Traditional Scandinavian holiday decorations vary across the region’s nations, but they have one thing in common: they are all beautiful. Drawing on inspiration from nature and using organic materials, Scandinavian Christmas decor celebrates classic color pallets such as red, green and gold. Staying true to the region’s reputation of producing chic, minimalist, and refined decor, here’s a selection of beautiful Scandinavian-inspired holiday decorations from small businesses on Etsy.
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- Scandinavian-inspired holiday decorations under $20
- Scandinavian-inspired holiday decorations between $20-$50
- Scandinavian-inspired holiday decorations over $50
Scandinavian-inspired holiday decorations under $20
1. Embroidered white felt mini ornament set
These pretty white felt ornaments are embroidered with red thread and come individually or as a set of six. Whether you purchase one or the entire collection, they are sure to brighten up a small tree or make a lovely addition to your current decoration. If red does not suit your seasonal hues, you can contact the stitcher and they can custom them in a color of your choosing.
2. Personalized reindeer place names
Say goodbye to boring card name place settings! Fun and unique, these wooden reindeer personalized place names are handmade and adorned with glittery antlers. The deers are super easy to assemble and can be dismantled and stored for the years to come. They can be personalized with the names of your guests and you can choose your preferred color for the antlers.
3. Traditional Swedish Dala horse embroidered ornament
Inspired by traditional folk wooden horses made in Dalecarlia, Sweden, this little horse is handmade from red felt and detailed with ornate embroidery. It is finished with a simple cotton twine, ready to be hung on your tree or mantel.
4. Scandinavian Christmas watercolor prints
This collection of traditional Christmas prints is sure to brighten up any living space. The watercolor prints are downloadable and come in a variety of sizes from 8×10, 11×14, or 16×20 inches. Although you have to print these yourself, 100% of the profit goes to programs assisting impoverished, at-risk, and homeless youth.
Scandinavian-inspired holiday decorations $20 — $50
5. Engraved rolling pin for cookies
It wouldn’t be the holidays without Christmas cookies. If, like us, you have a special recipe you want to elevate, this engraved rolling pin will do just that. The rolling pins are made from beechwood and are coated with natural oil that is approved for direct contact with food.
6. Minalist holiday stocking
Produced by a one-women operation, these holiday stockings are crafted from fabric designed by Japanese watercolor artist Naomi Ito. They come in an array of sizes and can be personalized by stocking color and hanging tab. Get your order in quick, creator Rebecca will be busy in her workshop this year.
Price: From $30.40
7. Modern floral wreath
If you want a more modern, minimalist wreath and are tight on time to make your own, this is a great purchase. The wreath has a metal frame and is decorated with natural preserved eucalyptus and Limonium. The frame itself also comes in brass and the seller welcomes you to contact them if you’d like to personalize it further.
8. Wooden tree decoration
It’s a nice tradition to invest in one new holiday decoration piece every year, and this handmade modern tree would be a welcomed addition. There are six different designs to choose from and color options can vary depending on your preference. Handcrafted and individually made from birch plywood, these beautiful trees are made in Lithuania, so again make sure to order soon.
9. Mirrored candle holder centerpiece
These elegant wood and mirror candle trays are sure to bring some elegance to any table display. Each tea-light holder is made from pine and sanded and stained by hand. You can select different sizes from two to five candles.
Price: From $43.99
Scandinavian-inspired holiday decorations over $50
10. Vintage wood Swedish candle holder
Vintage from the 1950s, this wooden candle holder is traditional from Sweden featuring decorative Scandinavian folk painting known as rosemaling. Candles are commonly placed in windows in Scandinavia but this piece would also make a lovely table centerpiece.
11. Christmas village scene
You can choose from a variety of options when designing your Christmas village scene from charming cottages to triangular roofed houses. Handmade from birch wood, the village is easily assembled and stored. The seller welcomes creative minds to customize their ideal Christmas backdrop.
12. Hand-turned wooden Christmas tree ornaments (set of 10)
Investing in holiday decorations can be expensive, but those are sure to last and be passed on for generations. It’s particularly nice to purchase those that have been crafted with love and care. This set of 10 hand-turned wooden ornaments are made from ash and are satin smooth.
13. Modern Christmas wreath
Handmade from Merino wool and wood, this modern wreath will set you apart from the other houses on your street. It is available in dove grey, ivory, or seasonal cherry red. The wreath can also be custom-made and you can contact the seller for a color chart. To top it off, they arrive gift wrapped, so these can make a perfect holiday present, too.