A Fabulous Collection Of Marimekko Crafts & DIY’s
This is a unique collection of Scandinavian and Nordic crafts. Many of them have all been inspired by the finish design company Marimekko.
Many people incorrectly assume that Finland is part of Scandinavia. Finland is a Nordic country but not a Scandinavian one.
Even though Finland borders Sweden and Norway and the climate and cultures are similar, the language is very different.
However, the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark are also Nordic countries.
If you didn’t already know, Marimekko is a Finnish textile, homewares, fashion and design company that has been around since the 1950s. The company is famed for it’s simple, bold and colourful designs.
It also happens to be one of my favourite design companies, some might even say I’m obsessed.
The most famous Marimekko print design has the be the Unikko poppy. The iconic print features on many of the companies products. It comes in loads of different colourways.
Even though the Unikko poppy is over 50 years old (1964). It hasn’t dated. The bold flower design is just as popular today as it’s always has been.
I can’t help walking out with a pack of Marimekko paper napkins, every time I walk into a Scandinavian interiors store.
My collection of Marimekko paper napkins is quite extensive, especially the Unikko ones.
These Marimekko paper napkins aren’t just to make my dining table look pretty. I also use them for crafting and DIY.
Unfortunately, I have never been to Helsinki, Finland, (the home of Marimekko). I would love to visit one day. Having fallen in love with the rest of the major Nordic cities (Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen), I just know I would love Helsinki.
There are no longer any Marimekko stores in the UK so I think this is a perfectly valid reason for a city break to Helsinki.
Plus Finland is the home of the Moomins, so definitely a must-visit.
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The Nordic & Scandinavian Crafts
DIY flower pillows inspired by the Marimekko Unikko poppy design. The free pattern can be either hand or machine stitch. Choose your own colourway.
Upcycle some old tin cans into colourful Marimekko planters. They will really brighten up your garden even on the dullest of days.
These gnomes are very popular Christmas decoration in Nordic homes. This is a very simple and affordable Nordic craft. The gnomes can be made in a variety of sizes by using logs of different thicknesses and lengths.
Another Nordic craft for the garden with this upcycled bench. Again using the iconic Marimekko Unikko poppy print.
These woven hearts are a classic decoration in any Nordic home. They are made from upcycled denim and felted wool sweaters.
A Nordic craft for the dining table with these upcycled wooden bowls with Marimekko Unikko paper napkins.
A dramatic Nordic-inspired DIY with these upcycled Marimekko stairs. The make smile every time I open the front door.
Even though this is a Nordic Christmas decoration, I love it so much it stays up all year round.
Take some plain white trainers and give them a Nordic makeover with these Marimekko shoes.
Another fun Nordic craft for Christmas. A wood slice hanging with a Nordic tree pattern.
Nordic crafts aren't just for Christmas but Easter too with this wreath.
Another Marimekko craft with these stylish decorative eggs.
A fun decor item for the home with this giant Marimekko paper mache cactus.
Upcycle some lampshades with wallpaper to add a bit of Nordic style.