Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pepparkakor Ornaments


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This past weekend, we attended a beautiful Lucia procession at the Swedish Church in Toronto.
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Prior to the procession we popped into the bazaar and picked up some Swedish goods, including a tin of the most delicious wafer thin gingersnaps, or peppakakor as they are referred to in Sweden.
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This was fitting because this year our Scandinavian Christmas project was to create cinnamon applesauce ornaments designed to look like pepparkakor ornaments. The project was inspired by a a scene in our Pippi Longstocking book and you can read about how we made them today on Day 4 of Scandinavian Christmas at the Pickled Herring.
After making the ornaments, I realized that I could stamp them with a acrylic paint and rubber stamps. I found it best to apply the paint to the stamp with a sponge.
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It would also to fun to stamp names and use as gift tags. It is a fun and inexpensive project.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! 

3 comments:

  1. What fun! They turned out really well. You have created so many fun traditions with your girls.

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  2. It's lovely to read about the different traditions of Christmas that you have in Toronto, and it's great you get to experience them! Have a lovely holiday :-)

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  3. Love the idea! The gingersnaps look delicious!

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