How to make Christmas Ornaments

A well dressed Christmas tree is a beautiful thing, a grand sight to behold where as a tree that is dressed like a dogs dinner is an affront to all humanity!

During the Victorian era (not unlike today) trees were decked with tinsel, silver wire ornaments, candles, strung beads, finely painted glass baubles and the first electric lights were patented in 1882, before that it was candles!

When Queen Victorian took to the throne all decorations were still hand made, you had crocheted snowflakes, stars, paper baskets for sugared almonds, paper flowers in all colours with twists of candy, candles, gingerbread shapes and figures molded from wax.

Of course nowadays you can pretty much buy what you want but here is Ruth Goodman to show us how to make Christmas Ornaments.