So why am I not sewing right now?? I’m kinda wondering the same thing! So many things left to sew and make!
Anyway, do you have a favorite tree topper? Growing up we had an angel. A beautiful angel that my Uncle brought home from Germany. (I think it was my Uncle… I’ll have to find out about that!) But since I’ve left home, I still haven’t found that special piece.
We have this star that was really a really big ornament that we cut a hole in the bottom so it would stay on the tree. And it’s pretty and it works… But, it’s just not it… I came up with something new today!
I’m going to digress… Usually I do this on accident, but this time I’m digressing on purpose! I love huge trees! One year my Mom and I got one that was SOOOO big we had to cut part of the tree off. It was the first year in this new house and we were so excited that we kinda overestimated the height of the ceiling!!! My husband loves little bitty trees… So when we first got together we made a deal. Each year we’d switch. One year is the big tree year and the next is the little tree year. This year was supposed to be a big tree year, but before going out looking I agreed to a little tree. With the little guy running around our little house, it seemed to make sense. So I ran out to Goodwill and found a little tiny table to put our tiny tree on. Then we ended up getting a big tree!! So back went the table to Goodwill. And of course, I couldn’t help but look at their Christmas things. I fond a few tree toppers and I grabbed them. Then put them back. They weren’t what I wanted.. Actually not at all! But as I was leaving, empty-handed, I caught a glimpse of their tree topper and thought to myself, that’s kinda cute…
Then at home I walked by a bag of things in my sewing room that hadn’t been put away… Including the glittery paper I used in my Winter Paper Cut piece. The sparkle caught my eye and in no time I was making a new tree topper!
Here’s how I did it:
4 colors of paper, glittery or not
Glue (I forgot to put it in the picture)
2. Cut the strips.
(7) 1 1/2 or 2 inch by 12 inch strips
(7) 1 inch by 9 inch strips
(8) 1/2 inch by 5 inch strips
3. Fold over each strip
4. Staple each folded piece.
5. Staple all the strips together.
6. Repeat for each color.
7. Cut the wire.
8. Secure the wire to the largest star.
9. Cut the center star.
10. Staple the small star to the middle star and glue the center star to the smallest star.
11. Secure the stars together. I used the wire to secure the smaller stars to the biggest star. My glitter paper was heavy heavy cardstock for the big and middle stars. So by the time they were all stapled together, they were to thick to staple to each other. If your paper isn’t so think you can just staple them all together!
And then hang on the tree!
I hung mine in front of some lights and I love the way it lights up the loops as the lights twinkle!
Is this the tree topper that will be the ONE for all the years, I don’t know… But for now, I’m happy!
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