10 Vintage-Modern Christmas Decorating Ideas

palm springs gingerbread house

Clearly I’m inspired by Palm Springs and eras past and my decorating style is best described as vintage-modern. So today I’d like to share 10 genius vintage-modern Christmas decorating ideas I’ve come across that have knocked my socks off, plus a few favorites from Christmases past that I’ve had fun creating. Enjoy!


1. A Palm Springs Gingerbread House by Laura Gummerman for A Beautiful Mess (my head nearly exploded!)

diy modern christmas tree

2. How darling is this DIY Christmas tree wall hanging by Hank & Hunt?

studio diy giant ornament balloons

3. Adorable DIY giant ornament balloons by Kelly at Studio DIY!

diy cocktail stirrers by mrs lilien - genius!

4. Glam-tails courtesy of paper straws + a fancy brooch and the mad mind of Mrs. Lilien!

oh joy diy pineapple gift wrap

5. Joy knocked it out of the park with this DIY pineapple gift wrap for odd-shaped objects.

the perfect diy christmas tree for a small space

6. The perfect DIY Christmas tree for small spaces by Almost Makes Perfect.

diy marzipan tree cake toppers by oh happy day

7. These DIY marzipan tree cake toppers by Jordan are so sweet.

coco + kelley's creative christmas tabletop

8. How charming is Cassandra’s whimsical winter wonderland tablescape?

(You can shop these trees here.)

diy christmas tree cactus by sugar + cloth

9. The perfect Christmas tree in the desert by Sugar + Cloth!

diy honeycomb christmas tree by studio diy

10. This DIY honeycomb tree by Studio DIY is delightful!


Plus, a few Christmas decorating ideas from my past Christmases:

diy candy cane walls | kelly golightly

DIY candy cane walls | Kelly Golightly

diy paint chip gift tags | kelly golightly

Paint chip gift tags | Kelly Golightly

how to host a glitzmas party | kelly golightly

Macaron tower for a Glitzmas party | Kelly Golightly

how to set a dazzling holiday table | kelly golightly

How to set a dazzling holiday tabletop | Kelly Golightly for Rue Magazine

(similar plates here)

DIY glitter champagne bottles

DIY glitter champagne bottles

rosemary's baby (wreaths) | kelly golightly

Rosemary’s baby (wreaths) — aka DIY mini rosemary wreaths 😉 | Kelly Golightly

how to host a cookie decorating party | kelly golightly

How to host a glam cookie decorating party | Kelly Golightly

Have a favorite? I’ve pinned loads more over on my Christmas board on Pinterest. Are we following each other on Pinterest? You can follow me here (I’m @doyougolightly). Leave your Pinterest handle in the comments so I can follow you too!



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