My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar - 20 December

Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Join me every day in opening a new door. I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!


Today we’re back at the craft table, so get your scissors and glue out!

We’re making kræmmerhus (cones). Very easy to do. And you can use them in lots of ways… Make a large version, fill it with a gift to give to a friend. Hang them in your hallway. Or, as we usually do, hang them on the Christmas tree – remember to fill them with walnuts, pebernødder, a clementine or some sweets. Buy you may have to refill them…’cos pesky little nisser (elves) have a habit of empyting them when you aren’t looking! ;)

Take a piece of carton or thick paper. Wallpaper works really well for this. Take a plate, draw a circle on the ‘wrong side’ of your paper, then cut out.

Cut out a long rectangle of paper – this is going to be the ‘handle’. If you have a glue gun, this is the time to get it out. Otherwise use glue or a glue stick. Fold the circle in on itself to form a cone. Stick down the edges.

Take the ’handle’ and stick it on. Leave the kræmmerhus to dry.

Decorate your cones with doillies, bits of pipe cleaner, glansbilledere (scraps), feathers, beads, ribbon. Just let your imagination run riot. We’ve just started working on these ones…more glue and bling bling coming up!

We’ll soon be ready to decorate our Christmas tree. Are you? Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow when we open the next door!

Diane :)