Homemade Victorian Christmas Ornaments

by lou16

When it comes to adding a touch of Victoriana to your Christmas tree you should think about handmade Victorian Christmas Ornaments.

Victorian Christmas Ornaments

A Victorian woman knew how to crochet and do needlepoint or cross stitch which meant that a number of the Christmas ornaments used were made using these skills.   You can make your own Victorian Christmas ornaments in much the same way.

The crocheted Christmas angel ornament opposite is a great example of the type of thing you might see on a Victorian Christmas tree and is something you could buy if you don’t have time to crochet your own.

If you want to make your own Victorian inspired Christmas ornaments then you can actually get patterns to make your own crocheted Christmas ornaments.  

Victorian Crocheted Angel Christmas Ornaments set of 12

Victorian ladies knew how to crochet and do cross stitch so it was only natural that they would make Christmas ornaments like these Victorian influenced crocheted angel ornaments.

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Another alternative is to make crocheted Christmas Ornament covers and put them over deep reds, gold and purple colored Christmas ornament to give the impression of a Victorian Christmas tree ornament.

Vintage Crochet PATTERN to make - Victorian Christmas Snowflake Ornaments Shade Light Pulls. ...

These three vintage crochet patterns can be used to make a number of things, but in particular they make gorgeous Victorian Christmas ornaments.

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Crocheted Christmas Ornament Covers

Making crochet covers for your existing Christmas ornaments is a great way of transforming your Christmas tree into a Victorian influenced tree for the holidays.

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Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments

You can make your own Christmas ornaments by using a kit like the one opposite that includes everything you need.   Alternatively if you already have silks, fabric and mini frames at home there are lots of places where you can get patterns for Christmas ornaments.

Cross stitch Christmas ornaments come in fun designs as well as classic or vintage designs.   The Victorians would have used designs of the nativity or nature inspired designs like holly and ivy along with a vintage styled Father Christmas.  

In fact the type of cross stitch Christmas ornaments that I would generally associate with a Victorian Christmas tree are like the free patterns included below.

Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns

Make Your Own Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments - Like the Victorians!

Christmas Hearts Ornament
This free Christmas cross stitch design can be used as a Christmas ornament or a card or gift tag.

The 12 Blessings of Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns
This free pattern can be turned into 12 different Christmas ornaments that also embrace the important things about Christmas.

Rejoyce Christmas Ornament
This free Christmas ornament cross stitch design is very Victorian in style and even the word rejoyce echoes back to a time when everyone attended church on Sundays and Christmas Day.

Victorian Beaded Christmas Ornaments

The Victorians loved to use beaded Christmas ornaments on their tree to showcase their beading skills as well as adding a touch of opulence to the family Christmas tree.

Beaded Christmas ornaments were very popular with the Victorians because the beadwork added a touch of opulence to a Victorian Christmas tree.

Gold Gilded Victorian Christmas Ornaments

The Victorians love to use gold and would guild walnuts or pine cones to add them to their trees.   An easy way to replicate these decorations in your home is by using gold paint in a spray can.  

 My brother and I used to decorate pine cones with gold paint when we were growing up and they were great Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree as well as popping them around the bottom of the tree.

Victorian Lace Christmas Ornaments

The Victorian’s loved to use lace in their fashion and on their accessories so it’s hardly surprising that they would also like to add lace to their Christmas décor.

Covering a bauble ornament in lace is one way in which you can embrace a touch of Victoriana on your tree, another is by using lace to make a type of cornucopia to add to your tree.  

More Victorian Christmas Ornaments

The Christmas tree that we all know has it's roots in Victorian Britain which is why we love the Victorian methods of tree decorating creating rich, opulent looking Christmas trees
Updated: 11/10/2012, lou16
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