25 Vintage Christmas Decorations for the Holiday Season

Vintage decorations have a sense of simplicity and tradition, making your home feel cozy and welcoming at the holidays.

Whether you’re going for a rustic country Christmas or a Victorian celebration, vintage pieces can bring your theme to life.

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As you plan this year’s decorating, use these 25+ beautiful examples for ideas and inspiration.

1. Add Rustic Charm with DIY Star Bunting Christmas Decoration

Burlap Star Bunting #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

If you’re looking for an affordable and easy DIY Christmas decoration, this sweet star bunting is a great place to start.

Each star is cut out of colorful burlap and strung on twine or ribbon for a rustic, homespun look.

Add your bunting to the mantle, a window frame, or even the tree.

via Old House To New Home

2. Celebrate the Holidays with Classic Nutcracker Decorations

Classic and Ornate Holiday Nutcrackers #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Evoke a classic Christmas tradition from centuries past with adorable nutcrackers.

The bright colors enliven your home, and the vintage outfits bring a sense of history.

Display nutcrackers in pairs or individually throughout the house for a festive look.

You can even find miniature nutcracker ornaments for extra impact.

via Christmas Tree Lane

3. Distressed Wood for a Charming Country Theme

Distressed White Painted Christmas Tree Decor #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Enhance your charming country Christmas theme with these DIY Christmas trees.

You can make them yourself using power tools and scrap wood.

Since the beauty of these sweet trees is in the distressed finish, make sure to spend time with sandpaper, crackle finish, or a hammer to make the boards look aged.

via Grit Antiques

4. Build a Quaint Christmas Sign from an Old Drawer Front

DIY Christmas Cabinet Door Sign #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Turn an old drawer front into a vintage Christmas sign with this fun project.

The materials are simple — burlap and buffalo-check plaid letters communicate the perfect laid-back vibe.

We love how the burlap ribbon is tacked in place for a handmade look.

via Salvage Sister and Mister

5. Create Unique DIY Christmas Ornaments with Tiny Tins

DIY Vintage Christmas Ornaments #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Tiny tins create the base for these DIY Christmas ornaments.

Inside, you have total freedom to create tiny winter scenes using paper, faux snow, artificial flowers, or any other materials you have around the house.

Break out the glitter and tinsel for a sparkling effect, or keep it simple with classic colors. Add a ribbon loop, and you have a sweet vintage piece for the tree.

via Hello Little Home

6. Make a Vintage-Inspired Postcard Poinsettia

DIY Vintage Christmas Postcard Poinsettia #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Do you love the look of vintage typefaces and postal stamps?

Bring them to your Christmas decorations with a postcard poinsettia.

This simple DIY project allows plenty of room for creativity — you can add a decorative center, paint accents, or use glitter for a dramatic look.

via 2 Bees In a Pod

7. Create Instant Vintage Decor with DIY Paper Trees

Easy Vintage Paper Trees #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

If your mantel or shelf is looking a little bare, these cute vintage trees are an affordable solution.

All you need is paper that looks historic: sheet music, handwritten script, or aged coloring.

Best of all, you can make the trees yourself in less than an hour with supplies you probably already have on hand.

via Confessions of a Plate Addict

8. Make Your Mantel Magical with Farmhouse-Glam Decor

Farmhouse Christmas Mantel #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Go all out this Christmas with an over-the-top farmhouse-glam mantel decoration.

A tiny farm is decked out with a wreath, miniature Christmas trees, and even a sweet stuffed animal.

The thing that takes this mantel to the next level is the fabric backing and lush garland.

via Penny’s Vintage Home

9. Upcycle Ripped Books into Christmas Trees

Folded Book Page Christmas Trees #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Don’t throw out your books with ripped covers and torn-out pages — turn them into these beautiful Christmas trees.

The printed words create an interesting texture after the pages are accordion-folded into tree shapes.

Create a yellowed look by dyeing the paper with tea.

via Home Chic Club Design

10. Lodge-Inspired Mantel with Modern and Vintage Accents

Fun Christmas Lodge Style Mantel #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

A little modern and a little vintage, this lodge-inspired mantel brings life to your home.

Vintage elements such as a lantern, rustic sign, and paper gift bags add soft, neutral colors.

The addition of a stark black and white sign keeps this vignette looking fresh and contemporary.

via The How To Home

11. Transform Apothecary Bottles into Stylish Vintage Vases

Lovely and Fresh Evergreen Sprig Vases #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Apothecary bottles become vintage vases in this gorgeous Christmas craft.

Leave the glass bottles plain to show off the natural textures, or coat them with paint to create the look of mercury glass.

A burlap ribbon adds just a hint of casual charm.

via Mrs Olson Blog

12. Make Tiny Christmas Trees to Enhance Vintage Décor Theme

Paper Tree Vintage Decor Ideas #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Here’s another fun way to make tiny Christmas trees to enhance your vintage decor theme.

These trees couldn’t be easier — all you need to do is roll paper into a cone and mount it on a slim wooden dowel.

Create trees in varying sizes and heights to create an adorable forest.

via Creating Life Now

13. Craft a Custom Ornament with Clear Glass and Plastic

Pretty Pinecone and Jingle Bells Ornament #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Have you ever seen the clear glass and plastic ornaments that you can fill for a custom look?

This ornament adds a vintage spin on the clear material.

Tuck a pinecone and a few jingle bells inside and conceal the seam with a length of textural twine.

via Sassy Townhouse Living

14. Bring Timeless Charm with a Buffalo Check Print Panel

Red Buffalo Plaid Christmas Joy Block #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

What says classic country charm more than a buffalo check print?

This gorgeous lodge-inspired block uses a red and black version of the pattern to bring color to your Christmas display.

Paint a holiday-themed word on the front panel in a script font to complete the historic vibe.

via Keeping It Simple

15. Create a Vintage Look with a DIY Stick Tree Craft

Simple and Neat DIY Stick Trees #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

When you want a quick but lovely vintage craft, these stick trees fit the bill.

You can use any type of stick — even a slim tree branch will do. When the glue dries, paint the trees and wrap them in lights to illuminate your home.

via Modern on Monticello

16. Create a Cozy Ambiance with DIY Twig Luminaries

Twig Christmas Tree Luminaries #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Nothing warms the atmosphere in your home like the beautiful twinkling glow of a candle.

These cute luminaries look like trees; they’re made with simple twigs that you can find outside your home.

Add a battery-operated candle to create a soft light that peeks out from between the branches.

via Stow and Tell U

17. Get a Rustic Christmas Look with a Vintage Wooden Crate

Vintage Box Filled with Winter Decor #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Vintage wooden crates bring an instant sense of history to your home.

If you have one, fill it with Christmas elements to create a stunning window box or centerpiece.

Christmas balls, feathers, greenery, and beaded garlands can fill the space and add color to any area.

via Our Clover House

18. Perfect Victorian Christmas Centerpiece for a Festive Dinner

Vintage Holiday Table Decor #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Create the feeling of a Victorian Christmas with a lush centerpiece for your holiday dinner.

The trick is to choose a base that has a vintage vibe: a basket, a tiny stroller, or an elegant carved box.

Stuff it with boughs from a pine or cedar tree, add a few ribbon loops, and tuck in some artificial berries for a pop of color.

via Blue Ribbon Kitchen

19. Bring Christmas Cheer to the Kitchen with a Miniature Tree

Vintage Kitchen Christmas Tree #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Why use a Christmas tree in just one room of the house?

Extend the festive cheer to the kitchen with a miniature tree decked out in vintage ornaments.

This is a great way to showcase a themed collection of decorations or an eclectic assortment that doesn’t fit on your primary tree.

via Sunny Simple Life

20. Add Character to Your Decor with Vintage-Inspired Wall Signs

Vintage Look Christmas Sign #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Fill an empty spot on the wall with a vintage-inspired wall sign.

Look for signs that use a variety of traditional fonts, particularly those that resemble newsprint.

If you’re crafty, you can even make your own with inexpensive paint and a few stencils.

via Our Southern Home

21. Vintage Cane Decoration with a Santa Twist

Vintage Santa Clause Christmas Cane #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

A cane has a traditional look, particularly when it’s made from wood.

This beautiful Christmas decoration uses an old cane as the base for a clever decoration; Santa’s face and hat are carved into the curved top, and a classic tartan ribbon completes the vintage vibe.

via Bargain Decorating With Laurie

22. Craft a Rustic Cottage Tree With Wooden Spindles and Dowel

Vintage Spindle Christmas Tree #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Beautiful turned wooden spindles create a cottage-inspired Christmas tree in this unusual project.

All you need is spindles in varying lengths and styles and a wooden dowel.

This freestanding piece looks great on a shelf or side table.

via Recreated Designs

23. Upcycle Yardsticks into a Gorgeous Christmas Tree

Vintage Yardstick Christmas Tree #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Cheerful and unexpected, this gorgeous Christmas tree is crafted from vintage yardsticks in varying colors.

The visible measurements and letters add a soft pattern; we love the contrast between the rustic wood and the glam jeweled ornaments.

via Running With Sisters

24. Create a Nostalgic Christmas Village on Your Mantel or Shelf

White Village Christmas Mantel #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

Highlight a stunning mantel or a long shelf by making it the setting for a Christmas village.

Don’t worry if your village looks a bit modern — a coat of white spray paint will give it a vintage twist.

via A Wonderful Thought

25. Rustic Christmas Wreath with Plaid and Pine Cones

Wooden Plank Display #Christmas #vintage #diy #decorhomeideas

This spectacular Christmas piece has it all: planks, rustic wood, plaid, and a traditional wreath.

It’s a breeze to make, no matter what your skill level.

Make your own wreath or decorate a premade version with vintage ribbons and snow-dusted pine cones.

via The Crafting Chicks

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