Christmas in Norway

How to make Norwegian Christmas baskets 

It is a tradition in Norway to gather the family and make baskets of colorful paper to hang on the Christmas tree. Here you can learn how to make them!


Take two pieces of colored paper about 8x12 cm and fold them in half (where the scissor is) before rounding the edge on the top. Cut several slots 2/3 of the way up from the bottom on both halves.

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Weave the two sides together as shown. This isn't as difficult as it seems. Weave the strips through each other by "opening" and closing" them.-

Take a green strip and "open" the first loop. Then pull a red strip through. Now open the same red strip and pull the next green strip (closed) through.

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Make a handle and glue it to the insides of the basket.

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Hang the basket on your Christmas tree and fill it up with nuts and candy!



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Christmas Facts

Did you know that the Christmas trees in Union Station, Washington D.C. and in Trafaglar Square in London are provided from Norway? 

In 1947 the British authorities received a Christmas tree from Oslo as a special thanks for the help and support Britain gave to Norway and Norwegians during the occupation years from 1940 to 1945. 

Since then, the Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square has become an annual tradition.


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