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. Completed tree topper star.


Approximate Time: 1 hour



    Materials for making the star.

  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.
  3. 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.
  4. After your paint dries, find and mark the center of all of your skewers.
  5. 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.
  6. Take another skewer and center in the big gap, glue in place with ample glue. Add another skewer and glue in in place.
  7. Go back and put plenty of hot glue around this joint to make them hold securely without wiggling.
  8. 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".
  9. Wrapping the center.

  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. Wrapping the points of the star.

  12. 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.
  13. Wrap your yarn down the depressor and glue it to hold.
  14. 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

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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.

Empty cone next to a completed Santa.

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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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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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November 11, 2020

This is an easy and inexpensive way to create a retro tree topper that's also fun to make. All you need is a package of silver pipe cleaners and that's all there is to it. If you want to change up your colors from year to year, this is also a great way to coordinate your topper to match your tree.

Starburst Pipe Cleaner Tree Topper - closeup of the topper

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January 15, 2020

Fashion a wire star shaped Christmas tree topper using 16g craft wire. See how to make one below.

DIY Wire Star Christmas Tree Topper - wire topper on a small table top tree

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