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« on: October 18, 2004 07:47:35 AM »

Anyone have creative ideas for Christmas tree toppers?  My husband and I aren't religious, so angels don't really appeal to us.  Right now, I'm thinking of trying to make a giant beaded star or snowflake, but I'd love to get other suggestions.  Maybe covering starfish with glitter and glass beads would be pretty, or even doing the same with a giant pinecone and then somehow wiring it to the top.  Hmm, the wheels are (slowly) turning... 

Bring on the Christmas craftiness!
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2004 09:34:25 AM »

dress up a barbie in something wierd...not an angel outfit since you dont want angels...but that could be kinda cool. like santa barbie? lol
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2004 10:29:28 AM »

you could do a bead and wire star or snowflake. 
Once in college I just cut a star out of gold cardboard (leftover packaging from something) taped it to a bamboo skewer, and twist-tied it to the top of the tree. 

We also baked gingerbread cookies with a hole in the top and ribbon through the hole as our ornaments.  Ah, college days.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2004 10:53:28 AM »

The wal-mart craft section has 'angel blanks'- plastic cones you staple together that fit over the top of the tree. You could use the base and attach whatever you decide to make to the top of it, making it easier to put on the tree.

How about an ornament finial? You can get the ornaments blank and decorate them yourself..make your own version of something like this:



As a twist on an angel, you could make a holiday fairy, like this one:



Another idea is to make a star out of whatever tickles your fancy and use a photo of your family as the centerpiece.

I'll stop now *grin*
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2004 07:37:15 AM »

How about an ornament finial?

I'll stop now *grin*

Ooh, I like the finial idea.  Thanks, LunaFate!

Once in college I just cut a star out of gold cardboard (leftover packaging from something) taped it to a bamboo skewer, and twist-tied it to the top of the tree.

We also baked gingerbread cookies with a hole in the top and ribbon through the hole as our ornaments. Ah, college days.

OMG, I was so poor after college that my first tree was decorated with almost nothing but dried flowers from a boyfriend and tin foil and paper snowflakes.  Just last year I made ornaments out of cinnamon and glue.  They smelled great, but they lack a certain, oh I don't know, elegance?  They look like I made them in preschool!

And I have to remember to tell my brother about the Santa Barbie -- that'd crack him up.
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2004 08:24:22 AM »

My dad thought it would be funny to try and put and empty beer can on top of the tree when I was little.  Mom was not impressed.
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2004 05:35:31 AM »

My friend puts a shrunken head on hers.
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2004 06:20:17 AM »

For my first christmas when I first got married I made a cardboard star wrapped in tin foil, then I outlined and painted the star with the gallery glass paint. once it dried it was pretty. I still have it somewhere.

I love how tin foil gets sparkly in the Christmas tree lights.
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2004 05:41:26 AM »

We have the snow monster dude from Rudolph on top (stuffed figure).
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2004 06:03:23 AM »

My parent's tree is always topped with a felt snowman that my mom made.  She attached ribbon to the back and ties it onto the top of the tree.

For my own tree at home I have a silver star (I love stars) that I made out of wire and covered with glitter and beads.  I DO NOT RECOMMEND glitter.  It gets all over everything.  I love how it sparkles... but seriously, glitter.  Everywhere.
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