I love creating unique ornaments and I love sharing tips on how to make them.
Handmade, Victorian Lace Christmas Ornaments
Decorating a Christmas tree with handmade, lace Christmas ornaments was quite the thing when Christmas trees first came to Victorian England.
Many people are misinformed in thinking the Christmas tree tradition began in England. Actually, Prince Albert, the husband and love of Queen Victoria, brought the first Christmas tree from Germany to England in 1841 to make his queen happy.
When the people of England saw how beautiful the decorated trees were and how much the Queen enjoyed them, they quickly adopted the custom, making it their own.
Thanks to Queen Victoria's beloved Prince Albert, people all over the world now celebrate Christmas with this much-loved tradition of decorating the Christmas tree.
The custom during Queen Victoria's reign (the Victorian era) was to either put small trees on the tabletops using an attractive, white damask tablecloth underneath or to have a floor-to-ceiling Christmas tree. The later wasn't used in England until the later part of the Victorian era. These traditions haven't really changed that much over the years.
Decorating a Victorian Christmas Tree
In this day and age, less is more. In Victorian England, more was better.
The Victorians loved their Christmas trees and decorated them lavishly. The trees were packed with sparkling, gilded ornaments, as many as the tree could hold, along with cookies, sweetmeats, cakes, candies, and garland. Once the tree was decorated, then candles were put on the trees for light.
Once decorating Christmas trees became a popular tradition in England, elaborate ornaments were crafted either by the artisans of the time or by the ladies at home.
However, Victorian Christmas ornaments were not crafted using the traditional red and green color schemes that are used today.
They had much richer, more opulent colors such as deep burgundies, aquas, deep sapphire blues, dusty rose, and mauves. These colors were usually paired with delicate ivories and creams.
Pearls, ribbons, lace, crystal prisms, and sparkling glass beads were used to adorn ornaments. Glass beaded garland and ornate silver and gold gilded pieces were also very popular during Queen Victoria's reign.
As much as Victorian women loved things that sparkle and shine, they also loved making ornaments made from natural elements too.
Gilded walnuts and pine cones, as well as sparkling seashells, sand dollars, and starfish were very popular natural element ornaments on Victorian Christmas trees. They also loved to make hand painted, hand stitched and decoupage ornaments to hang.
Most ornaments of the time were handmade at home by the wives and children of the family. Just as all the fine needlework such as embroidery, needlepoint, crochet, and tatting were crafts accomplished by the genteel woman of the time, so were the crafting of Christmas ornaments.
Today I will show you several easy to make Victorian-style lace Christmas ornaments. Once you have the needed supplies, all it will take is a few hours of your time and a little imagination to make your very own Victorian lace ornaments to decorate your own Christmas tree or to give as gifts.
First Things First
Before getting started on making your ornaments, we want to get a batch of mulled cider going.
Having the wonderful aroma of fruit and spices in the air from the cider warming just adds to the wonderful feeling of Christmas.
|Prep time||Cook time||Ready in||Yields|
3 hours 40 min
6 to 10
- 1 Gallon natural apple cider (the cloudy kind)
- 2 cups 100% natural cranberry juice
- 4 cinnamon sticks + 8
- 6 whole dried allspice berries
- 2 cups whole fresh cranberries
- 1/4 c. genuine maple syrup
- 1 piece fresh ginger root
- 1 orange
- 8 whole cloves
- Capt. Morgan's Spiced Rum
- Brandy and Bourbon
- Put everything into the crock pot except the ginger, orange, cloves and liquor. Reserve 8 cinnamon sticks for stir sticks.
- Turn the crock pot on "High."
- Peel and smash the piece of ginger root with the flat side of your butcher knife and add to the crock pot.
- Peel the orange rind in one continuous spiral from the orange, stud with the cloves and add to the crock pot.
- Bring to a boil covered. Once the cider boils, remove the cover and let the cider simmer away while making your ornaments. When ready to serve, strain the spices, the clove-studded orange peel, and discard. Add a few cranberries to each mug, then the liquor of choice, then the mulled cider, and a cinnamon stick as a stir stick. Making the mulled cider this way allows the kids to have some too since the liquor is added to the individual glasses.
- If you don't have the four hours time to spare for the crock pot, you can boil and then simmer on the stove in a big pot. I had to do that for this years Christmas party as I was running late and wanted it to smell like Christmas as the guest entered the house.
Victorian Lace Christmas Tree Ornaments
Anyone of these Victorian Style Lace Ornaments can easily be made at home. With most of the ornaments, the supplies are minimal and will include lace (duh!), a glue gun, pearl bead string, and ribbon roses. Additional embellishments can be added, but these are the basics that most of the lace ornaments will be made out of.
Victorian Ribbon Lace Wreath Ornament
Gather Your Supplies
- Wire cutters.
- Green floral wire.
- 24" to 1 yard of 1' to 3' wide ribbon lace, eyelet lace or fancy lace can be used too. I have used all three with great results. The eyelet lace are not as fancy as the ribbon lace, or fancy lace, but can be made to be with embellishments. The length will depend on the type of lace and the width of the lace and how full you want the wreath ornament to be. Wider fancy lace will make a fuller ornament, while eyelet lace on be done with only 6" of lace if it is not gathered.
- One ribbon rose for each ornament you plan to make. You could add three if you want. Just remember to always keep to an odd number for balance.
- Approximately 12" of 1/8" satin ribbon for the ornament bow. The ribbon can only be purchased by the roll at craft stores.
- 4" pearl strand for each ornament hanger. The pearl strands may be purchased by the foot or by the roll at any craft store.
- Glue gun.
- Cut the wire to 6" length.
- Wrap the wire around the neck of a bottle to create a loop about 2" in diameter, then bend one end of the wire to create a small hook.
- Feed your lace onto the piece of wire, weaving the wire in and out through the holes in the lace at evenly spaced intervals; about every 1/2" to 3/4" so that the lace is gathered on the wire. as close to the bottom edge of your lace as possible, while keeping the lace secure to the wire. You can either feed the wire through the lace or feed it back and forth on the wire, depending on the type of lace.
- Bend the other end of the wire to create a second small hook, then interlock the ends.
- Loop the ribbon to make a bow, wrapping the stem of the ribbon rose around the middle of the bow to secure, then wrap the stem around the ends of the pearl strand.
- Next, attach the stem of the ribbon rose to the interlocked ends of the wire (with the pearl strand looped at the top of the wreath) by wrapping the remaining piece of the stem firmly to the wire ends. Use the pearl strand as a hanger.
- Add a small spot of glue if you wish to be sure it is secure.
Lace Snowflake Ornament
This is the easiest lace ornament of all to make at home.
What You Will Need:
- Lace - a strip of lace about 2-1/2" wide and about 8" long.
- Sewing needle & white thread.
- One ribbon rose in your choice of color.
- Thin gold thread or an ornament hook.
- Using a basting stitch, stitch along the flat edge of the strip of lace.
- Pull each end of thread to gather the lace into a circle round. Tie the thread and knot.
- Add a dab of hot glue to secure.
- Add another dab of glue to backside of the ribbon rose and glue to the center of the lace round.
- Thread a needle with the fine gold thread and push it through the lace, tie in a knot and voila! An ornament hanger.
A Lace Candy Cane Victorian Ornament
Just fold some stiff lace "accordion style," weave it onto a pipe cleaner, or florist wire.
The lace candy cane ornament pictured here is a very simple plain one that would be a great project for a child. You children can work on making these while Mommy makes more detailed ornaments.
You can get much more elaborate by embellishing with some beads, buttons, pearls, ribbons and ribbon roses.
Add a strand of pearl bead string for a hanger like you did for the lace wreath and you have another Victorian lace Christmas ornament to hang on your tree.
Just use a little (or a lot) of your own creative imagination!
Lace Victorian Ball Christmas Ornament
I made this one quite a few years ago. My eldest daughter took most of the ornaments that I hadn't given as gifts. This was one of the few that she left me. I didn't use pearl string as a hanger on this batch as I had run out.
Instead, I used a gold cord. This one is from a set I made that was using up the last of the materials I had leftover after making a huge amount for my employees for Christmas. The lace is a little smashed from being packed away. I didn't starch the lace on this one.
Awesome Glue Gun
Victorian Lace Ball Ornament
For this ornament you will need:
- 12 solid color or clear ornaments.
- About two yards of ivory, white, or light pastel pink lace.
- One foam brush.
- One jar of Mod Podge.
- About eight yards of 1/8" satin ribbon.
- Ribbon roses.
- 1 1/4 yard pearl strand.
- Glue gun.
- Cut lace into squares just large enough to wrap around each ornament. Set aside.
- Pour some Mod Podge into a disposable dish to make it easier to work with.
- Working with one ornament at a time; brush the ornament with a thin layer of Mod Podge; immediately wrap a lace square around it, smoothing as you go. Only apply more Mod Podge if necessary for the lace to completely adhere smoothly to the ornament. Let dry.
- Use scissors to trim away any excess lace and smooth edges.
- Apply a second thin coat of Mod Podge to wrapped ornament (over lace) and allow to dry completely.
- Create a bow by looping the ribbon with 4 loops of ribbon, and leaving about a 4" long tail; then wrapping the wire stem of the ribbon rose around the bow to secure, tie the ribbon around the mouth of the ornament.
- Using the glue gun put just a drop of glue to the inside of the bow and the ribbon rose to secure to the top of the ornament, on the side of the mouth opening.
- Cut a 4" strand of pearls for the ornament hanger and glue each end to the inside mouth of the ornament. Allow to dry completely before hanging.
Note: I also make ornaments by cutting the lace into circles about 6" to 8" in diameter and covering the ball, then gather the fabric at the stem, secure with beading wire and cover with ribbons and ribbon roses, fluffing out the excess lace.
Use your imagination and embellish with decorative braiding, ribbon, tassels, flowers, pearl string, beads, whatever you want to use to create your own beautiful Victorian lace ornaments.
I Like to Use Pearl Bead Strings as Ornament Hangers
I like using the pearl bead string the most often for hanging and embellishing Victorian Christmas ornaments, especially when they are made out of lace. The pearls can also be draped or glued on ornaments for a more romantic look.
For jeweled Victorian ornaments, I prefer using a metallic cord or an elegant, sparkly ribbon.
If you plan on making a lot of ornaments, Amazon does have a good price for the larger quantities (3 spools).
Other than that, I would just pick up smaller quantities at the craft store where you can usually get it for under a dollar a yard.
Another place to check for discount prices is on eBay. However, as a Prime member on Amazon, I often find better deals than I can find at my local craft store and the shipping is free. (JoAnn's has gotten so pricey I only go there anymore if I have their 50% off coupons.)
Victorian Lace Heart Christmas Ornament
I made this one by covering a clear plastic heart that I had bought at the craft store years before as a chocolate mold for a Valentine's Day gift.
I made it the same way and at the same time I made the lace ball ornament featured above.
Handmade Lace Angel Christmas Ornament
Some Beautiful Examples to Inspire Your Own Creations
Mini Wrap Satin Ribbon Roses
Ribbon roses are a must-have when making Victorian-style ornaments at home. Have a look at your local craft stores for the colors you need.
The colors used during the Victorian times were much more limited than they are now.
Victorian women leaned more towards pinks, such as pastel pink, dusty rose, and mauve; blues, such as sapphire blue, aqua, and turquoise; reds, such as Christmas red, deep brick red, and burgundy; greens, such as pastel green, hunter green, and Christmas green; ecru colors such as tea-stained tan, white, cream, and ivory; and last but not least, metallic gold, copper, and silver.
Victorian Greeting Card Christmas Tree
Victorian Lace Cornucopia Ornaments
Cornucopia ornaments, or Tussie Mussie ornaments as they were called, were made out of a variety of different mediums.
These mediums included items such as starched lace and crochet doilies; paper doilies; stiff, pretty, colorful paper; sheet music; or decoupaged labels, newspaper clippings, and postcard photos.
The medium that was being used was rolled into a cone shape and embellished with lace, braiding, cameos, fancy buttons, velvet and satin ribbons, gold and silver cording, anything beautiful that they happen to have on hand.
Ribbons were attached to the Tussie Mussies as hangers and they were filled with candies, little toy gifts or potpourri.
The wealthy would often commission the silversmith to make ornate silver Tussie Mussies for home decor and Christmas gifts. They would often fill these gorgeous ornate cornucopia ornaments with candies, potpourri or fresh flowers and hang them from the door knobs.
Sometimes these silver Tussie Mussies were made in the same pattern as the family silverware.
Handmade Victorian Lace Tussie Mussie Christmas Ornament
Template - My scanner is not working so I was unable to scan my templates into my computer for you. However, I did find one online that you can have for free. Just open the pdf file and print it out.
Here is the link: Cone Template - Thanks to Ruth Ann Zaroff.
- Two paper doilies or two starched square pieces of lace.
- Clear-drying craft glue or Mod Podge.
- Four clothes pins.
- Cardstock to match doilies color.
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks.
- Decorative cord, ribbon or pearl strings of choice.
- Embellishments of choice.
- A hole puncher.
Tussie Mussie #1
- When I am using lace, I first spray the lace with spray starch then hang with clothespins to dry. This will stiffen the lace, but still leave it pliable and easy to work with. You can also make homemade starch by mixing sugar and water or cornstarch and water. Just dip the lace into the solution and again hang to dry.
- Print your template, cut it out.
- Once the lace is dry, place the lace or the doilies, if you prefer, onto a matching color of card stock at the corner of your sheet of card stock, as shown in the diagram. Glue one doily or piece of lace to your card stock. Select any colors you want for your cardstock.color. You could do two-toned if you wish or use the same color lace and cardstock. For example, burgundy card stock with ivory doily or lace glued on top. Doilies and lace come in a variety of colors, so if you wanted you could glue a red doily to red card stock. However you want to do it.
- When the glue is dry, trace around the design onto the reverse of your chosen cardstock.
- Cut out the cone and fold along the dotted line, keeping as close to the edge of the doily as possible,without cutting any of the doily. Glue the cone to hold its shape. Repeat for the next doily. You may need to use close-pens to hold the cones shape until the glue dries.
- Using a hole punch, make neat holes at the sides of the cones for hanging the decorative ribbon or cord.
- Add embellishments of your choice by gluing on with a hot glue gun.
- Cut a piece of decorative cording or trim about 4". Put the ends through the holes that you punched, from the outside of the cone to the inside and add a spot of glue to the inside of the cone sides to secure the ends.
Tussie Mussie #2
- Instead of lace or doilies, I also use stiff decorative paper, like wallpaper or old sheets of music, scrapbook paper and origami paper. I can usually squeeze three or four cones out of a 12'x12' piece. I like to glue thin decorative paper to plain cardstock to make the cone shape more durable. Metallic Japanese origami paper works well for this as it comes in so many beautiful designs.
- Using your template, make your cones, you can embellish them with lace glued around the top edge of the cone and spiraling around the cones itself, and embellish with any type of victorian scrapes that you please such as pieces of velvet, brocades, satins, bells, tinsel, etc.
- Punch your holes in the sides like you did before and attach your pearl strings or decorative ribbons.
- Your finished Tussie Mussies can be filled with candies, cookies, small toys, potpourri or flowers and hung on the tree.
Below you will see some fine examples to get your creative juices flowing.
Victorian Tussie Mussie Christmas Ornaments
DIY Shabby Chic Vintage Tussie Mussie Tutorial
Are You a DIY Crafter When It Comes to Making Ornaments?
Victorian Style Paper Fan Ornament
This photo isn't very good, but I don't have access to the original right now as it is stored in another state.
Even so, I am sure you can get the idea of how cute and easy these are to make at home.
I Prefer to Use Tacky Glue for this Project
Materials You Will Need:
- 1 - 6" x 22" rectangle piece of decorative paper. I like paisley for a more Victorian look; however, I have made fans out of wallpaper samples and borders designed with beautiful prints and scrapbook paper.
- 1 - 22" piece of lace
- Tacky glue
- 32" 1/8" Satin Ribbon
This will make your ribbon bow.
- 1 - 3 Ribbon Roses
Use one or three, but not two. Always use odd numbers when decorating for proper balance.
- 6" Pearl String for Hanger
You may also use matching ribbon, fishing line or a Christmas ornament hook.
- Fold your rectangle paper with a lengthwise accordion-fold in 3/4" folds. Crease each fold with your finger.
- Unfold the paper rectangle. Glue the lace with the Tacky Glue to the top edge of the paper, aligning the top edges. Trim any lace frays. Set aside to dry.
- Once the glue is dry, refold the fan the same way you did in Step 1.
- Create your bow by looping the ribbon, then wrapping the wire stem of the ribbon rose around the center of the loops to secure the bow.
- Attach the bow to the fan: With your fingers, pinch the folds together tightly at bottom of the fan and wrap the wire stem of the ribbon rose once around the folds, 1/2" up from the bottom edge.
- Spread open the folds of the paper above the bow to create an open fan.
- To hang the fan: A.) Glue each end of a 6" piece of pearl bead string, a nylon thread or a piece of gold cord to the back of the fan with your glue gun and let dry. or B.) Loop a piece of ribbon through the rose wire in back; tie into a bow and hang. or C.) Using a wire ornament hook, hook to the ribbon rose wire and hang.
- You can also make Victorian lace fan ornaments out of flat lace panels. Just cut the lace into strips 10"-12" x 4"-5". Saturate the fabric lace with either spray starch or homemade liquid starch. Fan fold the wet lace making 7 to 10 vertical folds. Pin the folded lace with clothes pins to hold while it dries. Once the lace panel is dry, open the folds carefully. Add ribbon, pearl beads and/or tassels to the ends of the fan to hold it together and to finish your look.
- It can't get much easier than that and looks fabulous. Use your imagination for different fan materials. For example: Starch a pretty piece of fabric, use fabric glue to glue lace add embellishments to really jazz it up. Have fun!
A Simple Victorian Fan Ornament
Another example of how a simple fan can look elegant as a Christmas ornament.
This fan is made of gold origami paper with ivory lace glued on and folded. The fan bottom was stapled and a gold ribbon was tied on the bottom in a bow. A few small red dollar tree artificial flowers were tucked into the ribbon bow.
I have made some using shiny gold and black velvet brocade wallpaper, with black lace and black tassels that had a stunning rich look when completed. I finished them with a black velvet ribbon and I added gold satin ribbon roses tucked into the black velvet ribbon bow and used black pearl bead string to hang.
Make similar fans using the black and gold paper to the above right. You will need black lace or black braid trim, black and gold mini satin ribbon roses, and black satin ribbon. Create a hanger for your fan using either black or gold pearls, or black or gold ribbon. I like to have colors contrast to make them pop.
Put Up Your Feet and Relax
Now that Your Ornaments Have Been Crafted and Hung....
Grab yourself a mug of hard mulled cranberry-apple cider, sit down, put your feet up and relax while you admire your gorgeous Victorian handiwork on your beautiful Christmas tree.
Questions & Answers
Question: If I wanted to make one using the same method as the Victorians, did the Victorians use glue to put tussie mussies together?
Answer: They used paste, glue, or paper cuts and folding.
Let Us Know With Your Comments Below
Catherine on January 21, 2019:
I love making ornaments but you don’t show how it’s done
Joyce on December 06, 2018:
Had to scroll through so much nonsense and never did see the ornament I started out seeing.
Carol oliver on November 06, 2018:
It never showed how to make the pinecone ornaments
theresa on November 18, 2017:
I woukd like to make the pearl victorian ornaments, where can I find instructions to make. Thank you lots
terry on August 12, 2017:
Would you please share how to make the White Lace Pearls and Pink Ribbon Roses ornament? It is beautiful. Thank you lots
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Bonnie on November 01, 2016:
I put up a Victorian tree every year and love your ornament designs. Our house will have 17 trees this year but the Victorian is the most loved by everyone.
JENNY on October 03, 2016:
WHAT A KIND AND GENEROUS LADY TO SHARE ALL OF THIS INFORMATION. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
KonaGirl (author) from New York on January 17, 2014:
@Meganhere: Victorian has always captured my interest.
Meganhere on November 08, 2013:
I have some Victorian-style ornaments, including a red velvet one that is one of my favourites. Nice lens.
KonaGirl (author) from New York on February 04, 2013:
@Barbara2659: Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I am so glad it has inspired your crafting for next Christmas!
KonaGirl (author) from New York on February 04, 2013:
@cutethings: Thanks so much.
KonaGirl (author) from New York on December 16, 2012:
@getmoreinfo: Thanks so much Susan!
getmoreinfo on December 16, 2012:
I like all your ornament lenses and this one is so pretty with the victorian lace.
C A Chancellor from US/TN on December 15, 2012:
Nice ideas! Ornaments are so expensive, it's great to know how to make your own.
Hal Gall from Bloomington, IN on December 12, 2012:
I really like the Christmas Skate Ornaments. Nice selection of things Victorian.
Barbara2659 on December 08, 2012:
I absolutely love this lens! I will come back to it often. I plan to make some of these designs for next year's craft fairs! Thank you so much for accumulating such a beautiful array of ornaments!
cutethings on December 08, 2012:
Victorian style Christmas ornaments are really beautiful.
mrsclaus411 on December 06, 2012:
These are so pretty.
KeepsakeIdeas on January 19, 2012:
How pretty, and so nostalgic. A Victorian Christmas never goes out of style.
baby-strollers on December 27, 2011:
I love a big traditional tree!
KimGiancaterino on December 17, 2011:
I have a friend who does a huge Victorian-themed tree and it's absolutely stunning. Your lens is equally beautiful. Merry Christmas!
curious0927 on December 15, 2011:
As usual your lenses inspire me so much! I want to make everything and then create a lens that looks like yours! I'm not sure I'm allowed to use all the modules you can. Thanks for giving me so much to aspire to.
solutions4u on December 10, 2011:
GREAT lens! So informative about the Victorian traditions for christmas decorations. I love it!
djroll on December 01, 2011:
This lens is just what I've been looking for. Thank you for sharing all these great ideas and how to make your own. My elderly mom with love working on these with me.
Two Crafty Paws on December 01, 2011:
These are gorgeous! Think our tree will have some Victorian lace fans on it this year ^^... If I won't (as it usually happens) get on the project too late :)
KonaGirl (author) from New York on November 30, 2011:
@Virginia Allain: Thanks so much for the link. That was so nice of you.
KonaGirl (author) from New York on November 30, 2011:
@JoshK47: Thank you so much! This is greatly appreciated.
Pam Irie from Land of Aloha on November 27, 2011:
The crochet lace and ribbon ornament featured is very pretty without being too frilly for me, but all the victorian style lace ornaments are lovely.
TrentAdamsCA on November 23, 2011:
This is lovely. I enjoyed reading the details about Christmas decorating in the Victorian era, and the colors and materials they used. This reads like a journey through time, and it's wonderful that you included the cider recipe and such clear instructions on making ornaments.
anonymous on November 22, 2011:
Absolutely gorgeous! I have liked and +1'd on my OneStopJewelryShop account but had to come over on this account to give this a well deserved Squid Angel Blessing! Loved it!
Ann Scaling Tucker from Enid, OK on November 20, 2011:
This is a beautiful lens. Thanks for the history and the how to's. I learned a lot and loved it.
Virginia Allain from Central Florida on November 18, 2011:
I've always liked this look and you've showcased it very well here. I'll link it into my lens on Unique Christmas Trees.
JoshK47 on November 17, 2011:
Quite elegant ornaments! Blessed by a SquidAngel!
privresearch on November 17, 2011:
Very beautiful Christmas ornaments
sweetstickyrainbo on November 16, 2011:
that red lead on the meat bit was unappetizing but the ornaments are gorgeous
aussieremovals on November 16, 2011:
anne mohanraj on November 15, 2011:
Such a wonderful and creative lens!
Julia Morais on November 15, 2011:
The decorations are elaborate and gorgeous. Great lens.
traveller27 on November 15, 2011:
Beautiful - blessed by a travelling angel.
Linda F Correa from Spring Hill Florida on November 14, 2011:
Outstanding Lens...I plan on using these ideas this weekend....you have insoired my creative side. Thanks
SiochainGraSonas on November 13, 2011:
I think I will try making some of these this year. I enjoyed your lens.
Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 13, 2011:
I can just imagine what Christmas was during the Victorian era.
Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on November 13, 2011:
How very pretty. The Victorian era has so many pretty decorations for the home
anonymous on November 13, 2011:
Another beautiful Christmas lens from you, and I just love Victorian style Christmas trees, I do two trees and one is Victorian, love everything here, Blessed *
ErHawkns7100 on October 23, 2011:
I used to love putting together these ornaments when I was a child. The pins and the ribbons would lead to something so beautiful.
Kirsti A. Dyer from Northern California on October 16, 2011:
ScareYouDiva on September 28, 2011:
Pretty designs - I love the Victorian lace.
KarenCookieJar on September 04, 2011:
These look really pretty and not too hard to make.
anonymous on July 11, 2011:
I swear, I think I may have drooled while looking at this lens! I love Victorian, Christmas, Lace, angels, & beautiful ornaments. You have it all so beautifully. The blue Velour ornaments are wonderful. Fantastic lens! Blessings
KonaGirl (author) from New York on June 27, 2011:
@Sylvestermouse: Thank you so much for visiting, leaving your Squid Angel Blessing and for the feature on your "Squid Angel Mouse Tracks in Crafts" lens. Such a wonderful surprise!
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on June 24, 2011:
Angel Blessed :) Featured on "Squid Angel Mouse Tracks in Crafts" under Holiday Crafts ~ Christmas!
anonymous on April 07, 2011:
Beautiful lens. I especially like the blue velour ornaments
KonaGirl (author) from New York on December 27, 2010:
@Virginia Allain: It really doesn't get any easier! I'll bet the ones you made from the brocaded ribbon were gorgeous! Thank you so much for the kind words.
Virginia Allain from Central Florida on December 27, 2010:
I made some of the folded fans from brocade ribbons some years back. Time to make some more and add the pretty rosebuds like you show here. Lovely selection of Victorian styled crafts for Christmas.
KonaGirl (author) from New York on December 27, 2010:
@anonymous: Thank you so much Kimberly! It is greatly appreciated!
KonaGirl (author) from New York on December 24, 2010:
@Ann Hinds: Thank you so much for your blessing on this lens.
KonaGirl (author) from New York on December 24, 2010:
@Heather426: Thank you for your kind words, Heather, and a very merry Christmas to you too.
anonymous on December 23, 2010:
Beautiful ornaments...and the cider recipe is a tasty bonus!
Congrats on being part of the Great Ideas for Christmas Crafts list
Ann Hinds from So Cal on December 19, 2010:
Blessed! Wonderful lens. Great everything! What more can I say
KonaGirl (author) from New York on December 16, 2010:
@mbgphoto: Oh, how sweet. Thank you so much for the Squid blessing.
Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on December 15, 2010:
Wow! First of all, I decorate Victorian for Christmas in my Shabby Chic home. So these are right up my alley. Amazing lens, I love it! Merry Christmas!
Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on December 15, 2010:
How beautiful...blessed and added to my December Blessings lens.
KonaGirl (author) from New York on December 15, 2010:
@Sylvestermouse: Thanks so much. I am adding your wonderful Victorian beaded ornaments here as featured lens. They fit perfect, don't you think?
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on December 14, 2010:
These are all beautiful ornaments! I love the Victorian style in just about anything and ornaments are a great way to add it to your home decor.
KonaGirl (author) from New York on December 13, 2010:
@WhiteOak50: Thank you Eva, and it's not even done yet. You are so sweet!
WhiteOak50 on December 12, 2010:
I love these decorations!! I love Victorian Anything, it is always so beautiful and delicate. Very beautiful page!
Mona from Iowa on December 12, 2010:
These are just lovely. I've added this as a featured lens on my Handmade Christmas Lens under ornaments. :)