Earlier this year, I did a series of Christmas Tree Trimming workshops for the prestigious department stores Lane Crawford and had such a blast! The brief was to come up with tree trimming tips and ideas, and we also made some lovely toppers.
This Angel Topper is one of my absolute favourite projects we’ve done this Christmas! All you need is a trip to the ribbon store, a big bauble and a party hat. It’s a really fun one to do with the kids and oh-so-sweet. Here’s what you need:
- Party Hat template (grab one off the internet or use a party hat)
- Gold card stock
- 2inch wide gold ribbon about 1m
- 2 kinds of trim
- An oversized plastic bead or Christmas bauble
- Floral wire
- a few Paper Clips
- Glue Gun or super glue
What You’ll need to do
Step 1: Make up the cone shape and secure as needed. I used a glue gun to make sure it’s super tight but depending on the weight of your card, PVA would suffice.
Step 2: Attach the floral wire thread your oversized bead or bauble, twisting two ends together.
Step 3: Thread the floral wire end through to the top of the cone shape, and apply a little hot glue to secure the angel’s head. Wait for it to dry.
Step 4: Measure out trim for the halo and skirt, and attach with hot glue.
Step 5: To make the wings, fold the 2 inch ribbon about 10cm. Folding it back and forth, increase the increments on either side by 3cm each time, making about three to four increments.
Secure the back with clips, and attach the wings to the back of the cone shape. Top your tree with it!
And if you’re a just a bit of a funny mood… it makes for a great party hat!
Photographs by Nikki Li for BerinMade