marimekko Crafts
13. Marimekko Wallpapered Stairs – Pillarboxblue
I know I said 12, but since first posting this I have transformed my stairs with Marimekko Wallpaper and I love them !
Transform your stairs with wallpaper full step by step tutorial for Marimekko Stairs

12 Responses

  1. Thank you SO MUCH for including DIY Candy! I will share!

  2. The macarons, wow what an idea! I saved those crocheted Unikko’s in my mind for future use, would be great as christmas gifts to some of my relatives. 🙂

  3. Hi Claire- I love Pillar Blue and that it comes from Britain. I have a lot of UK email friends, we’re all T.Rex/ Marc Bolan fans. Some terms however aren’t familiar to me in Canada. What is PVC glue?

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  7. I love these, especially the bench and the crocheted flowers

    • Claire Armstrong

      Thanks ! The bench is really summery. I also love the crochet and I think I will attempt it myself.

  8. I became a huge Marimekko fan after traveling to Finland a few years ago. I remember your bench and shoe posts fondly, so thanks for creating this collection of ideas. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


    • Claire Armstrong

      Thank you ! I would love to visit Finland, I have been to Norway several times and to Stockholm but not Finland yet! Hopefully one day soon.

  9. Hello Claire,
    These patterns sure are lively and fun! I think they would look lovely on throw pillows out on a patio next to a pool. The prints lend to a bit of a tropical vibe.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Olivia- Co-Hostess
    Reinvented Collection

    • Claire Armstrong

      Thanks ! They do make great cushions and I’ve seen a parasol in the unikko print which looks amazing.

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