The traditional colors for Victorian Christmas gift wrapping were white and red: either white paper with red ribbon, or red paper with Christmas ribbons. But the Victorians also knew fun ways to wrap small gifts or give money as a gift: Victorian Christmas gifts were disguised as faux snowballs, Christmas crackers or even sausages! Continue reading 10 Victorian Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas→
Make edible Christmas ornaments this year! These 4 homemade sugar Christmas ornaments are so pretty and incredibly easy to make! DIY candy Christmas decorations are easy last-minute Christmas DIY crafts for kids.
Sugar ornaments are traditional Christmas tree ornaments. One of the following sugar ornament recipes was even published 280 years ago in 1741!
Make traditional Victorian Christmas ornaments with paper this Christmas! Homemade paper ornaments are a budget-friendly and easy Christmas craft project that you can make with your kids! Read on to find out how to make paper Christmas tree decorations.
Learn how to make a tallow candle with kitchen waste and a DIY wick made from natural materials! Tallow candles are great as emergency candles and for the holiday season.
Tallow candles have a long history. They were the most widely used candles since ancient times before paraffin and stearin were discovered in the Victorian era. Tallow candles were a cheaper alternative to expensive beeswax candles.
While tallow candles could already be bought at shops in the Middle Ages, tallow candles were often made at home: Because tallow and other animal fats were readily available in households. As wick they either used cotton string or dried rushes. Read on to find out how to make a molded or dipped tallow candle with a DIY cotton or rush wick. Continue reading How To Make Tallow Candles→
Natural Christmas ornaments are beautiful, easy to make and practically free! Make nature-inspired Christmas decorations with pine cones, rose hips, acorns, walnuts and oranges.
Make DIY natural Christmas ornaments for your tree this year! These homemade natural Christmas decorations are eco-friendly, cheap, easy and fun to make. You can gather most of the materials for the natural Christmas tree ornaments in the nature. So there’s no need to run to the store – especially now in times of the coronavirus. You can find the materials for the Christmas ornaments made from natural materials in your garden, the woods or parks. Continue reading 20 DIY Natural Christmas Ornaments→
Make a cute little bottle brush Christmas tree with cotton yarn from scratch!
Little bottle brush Christmas trees are everywhere right now. But instead of buying one, you can simply make your own DIY bottle brush Christmas tree with natural materials you already have at home! All you need for this DIY bottle brush tree is cotton yarn in green or white, a piece of wire and a wood slice. Continue reading How To Make A Bottle Brush Christmas Tree – From Scratch!→
Two years ago I tried a Victorian recipe for quince paste. Homemade quince paste is a traditional Christmas treat since the Victorian era. And since this quince candy turned out so delicious, I tried to make candied quince this Christmas! Continue reading Candied Japanese Quince Slices→