How to Make Traditional Romantic Christmas Decorations

Take traditional Victorian-style Christmas decorations to a new level. Add bright pops of color and a little bling to make your holidays sparkle.

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Glitter Trees

These easy-to-make decorative trees are perfect for a mantel or as a table centerpiece, especially when placed on a cake stand or tray. With a few basic supplies from the craft store, you can make these cone trees in various sizes and styles. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

DIY Vintage Paper Ornaments

Use vintage clip art and illustrations to create Victorian-inspired paper ornaments. Just print, cut and embellish using craft paper, glitter and ribbon. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Gingerbread House

Keep the theme going with your confectionaries. This sweet gingerbread house was adorned with a white roof and trim, then a little sparkle was added with embellishments and brightly colored ornaments.

Add Other Accessories

Even if they aren't Christmas-related, add accessories that match in color, texture and style.

Vintage-Style Christmas Tree

To create a fresh take on Victorian holiday decor, decorate a white Christmas tree with unexpected pink and blue ball ornaments, handmade paper ornaments, festive garlands and shimmery gold feathers.

What a Pretty Way to Greet Guests

Shiny orbs of aqua, red and pink are mixed with glistening snowflakes and candy canes to make this eye-catching winter-white wreath.

Add to It

To continue the Victorian theme for your holiday decorating, simply buy basic fabric stockings and embellish with lace, tassels and ribbon. Pin on a glittered ornament, satin bow or antique brooch.

Baubles and Antiques

Apothecary jars are a wonderful decorative element that you can change out each season. Fill them with pink, blue and white ornaments and finish with crystal strands and vintage teacups.

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