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Making a Christmas Tree Topper
The Christmas tree topper is a beautiful addition to your Christmas tree. Make it even more special for your family by making your own Christmas tree topper. This is a guide about making a Christmas tree topper.
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December 16, 2011

Every time I opened my extra utensil drawer there was this bag of wooden skewers in the way so I decided to do something with them. I added some fuzzy yarn, a tongue depressor, a cardboard tube, and hot glue and ended up with a delicate, fuzzy, tree topper.

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Approximate Time: 1 hour

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Wrap your cardboard tube with foil wrapping paper or aluminum foil.
  2. Glue 2 inches of one end of your tongue depressor inside the tube. You will need to remove the paper where your depressor will be glued down.
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  4. You could paint the skewers first as I did, I painted mine pearl, all it did was to tone down the wood color. A pretty soft blue would be very pretty I would think.
  5. After your paint dries, find and mark the center of all of your skewers.
  6. Make an x out of two skewers and put a drop of hot glue on the mark. Match the marks and hold until they are secure.
  7. Take another skewer and center in the big gap, glue in place with ample glue. Add another skewer and glue in in place.
  8. Go back and put plenty of hot glue around this joint to make them hold securely without wiggling.
  9. Put one end of your yarn in this glue then start wrapping over and under the skewers until you have filled in the center as far as you want; I did about 1 1/2".
  10. Then wrap around one skewer and go to the previous one and wrap up to the point. Put a drop of glue on your yarn at the tip and wrap back down.
  11. Wrap your yarn around a skewer to secure it and repeat up to the tip again, repeating this pattern until you have them all wrapped.
  12. Wrap your yarn down the depressor and glue it to hold.
  13. Hot glue the bottom couple of inches inside your cardboard tube.

Now you have a pretty tree topper.

By Ann from Loup City, NE

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December 18, 2011

This is a cute little Santa tree topper made from an empty thread cone from a package of Peaches and Cream crochet cotton. Inexpensive and easy to make.

Approximate Time: a couple hours

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Spray the cone with gold paint.
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  3. Measure down from the tip 4 inches. Paint a square (about 2 x 2 inches ) light pink for Santa's face.
  4. Paint the wood button a bright pink for his nose.
  5. Dab a little bright pink on for his cheeks.
  6. Paint, or using a black Sharpie, draw on the eyes and lashes using the picture as a guide.
  7. Glue the nose in place.
  8. Highlight the nose and eyes as in the picture.
  9. Glue a strip of fake fur around the cone just above his eyes for a hat band, and another shorter piece on the tip of the cone.
  10. Add a jingle bell to the tip. Glue curly hair in place for his hair and his beard.
  11. Add a few beads, a little greenery, or a tiny poinsettia to the hat band. Or create your own enhancements.

By Harlean from AR from Hot Springs, AR

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October 22, 2008

I am looking for a pattern for an angel Christmas tree topper. Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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October 22, 20080 found this helpful

http://www.croc  ctory/angels.php

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October 27, 20080 found this helpful

I made my angel from a sewing pattern of Christmas ornaments and decorations. Instead of making a fabric doll I bought an angel head and doll arms at a craft store. She is beautiful.

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