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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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.
Approximate Time: 1 hour
- 4 wooden skewers
- fuzzy yarn
- cardboard tube
- Christmas paper
- hot glue
- 1 tongue depressor
- acrylic paint optional
- Wrap your cardboard tube with foil wrapping paper or aluminum foil.
- 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.
- 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.
- After your paint dries, find and mark the center of all of your skewers.
- 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.
- Take another skewer and center in the big gap, glue in place with ample glue. Add another skewer and glue in in place.
- Go back and put plenty of hot glue around this joint to make them hold securely without wiggling.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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.
- Wrap your yarn down the depressor and glue it to hold.
- Hot glue the bottom couple of inches inside your cardboard tube.
Now you have a pretty tree topper.
By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE
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
- 7 inch cardboard thread cone
- fake fur strip about 1 1/2 inches by 12 inches long
- white curly doll hair
- 1/4 inch wooden plug
- gold spray paint
- acrylic paints in black, white, light pink, and bright pink
- black Sharpie marker, optional
- large jingle bell
- greenery, beads, etc., for trimming
- hot glue gun
- Spray the cone with gold paint.
- Measure down from the tip 4 inches. Paint a square (about 2 x 2 inches ) light pink for Santa's face.
- Paint the wood button a bright pink for his nose.
- Dab a little bright pink on for his cheeks.
- Paint, or using a black Sharpie, draw on the eyes and lashes using the picture as a guide.
- Glue the nose in place.
- Highlight the nose and eyes as in the picture.
- 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.
- Add a jingle bell to the tip. Glue curly hair in place for his hair and his beard.
- Add a few beads, a little greenery, or a tiny poinsettia to the hat band. Or create your own enhancements.
By Harlean from Hot Springs, AR
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I am looking for a pattern for an angel Christmas tree topper. Thanks in advance for any ideas.
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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.